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Partnerships for the goals

17. Partnerships for the Goals Partnerships are an important, if not “the” most important strategy for promoting sustainability. In 2020, the University of Otago was officially acknowledged as a United …

What Constitutes Waste?

Waste 1 (of 6) The University of Otago has 4 targets that it is aiming to achieve and has formed a catchphrase around them: “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” Let’s have …

Peace, justice, and strong institutions

16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Peace and justice are words that have a strong meaning and include a lot of things. It takes a strong institution to be able …

Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

15. Life on Land Agroecology Life on land looks at how animals, plants, and people interrelate, or connect. This is called “agroecology.” Agroecology looks at the relationships between farmers and …

Responsible consumption and production

12. Responsible Consumption and Production In order to reduce the impact that the University throws out into landfill, a major waste management company in Dunedin was approached. Ways of reducing …

Climate action

13. Climate Action Climate action is a major goal for any organisation to achieve. It involves a lot of smaller, or micro steps in order to influence the climate. Some …

Sustainable cities and communities

11. Sustainable Cities and Communities In 2020, the University launched, or began “The Sustainability Neighbourhood.” This is a sustainability model for students living in flats. It supports students who would …

Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

10. Reduced Inequalities There are many groups, which are under-represented in society. Therefore, the University tries to employ people from all sectors or places from the community. This means that …

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

6. Clean Water and Sanitation This goal is closely related to Zero Hunger (Goal 2). In order to preserve and look after the water in the surrounding environment, it is …

Welcome to Week 2

In Week 1 you learnt about what sustainability means according to the United Nations. You also went through 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): No Poverty, Zero Hunger, and …

Glossary

We have included this Glossary for reference, please note that you are not expected to remember all the new terms. You can refer to the Glossary throughout the course by …

Preparing for what comes next

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. …

Good health and well-being

3. Good Health and Well-being It is important that the University looks after the health and well-being of students. We have already seen this in regards to providing cheap, but …