German Sustainability Action Days

The German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) established the German Sustainability Action Days (DAN) in 2012 on the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

The aim of the Action Days is to enhance visibility throughout Germany of real commitment that sets an example to others, to foster public awareness of the topic of sustainability and to inspire more people to undertake a commitment to sustainability. Every individual can help change things for the better. The Sustainability Action Days are thus addressed at private individuals, clubs, associations, initiatives, foundations, nursery schools, universities, churches, companies, social institutions, environmental and development associations, communities, municipal utilities, authorities, public offices and ministries.

Since 2015 the Sustainability Action Days have been held as part of the European Sustainable Development Week, which is an initiative founded by Germany, France and Austria in which people from all over Europe can participate.

In Germany, participants in the Action Days are also automatically participants in the European Sustainable Development Week. This means that without added time and effort, participants can give their activities Europe-wide visibility.

German Sustainability Action Days 2018

The German Sustainability Action Days 2018 will be held from 30 May to 5 June 2018. Participating contributors for 2018 can register their involvement up to 10 June, however.

Entries for the next German Sustainability Action Days can be submitted on the website:


Sabine Gerhardt
Project Manager, RENN coordination centre
German Council for Sustainable Development, Office c/o GIZ GmbH
Potsdamer Platz 10, D-10785 Berlin
T +49 (0)30 338424-861
F +49 (0)30 338424-22-861