Challenge for Change

An interactive way to tackle global issues, learn about Sustainable Development Goals, and change the world for the better.
Start today's challenge
Atlassian

Calling all change makers

Make a real difference while you learn from home during COVID-19 by taking part in our challenge for change. Put your mind to solving major world issues such as poverty, climate change, equality, and more. Be a force for good in the world by getting involved today.

Changing the world every day

There's a new challenge every day that focuses on a different Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).

Fun & Engaging

It's a fun, interactive way to engage with and learn from the experts in each area.

Win prizes

You could even win a few prizes along the way, so it's well worth getting involved in.

What are the SDG's?

Solving the world's problems won't happen overnight, we have to take it one step at a time.

The United Nations have set out 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.

They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

No small task, right?

Share your solution on Twitter

You'll be set challenges which you must carefully consider your solutions before finding a way to best present and share them on Twitter.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". They're an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.

It's development that satisfies the needs of the present without compromising the capacity of future generations. Guaranteeing the balance between economic growth, care for the environment and social well-being.

The challenges are open to students of any age. Please note that currently, they're only available in English.

If you would like to use Canva to create your challenge solutions, you have to be at least 13 years of age to sign-up for an account and accept our Terms of Use. If you have a Canva for Education account, you can use Canva under the supervision of your teacher.

No, but these tools may be useful when creating your solutions.

It's an opportunity to put your mind to solving major world issues to make a real difference, rather than a competition.

It provides teachers, students, and parents with content to aid distance learning.

However, we will be looking out for the most innovative solutions posted on Twitter to share back with the challenge creators (the experts in their fields) who may be interested in discussing your solution further and potentially even implementing it in real life. We will ask your permission before we share your solution.

Yes, you can. Just ensure you're not uploading any personal photos of you or your friends. Be respectful of yourself and others in what you post and how you respond to the work of others.

If anything makes you feel uncomfortable, let your parent, guardian or teacher know.

Please remember all images you include in your challenge solution need to either be your own work, or "royalty-free". Royalty-free means that the owner of the images has given permission for others to use the images for free. Find these by searching for "Royalty free images" online, or even better, create your own!

Yes - share your challenge solution with your teacher and classmates via email, photographs, videos or any other means.

You'll need an internet connection to access the challenge. However, once you have this, you can create your solution offline.

Yes. This is all open-source material that you're welcome to use as you see fit. Feel free to edit or adapt the challenges, to suit the context and needs of your students.

All the challenges are linked to the Australian Curriculum in the area of Sustainability. We encourage teachers from other countries to investigate links to other global curriculums in the area of Sustainability.

Through the priority of Sustainability, students develop the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary to contribute to more sustainable patterns of living.

Organizing ideas:

Systems

  • The biosphere is a dynamic system providing conditions that sustain life on Earth.
  • All life forms, including human life, are connected through ecosystems on which they depend for their wellbeing and survival.
  • Sustainable patterns of living rely on the interdependence of healthy social, economic and ecological systems.

World views

  • World views that recognize the dependence of living things on healthy ecosystems, and value diversity and social justice, are essential for achieving sustainability.
  • World views are formed by experiences at personal, local, national and global levels, and are linked to individual and community actions for sustainability.

Futures

  • The sustainability of ecological, social and economic systems is achieved through informed individual and community action that values local and global equity and fairness across generations into the future.
  • Actions for a more sustainable future reflect values of care, respect, and responsibility, and require us to explore and understand environments.
  • Designing action for sustainability requires an evaluation of past practices, the assessment of scientific and technological developments, and balanced judgments based on projected future economic, social and environmental impacts.
  • Sustainable futures result from actions designed to preserve and/or restore the quality and uniqueness of environments.

This is included in the challenge template on the page titled 'Resources'. There is also a page on how to get started called 'Tips on How to Get Started'. You can also do your own research.

We'll post one challenge a day for 30 days. However, the page will remain up indefinitely, so you can complete these challenges at your own pace, and in your own time, as fast or slow as you please.

Canva for Education

The creativity tool for every classroom. 100% free, now and forever.

Register now for free

Trello for teachers

A visual collaboration tool used by teachers and professors worldwide for easier organisation.

Register now for free