By Association 4D

From 20-25 September, Association 4d organised a fantastic street action to commemorate the 4th anniversary of the SDGs.

More than 5,000 people put their handprint on our SDGs wall, a participative street-art performance in the center of Paris. Our motto? “J’empreinte, je m’engage”, meaning “My handprint, my commitment”. We did not only aim at creating a colorful giant mural, but we also wanted to make people think about which print they would leave behind. 

We met so many people, sometimes only onlookers, sometimes already committed to make the world better or thinking about what they could do to achieve a sustainable way of life. Young people and older ones, men and women, French people and tourists: this truly was an event made by the citizens and for the citizens! The French environment minister, Elisabeth Borne, even came to put her handprint on the wall.

These 5 days reminded us that it is together that we can make things change and that no one should be left behind. Everyone, at their own scale, is the actor of a sustainable transition. 

You can find pictures of the event on our website:, as well as a video of the action.

Association 4D was created after the Rio Conference in 1992 to build some expertise on sustainable development. They develop their activities at local, national and international level sharing with their network a vision of preserving the planet resources while reducing inequalities thanks to democratic practices.

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