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The Sustainably Wise Resource Center


Using the Resource Center


(Please read this first to understand how it is arranged or works particularly if you

would like to add or post additional articles, videos or other information.)


The Resource Center is where you will find general information, articles, resource materials or whatever arranged by topic and sub-topic area for your ease of discovery and use. While we have collected, contributed and continue to add files ourselves that we think are among the most interesting and important we invite you to add files as well. In time this should thus grow into becoming a huge archive of incredibly helpful and useful information. However, if you are interested in helping us shift to a more sustainable world please check out the Learning Center as well. That is where you will find the most essential information for helping to achieve each of the SDGs arranged according to whichever stakeholder group you happen to be a part of or interested in. 


Here is how you can add or post articles, videos or other materials to the Resource Center: 


In order to add things you will need to be registered and sign in first. If you abuse this privilege by adding things that are inappropriate or off-topic etc then your membership will be reviewed, you will receive a warning and/or your account will be discontinued. 

The topics and sub-topics in the Resource Center have been arranged according to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and Targets - though additional topics, sub-topics, and sub-sub-topics have been included as well. This should help us all to become more familiar with the goals and make it easier for you to find things that are pertinent to whichever Goals or issue areas you are interested in or focusing on. You can click on the topic and sub-topic areas in the list included below, use the drop down menu in the menu bar at the topic of each page, or just scroll and browse from one page to the next within the Resource Center itself. At the top of each page we will also include the name of the Goal, Topic and Sub-topic area that you are in thus making it easier to find related material of interest, to look for similar topic areas, and/or to relocate materials you have seen before etc. 


Articles and materials that address more than one Topic Area can both be posted and found in multiple places thus under additional topic areas; and some of our topic and sub-topic areas are actually set up to address multiple topic areas in an integrated manner. 


We will also be developing and including a rating system so that you and all of the other users can indicate which articles you think are the most relevant, important, interesting, or helpful, etc. You will be able to set the rating and sorting system by various parameters including the date of posting, highest rated, location of the subject matter (where the activity took place), additional topics addressed in the article, etc.


You do not have to rate articles that you read or watch; but if you post them you do have to add the date, place, and your thoughts as to its importance. Please try to be as helpful as possible when you make use of the Resource Center as it is meant to make it easy for all of us to find the information that might be the most helpful and useful as we work together to try to create a more sustainable world and grow more sustainably wise together. 

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Reducing Poverty: SDG 1


    Social protection systems

    Access to basic services

    Ownership and control of land & natural resources

     Inheritance policies

    Appropriate new technologies

    Financial services


    Vulnerability to climate-related and other shocks and disasters

    Mobilization of resources to end poverty

    Rural poverty

        Sustainable lifestyles and practices in rural communities

        Good jobs & right livelihood opportunities in rural areas


Agriculture and Hunger: SDG 2


    Land and Soil Health

    Organic Agriculture



    Ending Hunger

    Ending malnutrition

    Doubling agricultural productivity

    Subsistence farming

    Increasing incomes of small scale farmers

    Access to land and other productive resources

    Healthy diet 



    Animal welfare

        Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

    Non-farm employment

    Agricultural related jobs

    Genetic diversity and heirloom plants: traditional knowledge and farming practices

    Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

    Pesticides and herbicides

    Investment in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services

    Agriculture subsidies and agricultural policies

    Trade restrictions and distortions in agricultural markets

    Access to market information

    Reducing food waste and loss

    EcoSystem Degradation

        Dropping water tables

        Soil loss

        Disruption of natural water cycles

        Growing impact of invasive species


Healthcare and Well-being: SDG 3


    Infant and maternal mortality 

    Ending epidemics of Non-Communicable Diseases

    End epidemics of tropical, water-borne and communicable diseases 

    Substance abuse

    Reducing deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents

    Sexual and reproductive health-care services

    Population control

    Providing universal health coverage

    Hazardous chemicals

    Air, water and soil pollution

    Access to medicines and healthcare in the developing world

        Price of drugs, medicines, emergency care and hospitals


    Invasive medicine 

    Ending harmful medical and cultural practices

    Early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks

    Diet & health

    Holistic and preventative health and medicine

    Tobacco use and smoking

    Psychiatric health

    Creating healthy interpersonal relationships


    NonViolent Conflict Resolution


Education and Education for Sustainable Development: SDG 4


    Universal access to primary and secondary education

    Early childhood care and education 

    Technical, vocational and college education

    Skill development for employment and entrepreneurship

    Equal access to education and vocational training for all

        persons with disabilities

        indigenous peoples 

        ethnic and minority populations

        children in vulnerable situations

    Education for Sustainable Development and lifestyles

        Teacher Education and Training Programs

        Curriculum development


        Greening Schools

        World’s Largest Lesson

    Human rights education

    Education re gender equality

    Education for peace and non-violence 

    Global citizenship education

    Appreciation of cultural diversity

    Inclusive and safe education facilities

    Scholarship programs

    Teacher Training Programs

    Curriculum development


Gender Equality and Female Empowerment: SDG 5


    Gender discrimination

    Eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls

    Trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

    Public services and social protection policies for domestic workers

    Valuing unpaid care and domestic work

    Sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights

    Women’s ownership and control of land and other resources

    Equality in Government Representation and Decision Making

    Equal pay for equal work


Water and Sanitation: SDG 6


    Water resources management

        The role of local communities in water and sanitation management

        Water Retention Landscaping

        Dropping water tables

        Salt water intrusion

    Ending water, land and air pollution

    Biological Waste Water Treatment

        Ending open defecation

        Improving sanitary hygiene

        Composting toilets

    Preventing and ending water scarcity

        Providing access to clean water 

        Water use efficiency and conservation

        Water harvesting and desalination

        Reuse and Grey Water Systems


Sustainable Energy: SDG 7


    Energy Conservation and Efficiency

    Renewable Energy



        Concentrated Solar

        Biological Energy


        Novel means of energy production

    Batteries and storage systems

    Clean energy research and technology

    Passive Solar/Green Buildings

    Grid Connections

    Investment in energy infrastructure

    Financing and Green Bonds




        Bikes and pedal power


        Boats and shipping

        Air travel and transport


Sustainable economic growth, full & productive employment, and decent work for all: SDG 8


    Job creation and entrepreneurship: micro, small and medium-sized enterprises

    Decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation

    Resource efficiency in consumption and production

    The role of media and advertising in driving consumerism

    Corporate Responsibility

    Full employment and decent work for all 

        Youth employment 

        Persons with disabilities

    Equal pay for work of equal value

    Eradicate forced labour

    End modern slavery and human trafficking

    Eliminate child labour

    Protecting labour rights

    Creating safe and secure working environments

    Sustainable tourism that creates jobs

        Promoting local culture and products

    Providing access to banking, insurance and financial services for all

    Supporting Aid for Trade


Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainable Industrialization: SDG 9


    Supporting sustainable industrial development in the developing world

    Small-scale industrial development and financial services

    Adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes

    Enhancing scientific research and invest in research and development

         Upgrade technological capabilities 

    Providing universal access to information and communications technology

    Public transportation systems


Reducing inequality within and among countries : SDG 10


    Promoting social, economic and political inclusion for all

    Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities

    Protecting human rights

        Rights of Children and Youth

    Fiscal, wage and social protection policies

    Regulation and monitoring of global financial markets and institutions

    Tax policies

    New and innovative means of finance

    Increasing the role of developing countries in global economic and financial decision-making    

    Migration policies and situations

    Trade, Globalization and WTO agreements and laws

    Official development assistance and financial flows

    Public Private Partnerships and Foreign direct investment

    Transaction costs for migrant remittances

    Foreign exchange and currency transactions

    Small Island Developing States

    Least Developed Countries

    Landlocked States

    Indigenous Peoples


Cities and Human Settlements: SDG 11



    Safe and affordable housing

    Basic and public services

    Natural and green building

        Networks and Standards

        Green Builders and Architects

        Building Codes

        Zoning Regulations

    Safe and affordable transport systems

    Human settlement planning and management


        Permaculture education

    Cultural and natural heritage

    Disaster prevention and planning

    Reducing the environmental impact of cities

    Municipal waste management and recycling

    Community parks, green and public spaces

    Urban, peri-urban and rural linkages

    Integrating Local, national and regional development planning


Sustainable Consumption and Production: SDG 12


    10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production

    Sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

        Measuring one’s ecological footprint

        Ending the depletion of our natural resource base

    Reducing food waste and losses

    Environmentally sound management of chemicals and wastes


    Adoption of sustainable practices, assessment and reporting within business

        Green Industry

        Sustainable Business Centers and Green Business Networks

        Green Business Media

    Standards and Labeling

    Green Chemistry

    Creating a Cradle to Cradle Circular Economy


        Zero Waste

        Extended Producer Responsibility

        EcoIndustrial Parks

        Industrial Ecology

        Blue Economy & Businesses

        Government policies

    Ecologically and socially responsible produced foods

    Public procurement

    Sustainable lifestyles and living in harmony with nature

    Strengthening scientific and technological capacity

    Investing in sustainable tourism

    Promoting local culture and products

    Removing unsustainable subsidies

    Establishing eco-friendly tax policies

    Incentives for transitioning to eco-friendly and sustainable practices


Combatting Climate Change: SDG 13


    Strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters 

    Local, regional and national planning to address climate change

    Education, awareness-raising and institutional capacity building on mitigation and adaptation

    Investing in mitigation and adaptation to climate change

Sequestering carbon and drawing down greenhouse gases

Adopting an eco-friendly diet

Increasing energy efficiency

Adopting a climate friendly lifestyle

    Supporting programmes to address climate change in the developing world


Oceans and Marine Resources: SDG 14


    Ending marine pollution and nutrient run-off

    Sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems

        Mangrove protection and restoration

    Ocean acidification

    Regulating harvesting and end overfishing

    Maintaining healthy fisheries

    Conserving coastal and marine areas

    Removing fisheries subsidies

    Sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism

    Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology

    Providing access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets

    Sea mining and energy installations

    Ocean sonar

    Protecting marine life and species

        Coral bleaching

    Impacts from and to inland areas

        River dikes and siltation

        Saltwater intrusion


BioDiversity and the Natural Environment: SDG 15


    Wetlands and fresh water ecosystems


Illegal Logging




    Combatting desertification 

    Restoring degraded soils and lands

    Biodiversity loss and protecting threatened species

    Combatting environmental pollution

    Integrating ecosystem and biodiversity values in national and local development processes

    Ecosystem health

        Ecosystem Services

    Conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems

        Increase incentives and financial resources 

    Combat poaching and trafficking of protected species

    Providing jobs in wildlife protection and management

    Protecting Regional and Community Rights


Peaceful and inclusive societies and providing access to justice for all: SDG 16


    Reduce all forms of violence and related death rates

    End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and Child Abuse

    Rule of law and equal access to justice

    Reduce illicit financial and arms flows

    Combat all forms of organized crime

    Corruption and bribery

    Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions

    Participatory and representative decision-making

    Public access to information

    Build capacity to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime 

    Peace Education

    NonViolent Conflict Resolution


    Reducing armaments

    Weapons of Mass Destruction

        Nuclear weapons

        Chemical weapons

        Biological weapons

        Drone strikes

        Targeting of civilian populations

    Child soldiers

    International conflicts and threats to International Peace

    Right to Protect

    International Criminal Court

    International Court of Justice

    Global Environmental Pact



Means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development: SDG 17


    Improve domestic capacity for tax and revenue collection

    Official development assistance

     Mobilize financial resources for developing countries

    Assist developing countries with debt financing, relief and restructuring

    Financing sustainable development

    Green Bonds

    Impact Investing

    Support science, innovation,  environmentally sound technologies, and knowledge sharing in developing countries

    Support developing countries in implementing the SDGs

    Increase the exports of developing countries

    Global partnership for sustainable development

    Multi-stakeholder and public, public-private and civil society partnerships

    Statistical capacity-building and data collection in developing countries

    Develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product

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