Is your school participating in the 2017 UNAA WA SCHOOLS’ SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE which recognises outstanding projects implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
The due date for entries has been extended until WEDNESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER
For more information and entry forms go to the UNAA WA GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP SCHOOLS website: http://www.unaa.org.au/divisions/western-australia/wa-programs-for-schools/wa-sustainability-challenge-program/
Download the SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE POSTER here: WA_sustainability_challenge_poster_v2
Need inspiration or information? You might already have a project underway which addresses one or more goals! Here are some SDGs and Target areas with which you might already be actively engaged —
Goal 6: Target 6.3: “Improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimising release of hazardous chemicals and materials ….”
Goal 6: Target 6.6: “… protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlants, rivers, aquifers and lakes.”
Goal 10: Target 10.2 “… empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status..”
Goal 11: Target 11.7 “… provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities ..”
Goal 12: Target 12.3 … reduce food waste
Goal 12: Target 12.5 …”substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse”
Goal 12.8 “..ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature“
Goal 13. “… education, awareness raising and adaption on climate change and climate change mitigation”
Goal 14. Target 14.1: “prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds”
Goal 14. Target 14.2: “protect marine and coastal ecosystems ..”
Goal 15. Target 15.1 “..ensure conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems”
Goal 15. Target 15.5 “Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt loss of biodiversity..”
Goal 16. Target 16.1 “Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere ..”
Goal 16. Target 16.7 “Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision making at all levels”
We here at the ONE WORLD CENTRE support the UNAA WA GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP SCHOOLS program and the SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS INITIATIVE WA and are happy to assist teachers, students and other members of the community with information and ideas to help you engage with Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship and the United Nations SDGs.
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Do you know about the YOUR MOVE website and program created by the WA Dept of Transport?
You can help improve the urban environment, reduce pollution, take climate action, prevent habitat destruction, improve health, promote inclusion and more by swapping your car for walking, riding a bike or catching public transport.
The YOUR MOVE website is the place to
CONNECT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
GET THE INFORMATION
MAKE A PLAN
CELEBRATE and SHARE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS
Great for schools and teachers, but you can participate as a workplace too!