We recently undertook an exercise to establish how many of the UN SDGs The Word Forest Organisation has actively tackled. It brought a startling realisation that we’ve ticked 15 of the 17 goals in our first three years as a charity. Thus far, we’ve not undertaken a project that coincidentally or specifically aligns with goals 14 or 16 but we never say never.

This picture of one of the Mothers of the Forest working in their permaculture garden
shows goals, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 15 in action!

If you’re unfamiliar with the SDGs here’s a concise description from their website:

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030. 

There are way too many interesting pages to list here from their website and we urge you to make a large cup of your favourite brew and dive in. One of our favourites is: Why the SDGs Matter. Here, you’ll be able to look closer at each of the topics and find out how you can start embracing the principles within and also live within the planet’s means too.

If you really want to immerse yourself into this amazing strategy for living as lightly as you can on the planet, check out The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019. It’s a considerably chunkier read and it breaks the topic right down to the minutiae and delivers it with a smorgasbord of statistics.

Happy reading and happy doing!

The Team

NB: Visit our UN SDGs page for more information.