Tuesday, October 6, 2015

18 Days of Global Goals (Day 12)

11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

This goal envisions sustainable, livable urban centers with universal access to green spaces.* This focuses energy and finding solutions to the increasing amounts of slums and urban decay, while using models from more sustainable cities to develop a more functional city space.

Asking yourself what you can do to help the UN reach their goal?

On a National level: Recycle. Create your own garden or join a community garden. Become more externally involved in your community. Understand and become active in civic engagement, on local, state, and national levels. 

On a International level: Volunteer or donate to programs like http://practicalaction.org/slum-improvement-1 that actively support and provide services to slum residents. The adoption of these practices, slum upgrading and land tenure create a more sustainable outcome than other slum solutions.


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