Our aim: To raise public awareness of issues, problems, opportunities, and solutions related to environmental, economic, and social sustainability.
Our action: We provide non-formal and intercultural learning experiences in order to enhance sustainable development and encourage young people to become active and transformational agents of their communities.
Our vision: To support initiatives that boost the process of environmental transition within the EU, through social inclusion, actions on sustainability, and youth empowerment.
IRIS Sustainable Development is an Organization established in 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden by people that share a common vision; to promote and raise awareness of sustainable thinking and way of living. Specifically, IRIS’s members believe in the interconnection among economic wellbeing, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability.
For that reason, the founders of the Organization agreed on the name “IRIS”, believing in the values and the ideas behind it. According to ancient Greek mythology, Iris was a goddess serving as both a personification of the rainbow and a divine messenger of the Gods. Particularly, Iris was leaving behind her the rainbow which symbolizes the hope, after the storm and the better days that are about to come. For IRIS Sustainable Development’s team, the name encapsulates their dedication to a common objective: to inspire and motivate people to become a cogwheel of the change, aiming at creating a better and more sustainable future.
What we do
We participate as Leading and Partner Organization in Erasmus+ projects funded by the European Commission for promoting the opening of youths to inclusive activities related to constant progress and lifelong learning.
We publicize the UN 2030 Agenda and its SDGs concentrating on eight (8) specific goals, aiming at increasing environmental awareness in the community, along with human rights protection and social inclusion.
We organize group activities both outdoors and indoors aiming at combating the effects of climate change, managing effectively natural resources, and acting in favor of environmental protection.
We raise awareness of the active participation of the community in promoting equality and dignity, as well as encourage the practice of volunteering.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
“The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030”
IRIS supports actively eight SDGs