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Small Smurfs Big Goals

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FIND OUT WHO YOUR SMALL SMURF IS AND WHAT YOUR BIG GOALS ARE

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What do you think makes Smurf village a happy place?

  • Equality for all Smurfs

    Equality for all Smurfs

  • No poverty

    No poverty

  • Friendship

    Friendship

  • Zero hunger

    Zero hunger

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What do you think every Smurf needs most to live well?

  • Healthy environment

    Healthy environment

  • A decent job

    A decent job

  • Justice

    Justice

  • Clean water

    Clean water

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What do you think will help Smurf village thrive in the future?

  • Preserve the land and sea

    Preserve the land and sea

  • Technology and innovation

    Technology and innovation

  • Clean energy

    Clean energy

  • Avoid over-consumption

    Avoid over-consumption

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What should Papa Smurf prioritize to give Smurf children the best future?

  • Peaceful village

    Peaceful village

  • Good health

    Good health

  • Great schools

    Great schools

  • Equal opportunities

    Equal opportunities

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supports the following goals

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What is the International Day of Happiness?

Since 2013, the world has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of human beings around the world. The day is also a good opportunity to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals, a global plan of action that, if achieved, will lead to the well-being of all people. These 17 interlinked goals, adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations, protect our people and our planet so that everyone, no matter where they live, can live their happiest lives.

Every person of any age, plus every classroom, business and government - is invited to celebrate the International Day of Happiness each year on March 20.

Why do Smurfs like the Sustainable Development Goals?

Good question.

Sure, Smurfs like eating big Smurfberry pies and singing happy songs, but it's only fun when everyone in Smurf Village has enough to eat and has no worries. That's why when the Smurfs heard about the world's big plan to protect all people, plus our environment, they had to help.

Now the Smurfs are promoting the 17 goals to show the world beyond Smurf Village how happy the world can be if we all take action to achieve these goals. Smurfs may be small, but they can still make a big difference in making our world a happier place.

So what can I do?

Join Team Smurfs! It doesn't matter how small or big you are - everyone is part of the solution. You bet your Smurfberries that you can make a difference.

To find out how you can help right now, check out the Lazy Person's Guide to Changing the World. Also, start showing your support for the Smurfs and the Sustainable Development Goals by posting about your favorite goal on social media using #SmallSmurfsBigGoals.

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No Poverty

1. No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • The first step is awareness. The more you know and spread the word about world hunger, the more chance we have to achieving goal 1.
  • Donate your time or money to helping a charitable organization that works toward job training, career empowerment or food and clothing distribution.
  • Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals by viewing the World's Largest Lesson and sharing with friends or your teacher.
Zero Hunger

2. Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • A very simple thing: don't waste food! Bring home leftovers from meals out, only cook as much as you really think you're going to eat, or start a compost bin in your home.
  • Freeze fresh produce and leftovers if you don't have the chance to eat them before they go bad. You will save food and money.
  • Buy Funny Fruit-many fruits and vegetables are thrown out because their size, shape, or color are not "right". Buying these perfectly good funny fruit, at the farmer's market or elsewhere, utilizes food that might otherwise go to waste.
  • If you're a business - arrange for excess food to be donated.
  • Join an organization in your country that seeks to fight hunger in local communities
Good Health and Well-Being

3. Good Health and Well-Being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • The most important thing is to take care of yourself by leading a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. The World Health Organization recommends taking 10,000 steps every day.
  • Avoid habits that increase your risk of illnesses, like smoking and excessive drinking.
  • Vaccinate yourself and your kids. Protecting your family from disease also aids public health.
  • Stay informed about how to prevent diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
  • Ask policymakers to pass laws that increase access to healthcare for all.
Quality Education

4. Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Recognize that keeping girls and boys in school from preschool to high school is essential for their development, and for society's.
  • Volunteer as a tutor, whether you decide to help out in your community or change your life and volunteer to teach abroad; these actions help kids stay in school. You can also mentor persons with disabilities and special needs, who may not have access to education.
  • Encourage youth to continue studying beyond high school so they can gain more skills that allow them to get decent jobs and be self-sufficient.
  • Do you work in the private sector? Think of starting a scholarship program for youth working in your sphere of influence.
  • Promote a culture of peaceful relationships and non-violence in your community.
Gender Equality

5. Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Voice your support for equal pay for equal work. Women earn 10-30% less than men for the same work.
  • Support policy makers who promote lifelong education and training for girls and women. Women account for over 60% of the world's illiterate.
  • Call out sexist language and behavior. Share positive stories of gender equality and women's empowerment. 46% of stories in news media reinforce gender stereotypes.
  • Stand behind leaders who speak up for equal opportunities. Only 9% of negotiators at peace tables and 22% of parliamentarians are women.
  • Advocate for accepting all girls and women as they are. Throughout history, girls and women have been scrutinized with regard to their attitudes, behavior, sexuality and general conduct.
Clean Water and Sanitation

6. Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Don't waste water. Be more mindful about how you use it and support policies that seek to increase efficiency in water usage.
  • Take short showers. Bathtubs require gallons more water than a 5-10 minute shower.
  • Don't rinse. If you use a dishwasher, stop rinsing your plates before you run the machine.
  • Start talking about the lack of access to toilets to raise awareness and break the taboo. Open defecation is a widespread issue that creates serious health risks. Be loud and proud about getting the poo to the loo.
  • Support organisations that empower communities to improve their own sanitation and hygiene.
Affordable and Clean Energy

7. Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Save electricity by plugging appliances into a power strip and turning them off completely when not in use, including your computer.
  • Turn off the lights if you don't need them.
  • Plug air leaks in windows and doors to increase energy efficiency.
  • Adjust your thermostat, lower in winter, higher in summer.
  • Replace old appliances with energy efficient models and light bulbs.
Decent Work and Economic Growth

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Buy only from companies that use sustainable materials, care about the environment and treat workers fairly. Demand that all companies start doing this too.
  • Encourage the passage of laws that elevate small businesses and provide job training programs for youth.
  • If you are an employer, implement inclusive policies in your workplace that promote diversity.
  • Speak up if you know of injustices in your workplace or in other industries.
  • Stay informed. Read about workers in other countries. Read about business practices. Talk to your friends about these issues.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Are you into technology? Use your skills to advance the other goals! Whether it's organizing a hackathon, starting your own sustainable business or making a movie about an issue you feel passionate about, technology and innovation are key to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • If you're a business, think about investing in clean and resilient infrastructure, where your workers will have a safe and dignified space, and the local environment won't be harmed.
Reduced Inequalities

10. Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Raise your voice against any type of discrimination in your country. Everyone should have the same opportunities regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, social background, physical abilities, etc.
  • In your community: be inclusive and understanding of all. Some of your neighbours may be migrants or refugees with a difficult past looking for a better future.
  • Be supportive of policies that promote social and economic inclusion in societies.
Sustainable Cities and Communities

11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • If you can, bike, walk or take public transport. Save the car trips for when you've got a big group.
  • Carpool to work. If you have to drive to work make it worthwhile by sharing your ride with colleagues.
  • Support groups that advocate for more public spaces and improvements in public transport, recycling systems and access to public services.
  • If your city has a car sharing scheme, take advantage of it. You'll be saving money in car maintenance and studies show they help to reduce the number of cars on the street.
Responsible Consumption and Production

12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Buy minimally packaged goods.
  • Consume only sustainable seafood. There are now many apps like this one that will tell you what is environmentally friendly to consume.
  • Stop using plastic bags. Bring your own bag when you shop and support legislation to ban plastic bags.
  • Support businesses that have sustainable practices in place. This means that they have fair conditions for their workers, and that they don't harm the environment.
Climate Action

13. Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Offset your carbon emissions! You can calculate your carbon footprint and purchase climate credit from Climate Neutral Now.
  • Eating less red meat and better farming practices could cut greenhouse gases by a third. Harmful emissions from livestock account for 14.5% of all human-caused greenhouse gases.
  • Bike, walk or take public transport. Save the car trips for when you've got a big group.
  • Raise awareness about climate change among children and young people so they know how to address it. This is crucial so we can all live a sustainable future.
Life Below Water

14. Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Curb your waste and make an effort to reduce the waste you produce, and reuse and recycle whenever you can. Much of the waste that we produce on land ends up in the oceans.
  • Don't use plastic straws, this way you can ensure they don't make their way to any sea creatures. If you are a business, provide reusable containers and stop the use of plastic straws.
  • Bring your own bag when you shop. Pass on the plastic bag and start carrying your own reusable totes.
  • If you live in a coastal area, volunteer for beach clean-ups and spread awareness about the cost of marine litter.
  • If you have the chance to visit a beach, appreciate its beauty and ensure you don't disturb its harmony and its wildlife.
Life on Land

15. Life on Land

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Do not buy products that are the result of illegal wildlife trade. Here's a list of species in danger of extinction because of this harmful practice.
  • Demand that your local authorities offer ways to dispose of gadgets properly. Up to 90% of the world's electronic waste, worth nearly $19bn, is illegally traded or dumped each year, harming the environment.
  • Don't print. See something online you need to remember? Jot it down in a notebook or better yet digitally and spare the paper.
  • Switch to online bank statements and bills to reduce your use of paper.
  • Volunteer with organizations to plant trees and restore degraded ecosystems.
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Take advantage of your right to elect the leaders in your country and local community.
  • Speak up and loudly to denounce corrupt practices in your community
  • Know your rights. In order to access justice knowing what you are entitled to will go a long way.
  • Make your community aware of their rights. Together you can demand peaceful and just conditions.
  • Request that your local government facilitate access to justice for all - whether they live in big cities or small communities.
Partnership for the Goals

17. Partnership for the Goals

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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Learn more about this goal here.

Take Action

What can I do?

  • Download the SDGs in Action app! Use it to invite others to join you in actions or browse to see what other people are doing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Share your knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and examples of successful actions to achieve them with others.
  • If you're a business, seek to partner with civil society organizations to find ways to help local communities achieve the goals.
  • If you're a civil society organization, identify other organizations with common objectives to share successful practices.
  • Look for partners that are interested in achieving sustainable development, reducing inequalities and addressing climate change.

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