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Recycling and Sustainability: UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.


End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Sustainable Development Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Should you just give up?

No! Change starts with you. Seriously. Every human on earth—even the most indifferent, laziest person among us—is part of the solution. Fortunately, there are some super easy things we can adopt into our routines that, if we all do it, will make a big difference.

Have a look at just a few of the many things you can do to make an impact!  These suggested actions are broken down into levels such as "Things You Can Do from Your Couch," "Things You Can Do at Home," "Things You Can Do Outside Your House" and Things You Can Do at Work."  Click on the link below to learn how you can start to make a difference NOW.


Partnership of the Sister of Mercy to Promote the S.D Goals

Mercy Global Action has identified 8 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Goals 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 13,16) 
as most relevant to the mission of the Sisters of Mercy. 

Mercy Global Action

Mercy Global Action has produced a leaflet on SDG Goal #13, 'Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts'. The leaflet can be downloaded here (2 pages PDF).