The German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) launched the German Sustainability Action Days on the occasion of the United Nations World Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012. From 18 September to 08 October 2023, we encouraged many people to set an example for a more sustainable world in numerous actions - for the first time on the Joint Action for Sustainable Development. This year, we are happy about 3,308 Actions!
The German Sustainability Action Days
Goal of the Action Days
The Joint Action for Sustainable Development community is active all year round - no question about it. However, the goal of the Action Days is to make exemplary commitment visible throughout Germany within a certain period of time, to attract public attention to the topic of sustainability, and to encourage more people to act sustainably. Everyone can change something for the better! The more people participate, the stronger the signal we send out together with the Action Days.
And this signal is sent out internationally: Since 2015, the Action Days have been part of the European Sustainability Week, an initiative launched by Germany, France and Austria in which people from all over Europe can participate. By participating in the German Sustainability Action Days, you automatically take part in the European Sustainability Week as well. At the same time, a cooperation with the UN SDG Action Campaign alows your actions to be count in the Global Week to Act for SDGs and visualized on their world map - without any additional effort for you as participants.
How can you get involved in the German Sustainability Action Days?
Actions for sustainability attract more attention if as many people as possible participate. That is why we focus on networking and cooperation with other actors in the field of sustainability. With the #gemeinsamfuermorgen campaign, we are working with our partners to ensure that sustainable action ideas are implemented and noticed.
Each #gemeinsamfuermorgen partner is calling for more commitment again this year during a campaign period that overlaps with the German Sustainability Action Days (18 September to 08 October). In this joint action period, we are collecting our plans, your ideas, actions, challenges and events under the hashtag #gemeinsamfuermorgen. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
With #gemeinsamfuermorgen we create the attention that sustainable ideas and sustainable living deserve! Get to know our partners and get involved:
Lighthouse Projects are particularly successful and effective examples of action. Every year, we select such particularly beautiful actions from the previous year. To view the Lighthouse Projects 2023, please switch to the German page.