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? How will we know when we're successful?

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals offer a shared global vision and goals for achieving true sustainability. They provide:

  • A framework within which countries, organizations and and individuals can voluntarily establish their own sub-goals, targets, programs and initiatives to support the overarching global goals
  • A common language for communication
  • Opportunities for partnerships and collaborations to achieve the goals

Dallas College uses the 17 SDGs as a teaching and learning framework for our sustainability education program. They serve as a roadmap that enables students to envision the destination -- a world in which we enjoy:

  • Social sustainability
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Economic sustainability

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

 
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 College Supports the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Check out this webpage to learn about Dallas College programs and initiatives that support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Visit How Dallas College Supports the 17 SDGs

How Dallas County Supports the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Check out our video series to learn what people and organizations around Dallas County are doing to help create a world that works for everyone.

Browse the 17 SDGs Videos