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Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals End poverty in all its forms everywhere End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Reduce inequality within and among countries Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

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Project Compassion 2016 - Caritas Australia's annual humanitarian fundraising event Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal brings thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world's poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. 50 years of Project Compassion In 2016, we celebrate 50 years since the first national appeal was held in Lent of 1965. NWEI's Commitment to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals - Northwest Earth Institute Northwest Earth Institute offers tools to shrink the gap between our daily lives and global sustainability challenges and opportunities. We believe in local, community action coupled with a global perspective. Change starts where you are: at home, at work or in your local community. We also believe in the power of connecting our actions to a global movement of changemakers. At NWEI, we reference the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an avenue for impact on that global scale. Our Discussion Courses and EcoChallenge bring the values of the SDGs to life in your organization or community and inspire innovation toward meeting these goals.

High-Speed Rail in America - America 2050 A new study released today by America 2050 identifies the high-speed rail corridors with the greatest potential to attract ridership in each of the nation's megaregions. Corridors connecting populous regions with large job centers, rail transit networks, and existing air markets scored best. The study also recommends that the federal government adopt a quantitative approach to evaluating future investment in high-speed rail. Download the Press Release. The 56-page study, entitled, "High-Speed Rail in America," cites ridership potential as the number one factor in determining if a corridor is suitable for investment, identifies the specific conditions that generate ridership demand, and scores each corridor according to strength in those areas. Download the report after the break.

US top of the garbage pile in global waste crisis Image copyright Getty Images The world produces over two billion tonnes of municipal solid waste every year, enough to fill over 800,000 Olympic sized swimming pools. Per head of population the worst offenders are the US, as Americans produce three times the global average of waste, including plastic and food. When it comes to recycling, America again lags behind other countries, only re-using 35% of solid waste. Germany is the most efficient country, recycling 68% of material. The study has been compiled by Verisk Maplecroft, a research firm that specialises in global risk,

Themes of Catholic Social Teaching « Catholic Social Teaching Human Dignity We must recognise we are all brothers and sisters which requires us to respect, value and uphold a common dignity for ourselves and each other. As human beings we are created in the image and likeness of God so therefore we have an inherent worth and distinction. Community and Participation As humans we were are not created to live alone, community is clearly linked in the history of humankind. The Global Goals: get involved! – Mr. Hill's Musings Often when we take action, it can feel isolated and insignificant. With all of the major and complex problems in the world, it’s disheartening to think that our efforts barely scratch the surface. The UN Global Goals remind us that we are contributing to a global effort and that we are, in fact, making a difference in collaboration with others.

Building Management System - an overview 5 Use Case: Smart Building Automation This section presents a Building Management System (BMS) for Smart Building automation using the architecture explained in Section 4. The main purpose of a BMS is to increase people’s comfort by maintaining the building in the desired state every time and also reduce energy consumption by avoiding situations in which elements are being overused. For instance, by predicting the time of entrance of a person in a room, it is possible to adjust the temperature beforehand, or by detecting that a room is empty, lights can be turned off if they have been left on by mistake. The first section explains how the data is generated and which elements are being monitored inside the building. Since the deployment of many sensors inside a building is costly, some of them are simulated in order to scale the system and create a more realistic scenario.

Solid Waste Management Context Around the world, waste generation rates are rising. In 2016, the worlds’ cities generated 2.01 billion tonnes of solid waste, amounting to a footprint of 0.74 kilograms per person per day. With rapid population growth and urbanization, annual waste generation is expected to increase by 70% from 2016 levels to 3.40 billion tonnes in 2050. Compared to those in developed nations, residents in developing countries, especially the urban poor, are more severely impacted by unsustainably managed waste.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Preamble Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations, Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

The 11 Most Crucial Primary School Digital Citizenship Guidelines to Know The following is adapted from the book Growing Global Digital Citizens (Crockett & Churches, 2017). It features a discussion of Primary School digital citizenship guidelines, along with notes on why each one is important to consider. Since the Global Digital Citizen Foundation published the digital citizenship agreements under the Creative Commons license, thousands of schools have used them as foundations for their own programs. In this article, we’ll look at the digital citizenship agreements for primary (elementary) schools. In addition, we’ll also discuss why each of these Primary School digital citizenship guidelines is important.

How a Building Management System Works Learn how a building management system (BMS) works and how it offers you many great benefits for your property. A building management system can be retro-fitted into your existing infrastructure, or a new one can be created from the ground up. Building management system software is used to access data and manage your BMS. To learn how BMS works, Advanced Control Corporation can provide you with the necessary information, and also teach your managers how to operate a BMS system.