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?
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
Sustainable Development Goals show us the outcomes of true sustainability.
Dallas College is supporting these goals, which serve as a roadmap to achieving a healthy environment, a thriving economy and equity for all.
Many other organizations in Dallas County support these goals as well.
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.
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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