Our first focus is on category one: health. This consists of goals 2-3 and 13-15 that place improving the health of our planet, as well as our own, at the forefront.
Goal 2: Zero hunger
Hunger has been exacerbated by the pandemic and an estimated 2.37 billion are without or unable to eat a balanced diet on a regular basis. Goal 2 demands transformative change – with all UN states agreeing to work towards achieving improved nutrition and food security by 2030.
‘It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all’
The UN (source: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/hunger/)
Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
SDG 3 aspires to ensure health and well-being for all, including a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other communicable diseases by 2030. It also aims to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and effective medicines and vaccines for all.
How can I help? Take action by supporting your local foodbank and purchasing from local producers
Goal 13: Combat climate change!
By strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries, integrating climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning, improving education, awareness-raising and promoting mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate-related planning and management in the least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalised communities.
How can I help? Limit your fast fashion purchases by upcyling an old outfit for your next night out!The university of Brighton 'my cup' campaign means that when you purchase a hot drink in a reusable cup, you save money on the cost of the drink and reduce the waste of single use cups - cutting carbon and saving you money! since it launched in september 2017, an estimated 250,000 cups have been saved.The university of Brighton 'my cup' campaign means that when you purchase a hot drink in a reusable cup, you save money on the cost of the drink and reduce the waste of single use cups - cutting carbon and saving you money! since it launched in september 2017, an estimated 250,000 cups have been saved.
- You can even cut down on your single use plastics when grabbing a cofee in-between classes as the University ‘MyCup’ campaign means that you will save money when purchasing a hot drink in a reusbale cup! The campaign was launched in Septmeber 2017 and since then 250,000 cups have been saved from waste – cutting carbon and saving you money!
Goal 14: Life below water
Goal 14 is a 10-step plan to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources. These include the reduction of marine pollution and ocean acidification, the protection and restoration of ecosystems, and the end of subsidiaries contributing to overfishing. The last three targets are “means of achieving” targets: To increase scientific knowledge, research, and technology for ocean health; support small scale fishers; implement and enforce international sea law.
How can I help? cut down on your fish consumption, look out for the responsibly sourced logo when purchasing seafood, organise a 'Seaspiracy' movie night with friends
Goal 15: Life on land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. This is a goal that companies can contribute to directly by implementing strategies to incentivse sustainable land use, responsible forest management and environmental stewardship.
How can I help? recylce and shop responsibly - products that contain palm oil are contrubting to deforestation!