As part of our commitment to the United Nations, Sigma encourages its members to better understand and help contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. They address many global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate, and more.

Sustainable Development Goals 

  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6. Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8. Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Goal 15. Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16. Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17. Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development public awareness about the purposes and activities of the UN and related issues of global concern.

How can you be involved?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seem so broad. Can I really make a difference?
Use one of the suggestions below, or come up with your own ideas and let Sigma know what you’ve done to make a difference at

Powerful Individual – Use your passion and strengths to get involved at a local level through individual participation.
For example:

  • Search the web for keywords related to the SDGs and topics important to you (e.g., habitat, end poverty, homeless shelters, food banks, water management, etc.).
  • Find a program where you can use your talents.
  • Volunteer. You can make a difference.
  • Donate your time, talent, and resources to worthy causes.

Chapter Champion – Utilize chapter resources to do what we alone cannot accomplish. For example:

  • Sponsor health related events in an underserved area.
  • Start a mentoring program in your area.
  • Partner with an appropriate hospital or clinic to help create a health-related campaign.
  • Assemble care packages to be sent to areas in need.

Global citizen – look for big projects that can improve health around the world.
For example:

  • Take an overseas trip organized by a group with a specific health-related cause that interests you.
  • Find a relief organization that needs nurses who can travel for short- or long-term assignments.
  • Check your local service organization for global outreach projects.