3. Big Picture and the Sense of Place
Despite being a global agenda, the implementation of the SDGs implies locally adaptable, resource-conserving policies, activities, and products, carefully tailored to the biocultural uniqueness of each location. When acting locally, know that you are part of the huge global efforts of 193 nations and apply that global muscle to your local level. Nourish the sense of place as the ground and field of transformation for the SDGs from where your ongoing aspiring social innovation springs. Promote a tighter connection between local knowledge and action and global norm-setting.
4. Practicing Nested-Systems Thinking
We live and breathe in nested systems of intelligence and activity. While developing your strategies and products, choose a constellation of SDGs which generates multiple wins and positive side-effects to enhance the whole set of goals. The goals are designed to interact, so design to progress them all together. By adopting nested systems thinking we enter into a kind of resonant dance and while activating local responses we are also adding higher order value to larger processes of regional adaptation and global impact. Go for the good of the whole, leverage interlinkages with other SDGs, and remember that the parts of a system cannot survive without the whole.