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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

What is sustainability? And how can we achieve it?

The United Nations defines sustainable development as “meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.” But what does that really mean?

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals show us what true sustainability is. They serve as a roadmap that enables us to envision our destination, a world in which we enjoy:

Social sustainability
Environmental sustainability
Economic sustainability


Goal 1: No Poverty, the text of this infographic is listed below
Goal 2: Zero Hunger, the text of this infographic is listed below
Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being, the text of this infographic is listed below
Goal 4: Quality Education, the text of this infographic is listed below
 
Goal 5: Gender Equality, the text of this infographic is listed below
Goal 6: Clean Water, the text of this infographic is listed below
Goal 7: Affordable Clean Energy, the text of this infographic is listed below
Goal 8: Decent Work, the text of this infographic is listed below
 
Goal 9: Infrastructure, the text of this infographic is listed below
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, the text of this infographic is listed below
Goal 11: Sustainable Communities, the text of this infographic is listed below
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption, the text of this infographic is listed below
 
Goal 13: Climate Action, the text of this infographic is listed below
Goal 14: Life Below Water, the text of this infographic is listed below
Goal 15: Life on Land, the text of this infographic is listed below
Goal 16: Justice, the text of this infographic is listed below
 
Goal 17: Partners for These Goals, the text of this infographic is listed below







How Dallas County Supports the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Fortunately, there are many individuals and organizations in Dallas County already working to support one or more of these goals. Check out the videos below to learn what these people and organizations are doing to help create a world that works for everyone.

Then imagine how quickly we could make an impact if every person in Dallas County decided to help achieve just one of the goals.

What are your interests? What kind of work energizes you? Which goal really speaks to you? Pick the goal that you are passionate about, roll up your sleeves and get to work!

Click on the links below to watch each video and read a full transcript. 

  1. No poverty 
  2. Zero hunger 
  3. Good health and well-being 
  4. Quality education 
  5. Gender equality 
  6. Clean water and sanitation 
  7. Affordable and clean energy 
  8. Decent work and economic growth 
  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure 
  10. Reduced inequalities 
  11. Sustainable cities and communities
  12. Responsible consumption and production
  13. Climate action
  14. Life below water
  15. Life on land
  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
  17. Partnerships for the goals