Greenny : Mission

The lazy person’s guide to saving the world

By: Nehemie Yesashimwe

This post appeared first on the UN’s website. You can find the original version here. It has incredibly changed my life for the past few months since I read it. To take action, I’m sharing it with you in case you haven’t seen it before. Thanks to the guidance it provides, I have been able to improve my health and behavioral patterns by eating healthier meals, keeping my house clean, saving water and energy. My edits are in Italic.

End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Sustainable Development Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Should you just give up?

No! Change starts with you. Seriously. Every human on earth—even the most indifferent, laziest person among us—is part of the solution. Fortunately, there are some super easy things we can adopt into our routines that, if we all do it, will make a big difference.

Have a look at just a few of the many things you can do to make an impact!

Level 1. Things you can do from your couch

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Level 2. Things you can do at home

Level 3. Things you can do outside your house

Level 4. Things you can do at work

These are only a few of the things you can do to save the world although most of them are not really easy and often make us feel lazy. However, we not always do things because they are easy. Remember that after all, we are saving our own lives; so this is not a choice but a necessary must. Explore this site to find out more about the goals you care most about and other ways to engage more actively.