Take One Step is an online digital platform developed by the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and Monash University’s Office for Learning & Teaching, which aims to engage and educate students on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The platform offers students an opportunity to challenge their own pre-existing values and then pledge one action in which they can contribute to a better world.
Take One Step is an introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and includes community-created sustainability learning and solutions, real-world sustainability actions and peer-to-peer awareness and learning. The tool challenges participants to make an inspired change in their life - an action or pledge that is linked directly to one or more of the SDGs and to document their progress.
In 2016, Take One Step was delivered as a pilot for first and second year students in the Monash Business School. It was designed to improve student understanding of the SDGs and how they apply to business.
Over the past few years, Take One Step has generated considerable interest amongst the PRME Champion Business School network, with a number of institutions expressing an interest in using the tool in their own programs. It was also showcased at the ACTS National Conference in 2017, garnering considerable interest.
Many people and organisations across the world are already undertaking innovative programs in support of the SDGs. What is unique about Take One Step is that it can connect people who want to make a difference in the world through local action and online learning.