Walking 4 SDGs: Let's celebrate our arrival at Instituto Terra together!

UNU-MERIT staff and students, UNU-MERIT

Update 8 May: We have (virtually) travelled 14,560 km in our Walking4SDGs journey to our final destination - Instituto Terra

We have a few hours left to walk, run, bike, to make Earth a little greener with the help of Instituto Terra!

Join us on today at 16.00 CET and let’s celebrate our virtual arrival at Instituto Terra together! Contact us for the zoom link: walking4sdgs@merit.unu.edu

Walking 4 SDGs

Between 20 March and 8 May 2021, UNU-MERIT staff and students are walking, running, cycling in support of Sustainable Development Goal 13 of the United Nations.  We are doing this in the real world -- but also virtually, together, with the help of Google Maps and online sharing platforms such as Zulip, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

UNU-MERIT will sponsor the kilometres we complete, and all donations will be transferred to the NGO of our choice: Instituto Terra in Brazil. We also warmly encourage direct private donations to Instituto Terra. 

Instituto Terra will be the destination of our adventure AND of the money we collect. We will coordinate our (virtual) arrival and look forward to meeting everyone there!

Please also see Instituto Terra's news item that about our project.

The 'walk' started on 20 March 2021, International Day of Happiness and will end on 8 May 2021, World Migratory Bird Day. During this period, we can walk/run/swim whenever we want, and each km will be added to the total number of kilometres made by the group. We can participate alone or with close family or a friend as long as we do it safely and respectfully of COVID-19 measures. Only the kilometres made by registered participants will count for the total number of kilometres made by the group.

All colleagues and students from UNU-MERIT are invited to participate! If you're interested, please register by completing this online form.

Deadline for registrations: 8 May 2021
(In other words, you can still join us on our last day!)

All support is welcome!

For those of you who are not affiliated with UNU-MERIT but would still like to join our adventure, there are other ways in which you can participate in Walking 4 SDGs!

If you are active on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), you can use the hashtag #Walking4SDGs and tag us (@Walking4SDGs) on photos and video clips of your walks/runs/bike rides.

You can also share stories from the virtual places we pass by, like recipes, songs, places to visit.

And you can help us to promote donations for Instituto Terra, the NGO that we're sponsoring in this first edition of #Walking4SDGs. Any help in spreading the word will increase the impact of our common efforts.

We thank you for your support!

The Walking4SDGs team: Teresa, Elena, Herman, Sueli and Bartel

Venue: Online

Date: 08 May 2021

Time: 16.00 - 17.00  CEST