Conversations on sustainable development are often city-centered.
Luckily, opportunities for sustainable development abound at all locations; urban, suburban, and rural.
What do we mean by sustainable development? Watch this short video produced by the United Nations (UN) to learn more:
The UN has adopted 17 goals for achieving global sustainable development.
Choose three of those goals and learn more about each. Below, for each of your three goals, include the following:
The goal you selected
a brief summary of the issues associated with the goal
Whether or not you think the goal targets are achievable. What are the barriers to this goal?
The UN vision of sustainable development includes the four pillars of sustainability: human, social, economic, and environmental. Let us apply this to development at home.
Do you live in an urban, suburban, or rural area?
Find a reliable online source of information on sustainable development in your setting.
Below, include a summary of your findings, including a hyperlink to the resource you are using, a description of some of the special problems or issues associated with sustainability in your setting, and some of the potential solutions and current projects:
Consider your home base and the surrounding area.
What sort of sustainable development project/s do you think would benefit the people, social conditions, economy, and environment where you live? Spend some time on this and dream big!
Do you think this could happen where you live? What are some of the barriers you would anticipate facing if you attempted to make this a reality in your setting?
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