Close your eyes, relax and take a journey to meet your future self, your 2030 self...
Imagine what you might look like?
How old will you be?
What are you doing? Work? Activities?
Where are you? Country? City? Environment? Building? Room?
What do you see around you?
What do you hear?
What are you saying?
What are you thinking about your life in 2030?
The world we inherit is changing rapidly.
The current century is one of the most prosperous the planet has ever seen. However, we are facing big issues like climate change and environment degradation. Coupled with social injustices, economic disadvantage and political uncertainty, this time is unprecedented.
We need to strive every day to achieve a truly empowered world that is inclusive, equitable and sustainable for all people.
The good news is that the future is ours to build!
The Sustainable Youth Challenge is a circular-linked assignment presenting an opportunity for students to explore, understand and solve real world problems.
Getting to Know the SDGs
In Lesson 1, we will explore the fundamentals of the Sustainable Development Goals. We will review the goals set by the United Nations Development Program and explore a variety of resources including the graphic novel, The Planet and the 17 Goals while partaking in group activities and class discussions.
What is Sustainable Development
In Lesson 2, we dive deeper into the concept of sustainable development and view video resources to define the concept and identify the three dimensions of sustainability. We will connect to new learning through discussions and activities.
Uniting Thread of the SDGs
In Lesson 3 we will explore the interconnected nature of the goals, with a focus on the impact of agriculture and food systems on sustainable development. We will review statistics and interactive web resources to initiate discussion on the role of innovation in achieving the SDGs.
World's Largest Lesson
It’s time to get inspired! In Lesson 4 we will view the
World’s Largest Lesson video resources to learn about how we can all become real-world change makers! Get inspired by the work and ideas of others, and identify the steps we each can take to be part of the solution.