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Preparing for what comes next

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Windmills in a valley

Congratulations on finishing week 1!

In week 1, you learnt about what sustainability means in general terms. Next you learnt in more detail what the United Nations defines sustainability as. You then learnt how the United Nations created 17 Sustainable Development Goals and looked at 3 of these: (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger, and (3) Good Health and Well-Being. You also saw how the University of Otago carried out these goals.

You looked at some Key Vocabulary and Phrases and used this to discuss some important questions about sustainability:

  • Why is it important to act collectively?
  • What goal can you relate to, or think is the most important to you? Why?
  • How does your university/college, or institution support students financially?
  • How does your university/college, or institution support what you eat?
  • How is mental health supported in your institution?
  • What groups/people do you know that you can talk to if you need emotional support?

You have begun your journey into learning about what sustainability is and how you can do your bit to make the world a better place for future generations.

It’s your turn:

As we come to the end of Week 1, this is a good opportunity to pause and reflect briefly on what you’ve learned so far.

  • What has been most interesting, surprising or useful for you so far?
  • What are you looking forward to in Week 2?

Share your thoughts in the Comments section.

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