Commitment can take many different forms in a student, in a chapter, and on campus. One of the most beautiful manifestations of committing to the end of hunger is inviting others to make the same commitment. Students at Stevens Institute of Tech have reached out to their university president to talk about PUSH (Presidents United to Solve Hunger) — a campaign to inspire U.S. university and college presidents to take action against hunger. Eric (Co-Deli Manager) and Tim (President) spoke with the Assistant Chief of Staff about PUSH this week, particularly how Stevens FeelGood can play a leadership role in determining next steps, along with other student organizations and Stevens staff. So what’s next? Tim has applied and been accepted to a selective brunch with the president of Stevens where he’ll introduce FeelGood, PUSH, and the opportunity to work together to end hunger by 2030.
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With the emergence of the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), humanity has both a vision and a plan to create a world that works for all life. What’s needed now is our collective commitment to be the people we need to be in order to turn that plan into reality. Commitment is what keeps us going despite challenges, setbacks, and even overwhelming odds. It is through commitment that we connect with our fuller, truer selves, and thus access hidden stores of energy. Without commitment there is hesitancy, and in hesitancy there is unleashed human potential—potential we simply cannot afford to waste.
So how do we move from hesitancy to committing ourselves to the wellbeing of us all? We begin by falling in love—with our fellow human beings, with our sacred and bountiful earth, and with the miracle of being alive. When we take the time to deeply ponder the gift of existence, and when we summon the courage to truly see what we are doing to each other and to our planet, we tap into our most essential selves, and discover our innate capacity to love. This is the foundation out of which the Sustainable Development Goals emerge, and upon which all of us need to stand.
This is the powerful commitment of our partner organization Water for People — just the kind of audacious and inspired vision our world needs. What makes a vision more than just a dream, however, is an holistic approach to actually doing it. That’s why Water for People is “thinking and acting beyond the tools and the toilets, and beyond today” — knowing our collective work is about “building a foundation for the future” which is exactly what Everyone Forever means.
At The Hunger Project’s Annual Fall Gala on October 18 there will be a special focus on youth mobilization and empowering young leaders. Rightly so, there will be a number of young leaders speaking from partner countries. One of these youth representatives is our very own Chris Joy, an alumni from the University of Vermont and former leader at the UVM chapter. Throughout the weekend, Chris will represent all of the FeelGood students who have mobilized over $1.6 million for the end of hunger since 2005. Chris be playing a key role in bringing the youth voice to meetings with THP investors and staff throughout the weekend. He’ll also be presenting at the Gala! We’re so lucky to have Chris be a part of this movement and a passionate representative for youth changemakers around the globe stepping up for the end of hunger.
The Hunger Project (THP) was selected for FeelGood’s Commitment 2030 Fund because they embody, at the village and community level, the SDG’s holistic approach to hunger and poverty eradication. With programs in 17,000 communities throughout Africa South Asia and Latin America, THP empowers women and men living in rural villages to become the agents of their own development. While their approach is adapted to meet local challenges and opportunities, all THP programs have at their foundation these three essential elements: empowering women as key change agents; mobilizing communities for self-reliant action; and fostering effective partnerships with local government.
The UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) merg, for the first time, the development and environmental agendas—providing a challenging yet clear path to a world that works for everyone. It’s a path we must travel quickly: In the absence of significant progress by 2030, critical environmental thresholds will have been reached that will make most of the goals unattainable—not a viable outcome for any of us.
That makes the SDGs an entirely essential undertaking. But success will only come if we remember that the four attributes of a healthy, thriving world—Economic Prosperity, Environmental Sustainability, Social Inclusion, and Good Governance—exist only in the context of one another, and constitute an entirely new framework for humanity.