Conversations about the future of our planet often emphasize the problems or perilous trends we are facing. With Mapting, we change the focus of the conversation and show that solutions exist. We spread a positive message by sharing pictures and videos of every action taken to achieve the SDGs.
Take pictures of everyday acts that will help achieve the SDGs and help spread a positive message by sharing them on the map.
Open the world map to see what has already been done to achieve the SDGs around you or browse the App feed to look at all pictures & videos.
Use comments to get in touch with users from all over the world, exchange ideas, tips and, why not, coordinate a project together.
Click on the Global Goals Icon to find out more about each of the 17SDGs or on the Earth Charter Icon to learn about fundamental values and principles to foster more sustainable ways of living.
Share pictures or videos of actions you are taking part in or solutions you are implementing to unlock bonus principles and improve your user profile.
Take your Mapting pictures further and share them on Facebook to help spread a positive message about the future of our planet.
1) Click on the SDG icon related to the action you want to share to open your camera 2) Make sure your picture matches the goal by reading the banner 3) Take your picture and share it on the map 4) Unlock an Earth Charter Principle.
The story behind Mapting is one of a strong partnership between two organizations - Soka Gakkai International and Earth Charter International - and the core belief that one individual's action can make a difference. While the concept of the app, as it is today, was born in Costa Rica early 2016, the process that led to it started nearly 15 years ago with the coproduction of two worldwide exhibitions, "Seeds of Change" in 2002 and "Seeds of Hope" in 2012, highlighting ordinary individuals who took action to initiate change. This specific approach is what laid the foundations of Mapting, the rest was a lot of brainstorming sessions, countless e-mails, lots of coding and great team work.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is not still familiar with citizen, especially youth, but it is absolutely essential to get youth involved with the implementation process of the SDGs becausethe world is home to the largest generation of youth in history (1.2 billion aged 15-24 worldwide). Based on this recognition, the SGI and the ECI produced this app which will hopefully be a 'first encounter' with SDGs for youth. SDGs are hard to understand, but the app will make it easier.
We are bombarded with news, images, and videos about how things are going wrong, and we rarely hear of all the things going right. Let's show each other the positive things we're seeing, doing, and creating every day that are healing and transforming our communities.
Mapting is a great App because it brings a new and entertaining approach to discover and talk about the SDGs. It is about sharing everyday solutions; about saying that no matter the size of these solutions, they all make a difference and about showing there is hopefor the future. That, to me, is truly inspiring.
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