Daily Archives: November 6, 2015

Sustainable Development Goals

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift [4zzz fm 102.1 friday 6 Nov 2015] this week features Andy interviewing Matthew Maury from TEAR about the United Nations switch from the Millennium Development Goals to the new Sustainable Development Goals – what are the differences and how do these goals actually help us to create a better world?

Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, signed up to these development goals at the UN last month.

The millennium development goals were started up in the year 2000. The aims were:

  1. To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  2. To achieve universal primary education
  3. To promote gender equality
  4. To reduce child mortality
  5. To improve maternal health
  6. To combat HIV, aids, malaria and other diseases
  7. To ensure environmental sustainability
  8. To get the other a global partnership for development

These goals were set to expire in 2015. So the 193 countries that were signatories set goals for the next 15 years to 2030…

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Vinnies installs 25kW solar system at Lismore HQ, shop

Charity group St Vincent de Paul Society has installed a 25kW rooftop solar system on its head office and Vinnies shop in Lismore, NSW, in an effort to save on energy and operating costs. The installation of the 100-panel PV … Continue reading

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NEW HOPE COAL AGM Stand together to say NO.

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Blockade to prevent Wilson Security running Australian refugee detention centres

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About 30 people blocked entry and exit of a Wilson’s group car-park in Ann Street, Brisbane this morning (Friday, 6 November 2015). The blockade lasted for around 45 mins before getting forcibly pushed out of the space by a police … Continue reading