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UN Global Goals

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) address poverty, inequality, climate change, education and more. The solutions journalism stories in each of the Story Collections below show how governments, civil society and businesses around the world are implementing solutions to these pressing global challenges.  These collections were created by educators for educators, but they can also be used to guide inquiry and facilitate discussion in any group setting. Each of the 17 collections (one for each of the UN SDGs) include five or more solutions journalism stories published by a diversity of news outlets in the United States and around the world; an introduction to the stories in the collection and how they relate to the particular goal; discussion questions appropriate for high school and college-level students; and notes that make it to integrate any or all of the questions into lesson plans or discussion guides.  Each month, we also feature stories that align with the UN's Global Goal of the month.  For August, that's Goal #7: Affordable and Clean Energy.



Note: SJN's Story Collections are licensed by Creative Commons and are free to download and adapt for non-commercial use. Just click on the "copy and customize" button within the collection and a copy will be added to your account. Then edit the description, add or delete discussion questions, and even customize the collection with new stories from the Solutions Story Tracker.

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    Building a Just Energy Future in Michigan

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    A green tech battery plant is transforming a deep-red part of Georgia

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    'We Need To Act Now': This Small Wisconsin City Is Boosting Its Use Of Renewable Energy To Fight Climate Change

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    Crypto power: Can solar boost cheap, green homes in S.Africa?

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    Can Ontario boost EV battery recycling before it's too late?

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