How Flip Flops, Ice Cream and Football Are Saving The World... This Week's Global Goals Top 5

What do ice cream, flip flops and World Cup superstars have in common? No, not summer... It's the Global Goals!

1) Flip Flop Art to Save the Ocean

Ocean Sole is an ocean conservation group in Kenya that turns flip-flop pollution into art and functional products to promote the oceans. Millions of discarded flip-flops are posing major hazards to our oceans. The group has supported and employed over 900 Kenyans, and their mission is to become a global leader in helping ordinary people start businesses in the name of conservation. Learn more about the group and their flip flop art here.

2) Ben & Jerry's Join the Fight to Support Offshore Wind Farms

Startups using tech to help deliver on the United Nations global goals are being encouraged to apply for a new UK-based accelerator opening for applications in London, backed by senior figures in sustainability, investment and tech for good.

Eating ice cream whilst saving the world... it's a win/win!

3) United Kingdom is Fighting Plastic Pollution

We're half way through 2018, and this year has already seen a number of concrete steps to combat plastic pollution in the United Kingdom. There seems to be a growing awareness among the public as well as among businesses that single use plastic is having detrimental effects on the environment. Read more to learn how you could reduce your own plastic use.

4) The EU proposes a ban on straws and other single-use plastics

The EU proposes a ban on straws and other single-use plastics, a ban that could be a vital step towards saving the world's oceans.

Full story here.

5)The World Cup Helps to Score Global Goal

As the world prepares for one of the biggest sporting occaisions on earth, some incredible orginasations are using the platform to highlight the Global Goals. This has included support from one of the greatest players of all time Leo Messi, who posted from his Facebook account in advance of the tournament congratulating the girls of La Liga del Potrero Femenina. As well as highlighting gender equality, he made his 89million Facebook followers aware of the Global Goals. Thanks Leo!

The incredible initiative Common Goal are beautiful game to support beautiful Global Goals related causes, starting with a fundaraising effort by Nigerian international William Troost Ekong. William will feature for the Flying Eagles whilst raising money to support organisations accelerating Goal 4- Quality Education.