A podcast examining the UN's Sustainable Development Goals from a local to a global context, produced by a bunch of high school students from Iowa in collaboration with a National Geographic Explorer based in Colombia.
The 17th Sustainable Development Goal, Partnerships, is the goal to accomplish goals. It is about sharing ideas to find a way to solve a problem. Within this podcast is an interview with the president of a global think tank in Muscatine and a marine biologist in Mexico who loves the work she does for this goal. Both talk about why we need partnerships and the importance of them. They also explain the steps their organizations take to make successful partnerships.
S1E16: Peace, Justice, & Strong Institutions
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a world filled with unrest, must be in search of peace. But are we? In this episode of Locally Global join Hannah Pautz on a journey through Goal 16 - where we will learn about birth registration, free press, and a little girl who caused a lot of trouble.
S1E15: Life On Land
In 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas, and the worlds long separated by the Atlantic suddenly began to clash. Foreign species hitchhiked to the New World, and that, combined with the settlement of Europeans, began to degrade the environment. From cockatoos to jumping worms, the stories of various creatures in environments where they don’t belong show the extremes of human negligence in caring for the environment.
S1E14: Life Below Water
Our oceans matter, but could the saying “plenty more fish in the sea” soon be obsolete? Let’s rock the boat and find out. This week, we’re talking about Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water, and why it concerns us, even if we can’t see the damage we are causing.
S1E13: Climate Action
We all know what companies are interested in - profit. So making environmentally efficient updates to their factories aren’t high on their priority lists. Our goal is to put it at the top of their priority list by raising awareness and pushing for an effective policy that rewards companies for taking climate action - or that regulates the emissions that cause climate change. We can do that by educating the people and encouraging them to support environmental policy.
S1E12: Responsible Consumption & Production
The United Nations have a set of important goals to be achieved by 2030. These goals are life-changing for everyone and everything living on this planet. The 12th Goal, Responsible Consumption and Production, is about how we use our resources - or more specifically - about how we don’t use our resources appropriately. In this episode, HON’s sustainability manager will be sharing her thoughts on this goal.
This podcast is super amazing! The students share amazing information about certain topics/goals. I would say that this would make people more interested in Model UN
This podcast gives me goosebumps it’s so good. As a high school teacher myself, I’m inspired by Rachel’s ambition with this project, and the stories told through just two episodes are powerful. Her students are legitimate intellectuals and storytellers. Bravo 👏