The Global Goals
The Sustainable Development goals, released in September 2015, were created by 5 million people from across 88 countries in all the world’s regions to be the outline for making the world a more sustainable place.
These goals are a way to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
My project investigated what these goals mean for young people and the way they live and work for generations to come. Beginning in August 2016, I committed 12 months to travel and exploration of the stories behind these 17 goals. By exposing the stories on this blog, I tried to make sense of these 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Being young presents great opportunity when looking at a problem. A problem is not always bad news; it is an invitation for innovation. I have many years to invest in new ideas that may appear at first to have small impact, but with time, these ideas could serve as a catalyst for significant systemic change. My goal was to explore both the roadblocks and strengths of situations interrelated to the 17 Global Goals, and hopefully discover ideas that my generation can cultivate in the many years ahead of us. By building off of strengths, we can empower a person to improve one life, then one small community and ultimately, one world.