The world population is growing, technology is advancing at lightning speed, we are all travelling more and most of us are almost permanently online. All this means that we are more and more one world. At the same time, we are increasingly aware of our influence on nature and climate, and of the great importance of our natural world. The United Nations is keen to use sustainable solutions to tackle the greatest global challenges. To do this, it has formulated 17 Sustainable Development Goals that it aims to achieve by 2030.
The Museon has used these 17 goals as the starting point for One Planet. Themes include: over-fishing, water pollution, energy, refugees, climate change and discrimination. The goals are addressed in 17 displays, using text, pictures, interactivity and items from the collection. Each theme is a challenge facing the whole world but the display links it to the Netherlands, so that visitors can compare the situation ‘here’ and ‘there’.
One Planet is an exciting and fun-filled educational exhibition for the whole family with many interactive elements offering visitors an entertaining way to find out how we can work together to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for the planet.
The Sint-Jans-Lyceum made a nice video about their visit to One Planet: