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Environmental Sustainability

 

Environmental sustainability is the pursuit of maintaining and enhancing environmental and ecological resources provided by the Earth.

Many of our actions have lead to not living in harmony with life on Earth. As residents on this Earth, we have a duty to protect and enhance the environment in different capacities.

It is time to take action!

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The Convention on Biological Diversity

 

In 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity was born.

Countries from around the world gathered to sign on to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in order to sustain life on Earth while protecting and conserving the world’s biodiversity.

The 3 objectives for the CBD are:

  1. Conservation of biological diversity

  2. Sustainable use of the components of biological diversity

  3. Fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources

The CBD was motivated by people who wanted to take action for biodiversity and to incorporate a more sustainable method of living and development. The CBD is an amazing step forward in building community, protecting the environment and enabling action at a local level.

The CBD is just one way where the world is taking action for environmental sustainability.

This is only a brief snapshot of the Convention on Biological Diversity. If you are curious to learn more about the CBD and the Sustainable Development Goals? Go to the Convention of Biological Diversity.

 
 
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Sustainable development goals

The CBD has since put out multiple different agendas in order to protect and conserve biological diversity. The 2030 agenda committed to sustainable development was adopted by the United Nations in 2015. These would later be called The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs are 17 goals that were established in order to motivate urgent action by all countries in order to aid in global partnership. The SDGs cover a variety of topics such as Zero Poverty, Gender Equality, Climate Action, Life on Land, etc.

Each of the 17 SDGs have associated targets in which each country must strive to accomplish.

To find out more go to Sustainable Development Goals

 
 

P.O.W.E.R. is committed to protect, conserving and enhancing BioDiversity in accordance to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.

This is accomplished by taking action against threats to BioDiversity through progressive policy changes, community engagement and education.

What YOU can do to help us become more Sustainable

 

There are many actions that you can do at home to become more sustainable, some actions include:

  1. Buying local and growing your own food

    By buying local and growing your own food you can reduce your carbon footprint and fossil fuel use. Many of the foods bought in grocery stores are shipped hundreds of miles to us.

    Attend our local community garden work bee if you are interested in growing your own food!

  2. Planting gardens and enhancing available habitat for native species

    Look at our Pollinator tab for more information on how to grow and enhance your garden to support your native species.

  3. Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

    REFUSE to buy new and instead REUSE. REDUCE your ecological footprint and always RECYCLE.

    If you are curious on how to refuse, reuse, reduce recycle by learning how to make your own reusable bag, click below.

 

If you are interested in getting involved, learning more about the CBD and the SDGs or have any questions, let us know!

Contact us at info@POWERHalton.ca