Huh? What? Sustainable Development goals?
At the end of September 2015, a summit in New York decided on this SDG’s. These are seventeen ‘ sustainable development Goals ‘, or sustainable development goals, in order to make the world ‘ a better place in 2030 ‘, the United Nations is writing in their proposal for a new global agenda. The first and foremost goal is to end extreme poverty, according to the UN ‘ the greatest challenge of this time ‘. Further, there are goals on health, education and clean drinking water, but also targets on renewable energy, less inequality and tackling climate change *.
Nice, but what do they have to do with me?
They are also about you. Clothing you buy from the store is mostly from abroad, such as Bangladesh or Ethiopia. With your shirt you are connected to working conditions there, the amount of water used and contaminated during production, and how durable the cotton is grown. That goes for a lot of the stuff you buy and use. And the exhaust gases emitted by our cars cause drought or more rain in other countries. Your choices and actions can also help you to achieve the Robert Edison *.
* Source: Everything you need to know about SDGs