In 2015, the United Nations (UN) set out the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which features 17 goals called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The purpose of the SDGs is to achieve the remaining Millennium Development Goals in addition to global issues affecting developed and developing countries. The UN refers to their 2030 agenda as a “blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet,” which is well-reflected in the wide variety of goals’ nature in aiming to make the world a healthier, safer, more affordable and sustainable place by 2030.
While some goals, such as “end poverty” are daunting, the key is to find viable solutions at the local level first and expand to a global scale.
Sustainability at Brock, a partnership between Facilities Management and the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, in conjunction with the Brock Model United Nations Club, is hosting a Sustainable Development Goals Training Day on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The focus of the event will be on an introduction to the SDGs alongside workshops to help attendees tackle issues related to the 17 SDGs in the Niagara community, at home, school and work. The event will allow participants and community members to gain leadership and decision-making skills, in particular, to issues related to human rights, climate change and gender inequalities. By the end of the day, participants can expect to feel empowered and confident to make an impact in their communities and beyond.
Tickets are only $10 and includes lunch. Tickets can be purchased here.