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      SDG Meetup #10 x Young Impactmakers | SDG 14: Life below Water in Amsterdam


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      September 25, 2019

      Wednesday   6:30 PM

      2C Linnaeusstraat
      Amsterdam, Netherlands 1092 CK

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      SDG Meetup #10 x Young Impactmakers | SDG 14: Life below Water

      In September, during SDG Action Day, we will be focusing on SDG 14: Life below Water. This special edition of our SDG Meetup is developed in collaboration with our Young Impactmakers community.  According to the UN, oceans absorb about 30 per cent of the carbon dioxide produced by humans, and we are seeing a 26 per cent rise in ocean acidification since the industrial revolution. Marine pollution is reaching alarming levels, too, with an average of 13,000 pieces of plastic litter per square kilometre of ocean. That's why SDG 14 aims to sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems from pollution, as well as address the impacts of ocean acidification. | CONTRIBUTORS Merijn Hougee is the Knowledge Manager Plastics of WWF NL. Before this Merijn was the International Coordinator North Sea. Complement this with over 12 years experience at the North Sea Foundation and you can say that we have a real expert on board. Merijn will be the knowledge speaker for this evening and will guide you through SDG 14 and what WWF NL is doing for life below water. Jitske Volkert is the Impact Marketing Specialist at Dopper. She will share the story of Dopper, how they came up with developing the bottle and how they get so many people inspired to take action for their mission. Athina Karavioti is the outreach coordinator of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) in NL. Prior to that Athina was part of the XR in the UK. She will inform us about their bold approach to raise awareness through scientific evidence, how they are building a do-it-together movement in the face of the environmental crisis our world is going through. | PROGRAM 18:30 - 19:00 Walk-in (grab a drink)19:00 - 21:00 Event (learn - innovate - co-create)21:00 - 21:30 Networking drinks | SDG ACTION DAY This Meetup is the evening program of this year's SDG Action Day: a day to get inspired, establish new collaborations, and make plans of action to work on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG House will host a number of interesting sessions, among which Tech4Good, which we co-organise with the City of Amsterdam. If you’re attending both SDG Action Day and the evening program, you can buy a special ticket to the Meetup that includes a meal. Go to the SDG Action Day website for the full program and tickets. | WHAT ARE SDG MEETUPS? The Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents, Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change. The SDG Meetup series provides a continuous engagement opportunity to accelerate solutions per SDG and develop shared knowledge and resources. It is also an accessible collaboration platform for established organisations, impact entrepreneurs, SMEs, institutions and independent professionals who want to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way. Each edition focuses on one SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an interactive evening event meant to generate new ideas, connections, collaboration and action. At each edition we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create an inspiring environment for us. The learnings of each meetup are shared with the public through a blog series. | LOCATION The meetups take place at Impact Hub Amsterdam located in the SDG House (KIT Royal Tropical Institute) in Amsterdam Oost. SDG House, as a community, houses over 1000+ professionals and 50+ organisations working on or with the SDGs.

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