The German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) launched the German Sustainability Action Days on the occasion of the United Nations World Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012. This year, we would again like to encourage many people to set an example for a more sustainable world in numerous actions - for the first time on the Joint Action for Sustainable Development!
What are the German Sustainability Action Days?
The Joint Action for Sustainable Development community is active all year round - no question about it. However, the goal of the Action Days is to make exemplary commitment visible throughout Germany within a certain period of time, to attract public attention to the topic of sustainability, and to encourage more people to act sustainably. Everyone can change something for the better! The more people participate, the stronger the signal we send out together with the Action Days.
Part of the European Sustainable Develpoment Week
Since 2015, the German Sustainability Action Days (DAN) have been held as part of the European Sustainability Week, an initiative launched by Germany, France, and Austria in which people from all over Europe can participate. In Germany, by participating in the Action Days, you automatically take part in the European Sustainability Week. Without any additional effort for you as participants, your activities will be visible throughout Europe.
How can you get involved in the German Sustainability Action Days?
Actions for sustainability attract more attention if as many people as possible participate. That is why we focus on networking and cooperation with other actors in the field of sustainability. With the #gemeinsamfuermorgen campaign, we are working with our partners to ensure that sustainable action ideas are implemented and noticed.
Each #gemeinsamfuermorgen partner is calling for more commitment again this year during a campaign period that overlaps with the German Sustainability Action Days (September, 18th to October, 8th). In this joint action period, we are collecting your plans, ideas, actions, challenges, and events under the hashtag #gemeinsamfuermorgen. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
Lighthouse projects are particularly successful and effective examples of action. Soon, our lighthouse projects from 2023 will be presented here.