In 2015 the United Nations established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address the major social, economic, and environmental issues around the world. Each universal goal is equally important as they are interconnected, and transformative progress is required in all goals to develop a sustainable world. These goals are attempting to be achieved globally by 2030 and as such are becoming more prominently addressed.
Learn About the SDGs
The United Nations defines sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. It highlights the necessity for better practices now to ensure a prosperous future while maintaining quality living conditions of the present. Brock University recognizes this definition and uses it in their own sustainability policy.
For the Global Goals
Click on images below to learn more about each SDG and how the goal is being tackled at Brock University, in the Niagara Region, and how you can make an individual impact!
SDGs @ Brock
- Brock University received a Silver rating from its first Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) report, which is a framework developed for universities and colleges to measure their sustainability performance.
- Brock University is a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada, which is part of a global SDSN movement of educational institutions, research centres, and knowledge institutions to promote viable solutions to sustainable development.
- Brock Student Model United Nations Club is an opportunity for students to elevate their learning by creating innovative solutions to current world issues of the United Nations.
- Brock hosted a SDG training day to provide an introduction to the SDGs and how to act on these goals at a local and global level in our every day lives.
- Brock sustainability news provides several blog posts that relate to the SDGs.
- Brock was awarded the “Most Impactful Initiative Award” for having the greatest reduction of greenhouse gases in 2013.
- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has recognized Brock’s Goodman School of Business’ partnership with the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada). The School has received international accolades for its UN co-op program.
SDGs in Niagara
Living in Niagara offers a platform through Niagara Connects to unite people in the Niagara Region to plan, learn, and lead community action by collaborating to build evidence-informed action plans on social, economic, and environmental change for a stronger future.