GoodFestival is the world’s biggest celebration of sustainable innovation.
1. Food & Shelter:
Your project, product or service ensures access to food or durable buildings to those in need; particularly people living beneath the poverty line and people in vulnerable situations. This could include working on global food distribution issues or initiatives to reduce food waste. Or maybe you are leveraging new technology or new business models to provide basic products & services to your local community.
The GoodFestival “Food & Shelter” category is aligned to the UN SDGs 1, 2 & 6.
2. Health & Good Living:
Your project, product or service is focused on improving the overall physical, mental and emotional health of specific communities. You are focused on preventing infectious diseases, providing safe affordable drinking water or access to sanitation. Maybe you are supplying modern healthcare or educating the next generation of healthcare professionals. Or you are creating a sharing economy community to reduce consumption and preserve resources.
The GoodFestival “Health & Good Living” category is aligned to the UN SDGs 3, 6 & 12.
3. Safe Communities:
Your project, product or service is reducing all forms of violence. You want to end abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Your project focuses on ensuring that everyone has equal access to opportunity. You are focused on promoting the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, gender, disability, orientation, race, origin, religion, economic or other status.
The GoodFestival “Safe Communities” category is aligned to the UN SDGs 5, 10 & 16.
Your project, product or service provides education and training to local communities. Your project perhaps trains people on the job to gather new skills. You are working on eradicating gender inequality in the classroom and beyond. Perhaps you are training a new breed of teachers. Maybe your project is focused on ending all forms of discrimination against all women, girls and the LGBT community.
The GoodFestival “Education” category is aligned to the UN SDGs 4, 5 & 8.
5. Environmental Balance:
Your project, product or service is supporting communities to limit the effects of and adapt to climate change by conserving and recycling water, evaluating new methods of food production, or protecting marine eco-systems. You take a pragmatic approach that focuses on action and positive results. Perhaps you are learning methods from indigenous and tribal communities to enlighten everyone. You are passionate about reforestation, restoring degraded forests, sustainably managing existing forests, and substantially increasing afforestation. You get the need for biodiversity.
The GoodFestival “Environmental Balance” category is aligned to the UN SDGs 13, 14 & 15.
6. Startup Support:
Your project, product or service is focused on supporting startups and establishing companies to harness new opportunities. You are making it easy to do business at the city, regional, national or international level. You are addressing youth unemployment and underemployment. As cities shift focus to become more sustainable, the job market shifts. Your initiative is creating and/or filling those jobs to ensure the city’s stable economic future. Perhaps that includes creating new Public-Private partnerships.
The GoodFestival “Startup Support” category is aligned to the UN SDGs 8, 11 & 17.
7. Art, Music & Culture:
Your project, product or service is promoting art, design, culture, fashion, sculpture, music, books, dance, film or sports. You are using the power of music, film or any art form to bring people together to get good done. Your project can have a rural or an urban dimension or both. You are finding innovative ways of building an audience and raising funds. You want to build an international audience for your initiative.
The GoodFestival “Art, Music & Culture” category is aligned to the UN SDGs 9, 16 & 17.
8. Clean Energy:
Your project, product or service is making clean and renewable energy available to the masses. You are looking at more efficient ways of generation, transmission, storage or consumption of energy. Your initiative may include solar, wind or other clean generation technologies, smart gird or new storage approaches. You may be working on cleaner more efficient ways for cooking, heating, lighting or transportation. Perhaps you are focused on intelligent consumption.
The GoodFestival “Clean Energy” category is aligned to the UN SDGs 7, 9 & 11.