The Habitat Sustainable Development Goals

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Project level consideration of the Sustainable Development Goals

This this is The Habitat Projects documented treatment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Each Goal is to be listed with notes on how this project addresses the goals.

Of course these are serious issues and our project can not hope to address every goal or do more than acknowledge some of these goals. We are however committed to considering every goal in our work such that we may be open to opportunities that present themselves.

Participants are encouraged to contribute ideas to each goal to maximise our contribution and compliance to the goals.

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

The Habitat Project must retain and promote the capacity for people to participate regardless of their income or financial circumstances. Using and testing both low cost alternatives, alternatives available in less developed countries will help us develop solutions that may assist raising others out of poverty. We retain this as a "Watching Brief"

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

The Habitat Project will promote Health and well-being both in its interactions with the local and global environment and through developing and supporting resilient communities. During development and once completed the Habitat will provide opportunities for retreats, bush regeneration, low cost eco-tourisium and more.

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

One of The Habitats key goals is education through multiple avenues

  • Online such as within this Wiki
  • On Site with cooperative projects and participation opportunities
  • One Site with ongoing tours and events once completed (maintaining documents and "Truth Windows"

To support these

  • Maintain pre-requisite free learning opportunities
  • Seek a diverse range of participants from all walks of life
  • Connect city and country "cousins"

Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

The Habitat will demonstrate all aspects of water and sanitation for a standalone habitat through;

  • Water Harvesting
  • Supporting food farming
  • Processing all Grey and black water on site

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

The Habitat shall be as far as possible be self sufficient and document all inputs required permitting a continuous improvement process towards low or negative impacts.

Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Promoting local community enterprise the habitat aims to provide opportunities and resources to support a local economy and empower participants in the broader economy. If possible we will identify work opportunities on site of in the local community and/or provide personal development opportunities to participants.

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

The Habitat will be developed with self supporting infrastructure and maintain a focus on the usability of solutions to be applied in all environments including cities and manufacturing and other industries. The Habitat sub-Projects will inform the development of the Sustainable Systems Method to be used in a much wider

The Habitat will facilitate the adoption of appropriate recent and ancient innovations and where possible identify new innovative practices.

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

The Habitat aims to reduce the impact on the environment in the developed world to ensure we can provide "head Room" to developing countries use of resources in developing countries. Sustainable features and practices will be reviewed in light of reuse within developing countries. Ideally international projects may be spawned from work at the habitat.

Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Whilst not based in a city the habitat aims to engage city goers to promote better understanding of rural issues and to prototype solutions with a view to implementation in cities. The additional flexibility available including space afforded by the country location provides a platform in which to develop reusable practices.

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Reducing or reversing our Impact of the climate is a key challenge for the Habitat and includes

  • Reduced fossil fuel usage
  • Consideration or transport and embedded energy
  • Carbon capture and bush regeneration

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

Whilst The Habitat is some way from the sea it sits in the Catchment area of the Shoalhaven River which feeds into the ocean. Controlling the flow of nutrients along with other impacts on the hydrological systems to reduce or improve impacts on seas and oceans will be undertaken.

Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

The Construction, development and ongoing use of the Habitat must support and where possible improve the ecological aspects of the land on which it stands. An additional project to manage the environment will be initiated and volunteers, resources and some income will be redirected to address Goal 15 including through the Sustainable Systems Method

Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development