Seeds of Hope & Action: Making the SDGs a Reality
A joint initiative of the SGI (Soka Gakkai International) and the Earth Charter International
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.
The 25-panel SOHA exhibition also introduces a positive vision for sustainable living that can contribute to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It includes panels portraying six individuals from South Sudan to Lebanon and Brazil who have successfully taken action for change.
The SOHA exhibition is an updated version of the “Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change” exhibition created in 2010 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Earth Charter. The initial section introduces the idea of interconnection with inspiring quotes from different spiritual and faith traditions. There are newly added panels on climate change, the SDGs and the Mapting app, and QR codes now provide links to further information for online use. An interactive page has been created to collect online viewers’ ideas for action inspired by the exhibition.
The exhibition uses the “Learn, Reflect, Empower, Lead” formula outlined in Daisaku Ikeda’s proposals on education for sustainable development and is a resource for the UNESCO initiative ESD for 2030 (Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs).
“Seeds of Hope & Action: Making the SDGs a Reality” is currently available in English.
Resources for Online Showings
A PowerPoint presentation of the Seeds of Hope & Action exhibition that can be edited and tailored to the needs of specific audiences is available for online showings. It highlights the key messages of the exhibition, features close-ups of panels and offers ideas for exercises that participants can carry out in small groups.
To request the PowerPoint presentation or further information about the availability of this exhibition for educational use, please send an email to contact[at]peacesgi.org.