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Engaged Buddhism

Sustainable Development

Photo by Rayna Manger Tedford.

The SGI’s efforts to promote education for sustainable development (ESD) and climate action seek to engage a broad spectrum of people and inspire hope in each person’s ability to initiate change. They include exhibitions, a film as well as the SDGs for All media project with INPS and are designed to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promote the Earth Charter. 

SDGs for All

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at the UN to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

SDGs for All reports the underreported about the plan of action for People, Planet and Prosperity, and efforts to make the promise of the SDGs a reality. Learn more


The Mapting (“mapping” and “acting”) app allows users to track and map activities that contribute to actualizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was developed jointly by the SGI (Soka Gakkai International) and Earth Charter International (ECI) as a way of engaging and educating youth in the challenge of making the 17 SDGs a reality and helping to highlight the positive actions being taken everywhere to address global problems. Learn more

“Seeds of Hope & Action: Making the SDGs a Reality”

The “Seeds of Hope & Action” (SOHA) exhibition stresses our interconnectedness with the rest of the community of life and the need to broaden our sphere of compassion. It encourages viewers to overcome feelings of powerlessness and highlights the fact that a single individual can initiate positive change. Learn more

A Quiet Revolution

A 30-minute film featuring three dramatic case studies of how individuals in India, Slovakia and Kenya have contributed to solving local environmental problems. Learn more

As well as promoting sustainable development, local Soka Gakkai organizations also engage in cleanups, tree plantings and lectures.

View resources that promote education for a sustainable future here.

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