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Green Action Fund 2019 grantees announced

16 September 2019

Consumers International is delighted to announce that 26 Consumers International members from developing and transitional economies are to be awarded a grant of £2,200 each to implement this year’s Green Action Fund campaigns.

The Green Action Fund is an annual award that promotes sustainable consumption across the globe through awareness-raising, training, and educational activities.

The projects will be tackling a range of issues this year, from tacking food waste through the lens of gender equality in Niger, to initiatives in India that demonstrate how unused clothes donations can make a difference in helping vulnerable consumers to meet their basic needs.

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This year’s theme – Sharing Community

Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals is due to face increasingly scrutiny when the United Nations convenes for its Climate Action Summit in New York next month.

The 2019 Green Action Fund theme, Sharing Community, speaks directly to SDG 12 – Sustainable consumption and production patterns, and the importance of promoting a culture of sharing and collaboration within communities to reduce waste and improve resource efficiency.

During Green Action Week, the annual global campaign running between 30 September and 6 October 2019, grantees will run activities linked into their wider projects, that mobilise consumers around the theme and promote actions that can be taken to reduce unsustainable consumption globally.

Global action for Sustainable Consumption

This year our members will be running 26 campaigns in 23 countries across four continents: twelve in Africa, nine in Asia-Pacific, two in Latin America, and three in the Middle East.

The grants are made available by our partner, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, and administered by Consumers International, with the campaigns being delivered between September and November 2019.

Download our summary to learn more about each project.

Support the #GreenActionWeek campaign

Green Action Week is our opportunity to show how consumer advocacy groups, alongside other organisations and stakeholders around the world, are actively driving sustainable consumption.

We will be using the week to celebrate the new ideas, insight and innovations that are delivering impact and progress towards SDG 12.

Join us by using #GreenActionWeek on Twitter and Facebook to share how you are marking the week. We want to hear updates from the campaigns or actions you are taking to promote sustainable consumption in your country or region. 

Sign up for our email alerts to learn more about how you can get involved and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular #GreenActionWeek updates.