Our work is to drive positive environmental and social change in the world.
What does a 10-year old girl on a swing have to do with our purpose? Everything.
A 10-year old girl is a symbol of hope. Of the potential for our current and future generations to change the world for the better. To create a fairer and more equitable place where opportunities and resources are more evenly shared. Where humanity can live sustainably on earth and not at the expense of other creatures and the planet at large.
But no one can make these enormous changes alone. We all need to work together to seek new answers, to shift behaviours and habits, and to create long-lasting positive impacts for our children and the children of tomorrow.
This is our hope. This is our purpose.
If we commit to pursuing social and environmental change
By providing education, resources and an alternative example of how to use and share assets
It will lead to a reversal of the impact of climate change and a more fair, just and connected society
And ultimately, a world where humans live sustainably in harmony with the natural world and with one another.
In 2015 the United Nations Member States adopted a set of 17 goals as part of their 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Think of it as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are far-reaching addressing many of the issues that drive us at Uncommon Folk – ending poverty, improving education, reducing inequality, and tackling climate change.
We are united with others to do better, and are inspired by these SDGs to keep looking for new ways of thinking and rattling the cage of change when required.