The 2030 Time Capsule

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Top 30 Under 30 Award is turning 10! For a decade, our community has recognized exceptional young leaders that have made outstanding contributions towards a just, fair and sustainable world for all. We would like to commemorate this exciting milestone by looking back on the incredible history of changemakers, celebrating inspiring youth today, and looking forward to the leaders to come. 

We have also just entered the final 10 years of our road towards 25 September 2030, the deadline for the world to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Today, more than ever, it is time to act.  While Covid-19 has set back years of progress, the crisis has provided an opportunity  to critically reflect on the progress made, and heighten our resolve to realize a fair, just and sustainable world for all by 2030. 

We want to hear from YOU! We are excited to launch our digital #NowFor2030 Time Capsule. From now until February 19, 2021, we will capture your ideas on what we need to do now to achieve the goals by 2030 as a symbol of commitment to action for today and a reminder for the future. We will reopen this time capsule on 25 September 2030.

How to participate

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is a network of organizations and individuals in Alberta working globally and locally to achieve sustainable development and global citizenship. We believe all people can become engaged citizens working towards peaceful, just, and inclusive societies.

Join the call

Share your ideas on what we need to do now to achieve the Goals by 2030.

1. Take a photo, record a video, or compose a text that answers ‘What do we need to do now more than ever?’ in the form of “It’s time (for) _____________________.” Not sure how to finish the sentence? Try writing about which Sustainable Development Goal you’re most passionate about. Example: “It’s time for all girls to receive quality education. #NowFor2030 #IDW2021”

2. Tag #NowFor2030 and @ACGCNow (Facebook and Twitter) or @ACGC_Now (Instagram) so that we can repost and capture for the time capsule

3. Share with your networks.

4. Like and share other posts that inspire you!


What else is going on?

Celebrating 10 years – ACGC Top 30 Under 30

Every year, our selection committee chooses 30 outsanding individuals from a collection of nominations across Alberta and the world. These few are selected for their contributions to our global community, their compassion for those beyond figurative and literal borders, and their connection to Alberta.

Among many other benefits, selected youth will be featured and recognized at a public Top 30 Celebration event during International Development Week. ACGC continues to provide the opportunities for these young people to develop themselves as leaders in Alberta, Canada, and the world.

Grade 3 Lesson: Now For 2030

In the month of February 2021, participating classes across Alberta are invited to write a letter to the Grade 3 class of 2030 in their school, sharing their hopes and aspirations for the future. Once complete, send your letter to ACGC to be stored in our time capsule. 

On 25 September 2030, ACGC will open and share the letter, and will send it back to your school for the class of 2030 to read!  Download the classroom lesson and instructions!

Bonus: Download new colouring pages from Global Affairs Canada to help educate students about Canada’s role in addressing gender equality during Covid-19 around the world!

International Develoepment Week 2021

International Development Week (IDW) is an opportunity to explore how Canada and Canadians are making a difference around the world! This year’s IDW will take place from February 7-13, 2021. Learn about International Development Week across Canada and check out the many events in Alberta on the main ACGC website.

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