This article was first published in the Huffington Post on April 15, 2016
The world is a beautiful place, but somehow it seems that humankind’s presence here has done more harm than good. As a species, we kill other species and our own; we destroy natural habitats of wildlife, while mindlessly depleting our own food supplies. Poverty and inequality plague us, and have done so for decades. We are shooting ourselves in our own metaphorical foot…and the way we are moving, eating, consuming, and behaving is simply not sustainable.
For most of us, this is common knowledge. Even the United Nations, one of the world’s largest international organizations, has noted that things must change, and soon. It’s done this through the creation and promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (aka. The Global Goals). 17 goals ranging from zero hunger to protecting life in our oceans, are nicely branded