Global Goals

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As we start a new year we often think of personal goals. As a global community we also have goals. The United Nations have summarized these global goals here. We can see that the 17 global goals are well aligned with the 7 Laudato Si’ goals. The UN’s global goals are much broader than climate change. And so are the Laudato Si’ goals. Caring for our common home means many aspects of care – from caring for our sisters and brothers to caring for our planet and all living things.

In the resources section we see the Plastic Hero Film which asks us to become a plastic hero and help reduce plastic waste. We asked the children what sort of hero they would like to become? “I don’t want to be a plastic hero, I want to be a rainforest hero”, one exclaimed. Another said “I want to be a poverty hero”. So, dear reader, what sort of hero do you want to become?

The 17 Global Goals

1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life On Land
16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
17. Partnerships for the Goals

The 7 Laudato Si’ Goals

Response to the Cry of the Earth
Response to the Cry of the Poor
Ecological Economics
Adoption of Simple Lifestyles
Ecological Education
Ecological Spirituality
Community Engagement and Participatory Action

Seven Laudato Si' Goals
The seven Laudato SI’ goals from
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Photo Credit: Alicja Pyszka-Franceschini @ A Credible Dreamer @ Kew Gardens, London

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