Global Goals, Local Solutions (Student Guide) - Digital Promise

Global Goals, Local Solutions (Student Guide)

How might we contribute to solving a global sustainability challenge by creating a product, system, or campaign for our local community?


Prepare: Learn about the key ideas in this project

The Global Goals, Local Solutions Design Challenge is a response to the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which focus on ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and fixing climate change. As you start this challenge, it may be helpful to reflect on these guiding questions:

  • What are some of the biggest issues you see affecting your school, community, country and/or the world?
  • Who do these issues affect, and how?
  • What (if anything) is already being done to address them?
  • What more needs to be done?
  • What could inspire action to make change?
  • Who could be part of taking action and finding solutions?

You are encouraged focus on issues that you care about and that are impacting your own community.


Practice: Try as many activities to as you would like to build your skills

It’s up to you! Tackle as many other projects as you might need to help you get ready to take on this challenge.


Produce: Dig into the project and make it your own!

How might we contribute to solving a global sustainability challenge by creating a product, system, or campaign for our local community?


Produced by Digital Promise Global, with thanks to the Open Educational Resources listed throughout this guide. Distributed to Learning Studios schools as part of HP, Inc. and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You may share this project or modified versions of it under this same license.

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