Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production

The twelfth UN Sustainable Development Goal: Responsible Consumption & Production

From the UN:
"Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

Sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” increasing net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle, while increasing quality of life. It involves different stakeholders, including business, consumers, policy makers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media, and development cooperation agencies, among others."

iEARN Projects Take Action

Join the below iEARN projects to take action towards achieving the twelfth UN Sustainable Development Goal!

OF2 - Our Footprints, Our Future

“(OF)2: Our Footprints, Our Future!” is an international initiative that encourages students to make resolutions to do good for themselves while taking care of their community and environment that can change the life styles and result in promoting earth-friendly habits and deeds in their everyday lives.

Youth from around the world use online tools and calculators to measure their carbon footprint and mobilize other youth by drawing their attention towards environmental issues and participate to create a healthy, sustainable environment.

Find out more and join this iEARN Project at https://iearn.org/cc/space-2/group-126

Don't Waste - Create

The aim of this project is to awake more consciousness among students about resources, recycling, and avoiding waste. Focus topics include upcycling, water saving, corn is not just corn, recipes with leftovers, weeds for healing deeds, urban gardening, and ideas for gardening on stone ground and with little water.

Find out more and join this iEARN Project at https://iearn.org/cc/space-2/group-196

Join the iEARN Collaboration Centre

Connect with educators and youth across iEARN's network