Goal #13, Climate Action, states that people need to make changes to their daily lives to protect our environment. This goal supports Global Awareness because it sets out to promote a healthy planet and ecosystem. More specifically, it aims to create new policies surrounding climate change, improve education on all things sustainability, and develop climate change-related planning in developing countries. In terms of daily sustainable living, people can contribute to this goal by using a reusable water bottle instead of a plastic one. It is recommended that people drink 8 eight ounce bottles of water each day, but if there are 7 billion people in the world and a typical plastic water bottle holds 16 ounces of water, then that wastes 28 billion 16 ounce plastic water bottles each day.
Goal #8, Decent Work and Economic Growth, falls under the global perspective category because it aims to promote employment opportunities for everyone and economic success. According to the Global Goals, if we can create more jobs, promote sustainable tourism, put a stop to human trafficking, and achieve equal pay for men and women, we would be able to satisfy society’s goals without compromising the capacity of future generations to do the same.
You did a great job explaining these goals. I believe the first one is an extremely important and easily accessible goal. Everyone has A reusable water bottle, so that should in theory be easy to eliminate plastic bottle usage. The second if crucial in supporting a ‘we’ not ‘us/them’ message that the Global Goals serve to represent. By promoting success everywhere, we see success everywhere, but if we limit success to only those at the top we will never succeed.
You did a good job linking specific goals to overall global awareness. By simply using a water bottle rather than throw away plastic bottles, we could decrease the 28 billion ounces of plastic a day that the entire earth that is globally wasted per day. Making individual minor changes can lead to drastic global changes.