17 Ways to Honor the UN’s 17 Goals for Sustainable Development
The world will celebrate the anniversary of the formation of the United Nations with United Nations Day Oct. 24. The day is meant to promote human rights, social progress and world peace. You can take part in the day by observing some of the tenets the UN ascribes to as goals.
Switch to Solar
Capture Rain with a Rain Barrel
Heat up with Solar
Compile Waste in a Compost Pile
One of the goals outlined by the UN is to halve per capita food waste.
The soil from composting can be used to grow your own food and further reduce waste. Learn how to compost with a few tips.
Grow Your Food in a Garden
Find out how to start a garden in your home.
Add a Rain Garden
It’s recommended to use native grasses for your rain garden and plants with deep roots. It’s also possible to help pollinators with your rain garden by including plants like aster. Goldenrod and milkweed are also viable options. Check with local garden centers to find the best native grasses that are pollinator friendly as well.
Build a rain garden for your home with a few suggestions.
Prop up Pollinators with Plant Selection
Help protect pollinators and biodiversity by planting pollinator-friendly plants like milkweed around your home. Learn more about which plants to use to start a pollinator friendly yard.
Cover the Ground with Cover Plants
Build a Birdhouse
Deforestation has led to increase in bugs that can carry disease and UN has set a goal to halt deforestation.
Find out how to build a birdhouse for your backyard.