17 good resolutions for the new year? FAO tells us. Once the Christmas holidays are over, it is the ideal time to reflect on our behaviors and habits, aiming to make 2024 more sustainable and inclusive. And this also means contributing to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the aim of building a better future for all.
There sustainability, understood in a broad sense, embraces the need to ensure decent work, equal opportunities, health, education and a vibrant quality of life. Therefore, let us begin the new year with the aim of cultivating positive change in various aspects of our lives.
17 SDGs equal 17 good intentions for a sustainable 2024
Putting others first (SDG 1)
Let’s volunteer at local kitchens or homeless shelters. In this way we contribute to combating extreme poverty and ensure that no one feels excluded or forgotten.
Be careful with the food! (SDG 2)
Lead a healthy lifestyle (SDG 3)
Let’s introduce nutritious foods into our diet and get used to doing regular physical exercises, because doing so helps promote individual and collective health. Let’s resist the urge to overeat by starting the year with good habits.
Give or donate a book (SDG 4)
We promote education by donating books or school supplies, thus helping to ensure a better future for less fortunate children and communities.
Supporting other women (SDG 5)
We celebrate and support the women in our lives, promotinggender equality. In this new year, we encourage women to pursue their ambitions and be leaders in their community.
Reduce water consumption (SDG 6)
We are aware of the importance ofwaterfall and let’s commit to reducing waste. Small gestures like turning off the tap while washing the dishes make a difference.
Reduce energy consumption (SDG 7)
We use low energy consumption light bulbs and take seriously the idea of sourcing from renewable energy sources. We turn off the lights when they are not needed and we evaluate the possibility of using solar panels.
Shopping at socially responsible companies (SDG 8)
We support companies with reputations of ethical working conditionspromoting fair and sustainable economic growth.
Be innovative (SDG 9)
We embrace innovative practices and technologies, spreading knowledge of sustainable solutions through social media.
Be aware of inequalities (SDG 10)
Let’s find out about inequalities in our community and let’s face them by participating in volunteering and donation initiatives.
Supporting a sustainable city (SDG 11)
We support the idea of sustainable cities, participating in local initiatives and communicating with city councils for responsible urban planning.
Adopt a low-waste lifestyle (SDG 12)
Reduce, reuse and recycle become daily mantras. We choose products with low environmental impact and support responsible brands.
Be climate aware (SDG 13)
Let’s make ours aware food and purchasing choices to reduce environmental impact, thus lowering our carbon footprint.
Keep parks and grounds clean (SDG 15)
Let’s get rid of waste responsibly, avoiding chemical contamination of land and water.
Promote inclusion and respect (SDG 16)
We deepen our knowledge of different religious traditions and holidays, promoting a world that respects differences.
Share what you have learned (SDG 17)
We share awareness and support local initiatives for sustainable development, helping to spread the word of the community.
These good intentions must not just be a January commitment, but the starting point for an entire year of positive actions. Let’s work together for a sustainable futurefueled by inclusion, awareness and responsibility towards our planet and future generations.