The Southern Sustainability Partnership's glittering night of celebration for the Movers and Shakers in Environmental Management, Corporate Sustainability and Social Value is almost upon us, 27th November 2019 – 6.00pm to 11.00pm.
Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The UN believes we can, but not if we continue with business as usual. The UN agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Social progress expert Michael Green did a great 15 min TED talk in 2015 inviting us to imagine how these goals and their vision for a better world can be achieved. Thought-provoking stuff. You can watch Michael’s TED talk on YouTube… or read the transcript below… Read more “Can we make the world a better place by 2030?”
Just as another example of what can be achieved in sustainability, did you know there is a town in Japan with virtually no waste? The village of Kamikatsu in Japan has taken its commitment to sustainability to a whole new level. While the rest of Japan is reported to have a recycling rate of around 20 percent, Kamikatsu surpasses its neighbors with a staggering 80 percent. After becoming aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide associated with burning garbage, the town instated the Zero Waste Declaration with the goal of being completely waste-free by 2020.
Watch 4-minute video by Great Big Story on youtube…