The UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, world leaders at the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 global goals. They set an ambitious and transformative vision for peace and prosperity on a healthy planet and paved a course for how to get there. The 17 global goals tackle the most important global issues by highlighting how these areas are interconnected: to achieve equality, environmental sustainability, peace and justice, we need action to eradicate poverty and hunger, to secure good health worldwide, and to guarantee quality education. Guided by the goals, the entire world can work together to build a better and stronger future.
Breathe with Me touches upon multiple aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals but with a special focus on the following:
Good Health and Well-Being
Through participating with mindful breathing, Breathe with Me emphasizes awareness on our mental and physical well-being.
As a global project that nurtures both an individual and collective experience, Breathe with Me works to promote mindfulness in education for everyone.
Through focus on a universally shared action and experience, Breathe with Me highlights how we all, irrespective of background and status, deserve equal opportunities and rights.
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Breathe with Me emphasizes on public inclusivity. By creating a space to ‘breathe’ together, the artwork promotes urban sustainability and green public spaces for all.
By highlighting that all life needs to breathe, Breathe with Me inspires positive climate action for our entire planet.
Life Below Water
With its ultramarine blue and its wavy structure, Breathe with Me reminds us that the sea plays a crucial part in regulating and controlling the air we breathe.