We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this earth, and to tell our stories.
–Richard Louv, Author of Last Child in the Woods–
Our kids will define our sustainable future in as little as 20 years. We are seeing attitude and behaviour change-makers as young as 17.
To be effective, creative changemakers in the future, now is THE time to nurture your child's creativity, love of nature, people and the planet. As such it's important for kids and adults alike to understand what sustainability actually is and how we define it in 2020.
Most people think sustainability is only about the ecological environment. But the United Nations (UN) 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, contain 17 such goals under the pillars of ecology, economy and environment.
Too heavy? Well, in this super-dooper comic book, Margreet Deheer makes understanding the 17 UN sustainability goals fun, exciting and memorable. The best thing is this publication is totally free to download here.
Adults, teachers, and families will all get a whole lot out of it as they read it with their kids either in the classroom or at home.
Various child-friendly formats are available. Even the producers of Thomas The Tank Engine have got involved creating several episodes explaining goals
You can also subscribe to the Fora Files to get the latest news, findings, activities and creative projects about kids, sustainability and nature play. Not only will your kids be inspired but you'll likely learn a thing or two too.
If you're a bit of a couch potato check out the UN's Lazy Person's Guide for Saving the World instead.