Transcript: Nico’s sustainability goal

Which UN SDG/s would you like to use?

  • 3 – Good health and wellbeing: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  • 12 – Responsible consumption and production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  • 15 – Life on the 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.

UN (United Nations) (n.d.) The 17 Goals, UN website, accessed 28 March 2023.

Why are these SDGs important to you?

I love animals and nature. My son does too, but I worry that when he’s my age, a lot of the animals that he loves won’t be around anymore – same with the trees and the plants. I want my son to have a future on a healthy planet. I want him to be healthy too and live a good life.

What is your goal?

My goal is to eat better food and provide my son with healthier options. I also want to reduce food waste and stop encouraging unsustainable food production.

What is the action you want to take?

I will build a veggie patch to grow organic fruits and vegetables for my son and me.

  • Start off with a few veggies that are easy to grow.
  • Do research and talk to local farmers about what can grow in the area.
  • Try growing more difficult and seasonal crops in the future.

I will reduce the amount of food I buy at the supermarket. 

  • Buy only things I cannot grow or make myself.
  • Avoid buying products with too much plastic packaging.
  • Write a shopping list and plan meals in advance to avoid overbuying.

I will reduce the amount of food waste I produce. 

  • Freeze food that won’t be eaten straight away to keep it fresh.
  • Keep leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day or freeze them to eat another time.
  • Compost all food scraps and use that compost for my garden.

Add a time frame for your goal so you know when you have achieved your target.

In one year, I will be cooking meals using mostly organic ingredients that I have grown myself.


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