10 episodes

In 2015, the United Nations challenged the world to meet 17 big goals that have one encompassing ambition: Leave no one behind. The Sustainable Development Goals are meant to improve the health of the planet and the lives of everyone on it. We have until 2030 to achieve them. This is No Little Plans, a podcast about the state of SDG progress in Canada, featuring many of the people who are doing the most to help this country succeed.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 42 Ratings

In 2015, the United Nations challenged the world to meet 17 big goals that have one encompassing ambition: Leave no one behind. The Sustainable Development Goals are meant to improve the health of the planet and the lives of everyone on it. We have until 2030 to achieve them. This is No Little Plans, a podcast about the state of SDG progress in Canada, featuring many of the people who are doing the most to help this country succeed.

    Digital Ageism and Covid-19

    Digital Ageism and Covid-19

    By 2030, those over 65 will account for 23 percent of the population. The Covid-19 pandemic has put the lives of seniors under a spotlight. Getting online - especially right now - can mean the difference between getting food to your house, connecting with family, and getting the vital information you need to protect yourself. When digital literacy isn't promoted across all ages of society, what do we risk losing?

    • 32 min
    The many emotions of eco grief

    The many emotions of eco grief

    The term ecological grief captures the profound sense of loss, dread and fear people feel when trying to cope with climate change. We talk about this new mental-health paradigm, how acute it is in endangered communities in the North, as well as its unexpected companion—hope.

    • 27 min
    But what about drugs?

    But what about drugs?

    The Sustainable Development Goals aim to improve the most important things about life on Earth. The prevention and treatment of substance abuse is targeted by SDG 3, Health and Wellbeing—but drug use is a shadow that cuts across the path of so many others, and therefore merits special attention. We talk about that.

    • 19 min
    The curse of contract work

    The curse of contract work

    Rihanna sang it and we are going to talk about it: work work work. The good news is that lots of people in Canada are working. In December , we hit a record low in unemployment, and it’s stayed low. As for the economy, there are lots of ways to measure that, but suffice it to say, it’s growing. Here’s the catch though: the figures are good, but the work? Not necessarily. From the rise of apps like Uber, Fiverr and Foodora to the increase in AI and automation, workers in 2019 are dealing with a totally new landscape.

    • 32 min
    For love of country food

    For love of country food

    Food insecurity is a fact of life for almost half of all households in Nunavut. Finding—and affording—sustenance is a daily challenge across Canada's North. To meet the UN’s goal of zero hunger by 2030, we must start at the top and work our way down.

    • 36 min
    Water World

    Water World

    The health of our oceans and seas affects everything from human health to food security to global climate and international economics. The seas and oceans provide work to 3 billion people around the world—and they need help from all of us.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

PrincessLakeOntario ,

Relatable and Candid

This podcast breaks down the UN goals for the average person. Helps you understand how everything fits into the bigger picture. Can't wait to hear the next 3 episodes.

jbervoe ,

An accessible and worthwhile listen

Really enjoyed the first episode and Vicky’s approach to covering a sometimes abstract topic. Looking forward to future episodes.

fsja1982 ,

Unexpectedly awesome

Accessible content and an engaging host. Yay global improvement

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