Updated: Mar 4
Welcome back to the CAFYIR blog! This week we will be talking about, a CAFYIR favorite, the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. So, whether you are just now learning about the SDGs or looking to learn more, keep reading and enjoy!
CAFYIR on the Computer
This week the CAFYIR on the Computer students are discussing love and unity! We are learning about the importance of loving each other and coming together as a unit. To better understand what this means, we are playing lots of fun games that show how are actions affect those of others.
Our 6th-8th graders have started drafting their task list for our virtual Earth Day event. More information to come!
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Fantastic Fact Floor
Today's fact theme is the Sustainable Development Goals! If you know any facts about the SDGs, share them with us on social media using the #CAFYIR.
Did you know that there are 17 global goals for sustainable development?!
Did you know that the Sustainable Development Goals came to be at the Rio+20 Summit in 2012?!
Did you know that the new goals are the result of a three-year process involving 83 national surveys engaging over 7 million people?!
Did you know that Colombia and Guatemala were the two countries who proposed the implementation of the SDGs?!
Did you know that it was not until September 2015 that nations began to implement the 17 goals and 169 targets?!
This week's Tip Toolbox features some ways that you can work to incorporate the SDGs into your daily life:
1) Accessible education is major, recurring theme across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. You can promote this theme by encouraging your friends and family to take advantage of educational opportunities provided to them. You can also share your educational resources, like textbooks and technology, with others around you. For example, donate your old books to someone in need!
2) Equity and equality are also a primary focuses in the SDGs. You can make equity and equality a priority in your life by learning from others with different experiences and educating yourself on inequalities prevalent today. Start by learning more about SDG 10: Reduce Inequalities, here!
3) Climate change is a pressing issue facing us today and the Sustainable Development agenda prioritizes taking steps to address it. You can take steps to address environmental damage and climate change by adopting good environmental practices. You can work to preserve water, utilize renewable resources, or buy in bulk.
Section for Sustainable Development
Today we will be looking at the "5 P's" and how they apply to the 17 SDGs. Share what you learned, with us, by using the #CAFYIR.
SDG 1: No Poverty
SDG 2: Zero Hunger
SDG 3: Good Health and Well Being
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 13: Climate Action
SDG 14: Life Below Water
SDG 15: Life on Land
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 10: Reduced Inequality
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Current Events Collection
This week's current event relates back to the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda. Today we will be talking about The Paris Agreement!
The idea for the Sustainable Development Goals was first proposed proposed by the delegates from Colombia and Guatemala during the Rio+20 Summit in 2012. The plan was to build on the information gathered from the Millennium Development Goals (a similar plan) and work collaboratively to solve the environmental, social, and economic issues facing the world today. After three years of development, countries around the world “adopted the list of 17 goals and 169 targets.” Although certain goals are not progressing as quickly as anticipated, a successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda is still likely. Governments are not the only ones that can help us achieve Global Goals, individuals can too. You can do your part by treating everyone with respect, reducing your carbon footprint, and recycling. Most importantly, educate yourself and others on what the 17 goals are and how we can work together to achieve them.
This week's YouTube Activity is based on the video: "CAFYIR is Grasping Global Citizenship| WHO & SDGS| Good Health and Well Being"
Once you've watched the video, draw a picture that illustrates what SDG 3: Good Health and Well Being is to you and what it is trying to achieve!
Now create your own illustration and share it with us on social media using the #CAFYIR!
Weekly Writing Prompt:
What is your favorite Sustainable Development Goal and why?
Share your response to the question above with us on social media with the #CAFYIR.
“Our biggest challenge in this new century is to take an idea that seems abstract- sustainable development -and turn it into a reality for all the world's people.” -Kofi Annan
CAFYIR Special Segment
Hello everyone, my name is Alexis and I am the CEO and Founder of CAFYIR! This week I am doing the special segment because the SDGs are one of my favorite things to talk about.
The SDGs are applicable to everybody's daily life. I first learned about the SDGs when it was the topic of debate at one of my Model United Nations conference. When discussing the SDGs I realized that they were so cool, but not everyone knows about them. Since, I have worked to educate others on what the SDGs are and how they, on a personal level, can work towards sustainable development.
My favorite SDG is number 4: Quality Education. Share your favorite SDG will me using the #CAFYIR on social media!
"We Challenge You!"
This week we challenge you to learn about ALL 17 SDGs! Find 2 topics that interest you the most and think of some ways that you can work to make a difference.
Click here to learn about the SDGs!
Share how you are going to be more sustainable with your friends, family, and us by using the #CAFYIR!
Conclusion and Contact Us
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