It’s that time again for the #WATWB, the last Friday of the month where you post a good news story (yes, I know I’m late and yes I have a good excuse — a house full of company for the weekend).  This month’s story is about SDGs.  For those of you who don’t know what SDGs are, they are the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals, a list of 17 categories of ways to make the world a friendlier, more sustainable, more egalitarian place.

The Trump administration doesn’t think much of them, but in a shout out to city sovereignty, “a growing number of American cities are showing that small can be big — and effective — in using the U.N’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) as a framework to monitor their own progress and shield themselves from the adverse effects of a fraying relationship between the U.S. and the U.N.”

From cleaning up the Bronx River to measuring food waste, kids are stepping up.  It’s really not that surprising since our kids are our the future.




Again, the rules:

1. Keep your post to Below 500 words, as much as possible.

2. Link to a human news story on your blog, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Paste in an excerpt and tell us why it touched you. The Link is important, because it actually makes us look through news to find the positive ones to post.

3. No story is too big or small, as long as it Goes Beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.

4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD badge or banner on your Post and your Sidebar. Some of you have already done so, this is just a gentle reminder for the others.

5. Help us spread the word on social media. Feel free to tweet, share using the #WATWB hastag to help us trend!

Tweets, Facebook shares, Pins, Instagram, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. We’ll try and follow and share all those who post on the #WATWB hashtag, and we encourage you to do the same.

Have your followers click here to enter their link and join us! Bigger the #WATWB group each month, more the joy!

Happy February!

pjlazos 2.24.19

About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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12 Responses to WATWB – SDG’s

  1. One little step at a time and every community can make a big difference.

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    Interesting to see a concise image of the goals. It’s informative and hopeful. I do like the new element, too. Just perfect.

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  3. hilarymb says:

    Hi PJ – the goals are great … we’ve had too many since the early 2000s which aren’t being met … perhaps the small approach is a good one – certainly sounds like it. We need local to help our communities around us … cheers Hilary

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  4. Susan Scott says:

    So great that people on the ground – the youth in particular – are implementing action plans to make their communities work regardless of national govt input or its unwillingness to do the job they’re elected to do.. Thanks Pam – Viva SGDs!

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  5. Ken Dowell says:

    It’s depressing to read this and realize we have a government run by people who not only have no commitment to most of these goals. but actually act in opposition to several of them.

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  6. I love your educational environmental posts!

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