SDG #11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

This month’s SDG challenge is about Goal #11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities. This is a call to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable; how to make it a better place to live!

To make your own contribution to the world, take one or more of these challenges suggested by Development Perspectives:

    • Challenge #1 – Get Informed: Let’s get reading! We are asking you to read up about Goal #11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities and learn about the efforts and initiatives being made around the world. You can begin this journey of learning by reading the articles or watching the videos in the ‘Understand’ section of this pack.
    • Challenge #2 – Be Political: Let’s get political. Write/email to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, expressing the need for consideration of environmental impacts and participation in urban planning. See the current Government Ministers for them most up to date information on who to contact.
    • Challenge #3 – Educate: This challenge invites you to discuss Sustainable Cities and Communities with your friends, family and colleagues. It can be an informal chat with a cuppa or an organised workshop where you can tackle issues head on with a group. Be sure to share any education activities with us using #SDGchallenge.
  • Challenge #4 – #LikeYourBike: For this month’s challenge, we invite you to take your bike out of the shed and take it out for rides – around the block, through your local area, across the country. Share your adventures and stories with Saolta
  • Go on and tell us what you experience?
  • Take pictures of what you see and see if you can relate to the benefits of cycling.
  • If you do share, don’t forget to use #LikeYourBike #SDG11 #SustainableTransport

Some additional challenges have been shared by Anne Hannan, Tutor at Warrenmount Community Education Centre:

  • Challenge #5 – Plan a Trip: Plan a trip with Dublin Bikes. To more information access and don’t forget the share with #PlanATrip
  • Challenge #6 – Plan a Trip 2: Check out the website, The Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, where you will find the Irish Greenways are off-road routes for walkers, cyclists and other non-motorised transport in Ireland, which are often created from abandoned Irish rail networks.

More about the SDG Challenge:

In September 2015, world leaders from 193 countries came together to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs mean we as individuals can take action every month to raise awareness and to help achieve a sustainable future by 2030. Check this video out, if you would like to know more about what is the SDG challenge.

This initiative is supported by Development Perspectives as part of a wider project called Saolta. Anne Hannan, Tutor at Warrenmount Community Education Centre has been enthusiastically running this project since the start, arranging informative sessions and meetings to spread SDG Challenge information for other Tutors/Staff in the Community Education Centre.

Let’s embrace this cause?

We can all help to make a difference and raise awareness of the SDGs! Let’s embrace this cause for a better world in the future?

Good luck fellow challengers!

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