UN’s 17 Sustainable Development goals

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for People, Planet, Peace, Prosperity,  Partnerships –  in other words – the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development goals:  https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300 Many of these goals libraries can be a part of for resources, knowledge and action:

UN sustainable development goals

Also be sure to download the Agenda  — a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom, We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

 https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld/publication

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Youth Sustainability Video Contest!

Calling America’s Youth – submit a video on what you doing to foster sustainable communities –  due June 1!   The Obama Administration invites video submissions from America’s youth  in the areas of economy, education, energy and environment, health, and science and technology. Winning videos will be chosen by a panel of Administration officials and featured at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Winners also will be invited to the White House for a special event on sustainability leadership!

UN World Environmental Day TODAY

1_backgroundEvery June 5 since 1972 is the UN’s World Environmental Day. The goal of this day  is to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. Their web site offer many ideas, tips, information,videos, groups, campaigns and more.  Follow them on twitter and they will plant one tree for every follower! They also have a nice 12 steps program – to help unite and combat climate change.