Sustainable Development Goals!
Everybody is talking about it, but what does it really mean?
Let’s take a couple of minutes to know what Sustainable Development Goals are all about.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are worldwide goals for all individuals and are essentially universal in nature. They give us an outline to help attain a more sustainable future for everyone. Learning about these initiatives assists us to develop insights into critical issues around the world, such as lack of access to clean water, gender equality, ensuring affordable and clean energy, analysing climate change and so on. In 2015, all UN Member States adopted 17 Goals as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Let’s know more about Sustainable Development Goal 13-Climate Action.
Climate change is a Global Challenge being faced by everyone. Did you know that according to a study by UN, 2019 was the second warmest year on record!
Practicing SDG Goals in Schools
Schools can make a huge difference by creating awareness on various issues related to climate change. In school, practicing sustainability has empowered students to build knowledge, imbibe values and develop a deep sense of respect towards nature. Participating in Project Based Learning with peers has made them environmentally responsible -future ready citizens who want to make a difference in the society.
So how can we help our students adapt to the realities of an already changing climate while also empowering them to stop climate change from getting worse? One way to take action within our own spheres of influence is to help them empathize and design projects that teach core content and skills in the context of authentic climate action.
Only together we can have a sustainable effect that our world desperately needs
How about each one of us making a difference? Do you have a cause you feel strongly to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030?
Certain steps can help to raise awareness towards the cause:
- Volunteer and participate- Spread awareness and participate in discussions through various social media platforms.
- Weekly plantation Programs
Zero waste drives- Follow the 5 R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle and promote resource conservation.
Let’s Pause to Ponder!
What is a carbon footprint? How does carbon footprint relate to sustainability?
Each person’s carbon footprint measures the amount of possible impact their daily life has on the environment.
Ultimately, the best way to reduce your carbon footprint is with a combination of energy consciousness and sustainable resources.
Let’s have a look at how can we reduce our carbon footprints by following these simple tips-
What is your carbon footprint? Are they carbon emissions from your lifestyle choices? From transportation to diet?
It’s a problem, but be a part of the solution. Counterbalance your carbon emissions today and calculate your carbon footprint.
Here are some suggested websites you can visit and take a quiz to learn more about climate change issues and calculate your carbon footprint –
Share with us the steps you are taking to combat the climate change.
Article contributed by-
Ms.Sapna Sinha & Ms.Priyanka Chaturvedi
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