The Give Me 5 Campaign Goes to Montreal Canada! SDG Youth Training at Concordia University

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(New York)– The Give Me Five Campaign was humbled to be invited by  Steve Lee and his colleagues at the  Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) to lead a Sustainable Development Goal  (SDG) student training at prestigious Concordia University on March 22nd! The training was also made possible by the fantastic group  Engineers Without Borders” (EWB)whose student chapter at […]

Give Me 5 Activities: the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development

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Give Me 5 Special Report The NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY (O1-26-2017) “Interfaith Partnerships for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”     The Give Me 5 Campaign was proud to be in attendance and a co-organizer along with other leading Sponsors including the UN Secretary General’s TOGETHER Campaign of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY […]

Give Me Five Guest Blog- Six Sustainable Development Goals and why they matter for persons with disabilities

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The Give Me Five Campaign is pleased to welcome a guest blog by Elizabeth Lockwood, United Nations Representative for CBM International.   Happy New Year! In 2017, as an advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities at CBM, I will continue to engage in the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the implementation of […]

Private Sector Best Practices- “The Future of Spaceship Earth” DNV-GL

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Perspective: The private sector has a tremendous role to play in the Sustainable Development Goals achievement. Business leadership is a strong voice (one of the strongest) in our collectively ambitious international framework. This is because I would argue that supply chains, brand identities, and markets inextricably transcend national borders. Apart from examining or qualitatively evaluating […]

Data Tools and Citizen Engagement for Climate Change Advocacy

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Taking stock on environmental action, citizens must be informed and  vigilant. Even more important, people need the forum and strong voice to advocate decision makers on climate issues. Effective and innovative data, communication, social media, and education platforms are how citizens can lobby. Have a look at some tremendous work being done to amplify citizens […]

Aligning Supply Chains for Sustainability

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Concerns are growing  in response to powerful nations actualized commitment to international environmental  progress and the COP process. While government-led action is key for providing an incentive  for business  to move toward climate action, the two are not mutually exclusive. Corporations are  global entities that in many cases rival the GDP of governments in revenue.  For this […]

Phase-Out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) Coolants Expected to Reduce Global Warming by 0.5 °C

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The Give Me Five Campaign welcomes guest contributor Leah Scully. Leah Scully Machine Design Oct 20, 2016 At a United Nations meeting in Kigali, Rwanda this past Saturday, October 15, delegates from 197 countries settled negotiations to phase out heat-trapping hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and cooling applications. The agreements are part of the Kigali […]