The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.
Goal 15 is "Life on Land." As the UN puts it: "Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss."
This series includes stories of sisters advocating for and protecting our earth.
As one solution to the practice of cutting new trees for fuel every day — including the long and dangerous walks to access trees — a women's group in the Chikuni area of Zambia is using recycled paper as an alternative energy source.
In topographically challenged New Orleans, where "running water" can be a pejorative depending on whether it is flowing inside or outside the house, a long-promised, 25-acre stormwater management and flood control project called the Mirabeau Water Garden will be a welcome sight.