Get involved Vol 23, No. 09 - September 2019

10 everyday actions you can take to ActNow on climate change!

Did you know that a chatbot is spurring individual action on climate change around the world?

As part of the United Nation’s global call to individual action on climate change, the ActNow climate action chatbot recommends everyday actions to help you make more sustainable choices – like traveling more sustainably, saving energy or eating less meat.

Choose your actions and the bot highlights the environmental impact of each industry using official facts and figures along with photos and videos. Did you know that producing a single beef burger requires an average of 1,695 liters of water, almost twice what a person drinks in a whole year? Each time you take one of the ten suggested actions, log it in the bot!

By logging your actions, you can join the global movement for change – and send a powerful message to leaders in government and business! In the lead up to the Climate Action Summit on 23 September, the ActNow bot adds up all the actions completed worldwide – 170,000 actions have been registered on the bot so far.

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you log your actions:

  • Visit www.un.org/actnow. On mobile, the chatbot will open in full screen. On desktop, the chatbot will open in the bottom right corner of your screen.
  • The chatbot first introduces the campaign. Once you are done reading, choose an action you would like to commit to and click ‘Act Now’. Next, the bot gives you some statistics related to the action you’ve chosen.
  • Click ‘log completed actions’, then click the icon for the action you have taken and watch the counter go up.
  • Increase your impact by committing to more actions. To keep track of your progress, sign up by clicking the menu icon in the bottom left corner of the chatbot.

Calling all international actors to register an SDG Acceleration Action!

In addition to the ActNow bot, international actors can also raise their ambition for the global goals by submitting an SDG Acceleration Action. The call goes out to anyone who can back up their words with action on the ground. UN DESA is collecting these actions in a new registry ahead of September’s SDG Summit, which aims to boost international commitments towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

For more information:

ActNow

SDG Acceleration Actions

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