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.
23:13The 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
26:46It 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
15:53In 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
14:21Our 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
22:37We 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
16:21The 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.
S1E11: Sustainable Cities & Communities
17:55In this week's episode, Alicia and Togeh talk with a bat conservationist working in the US and Mexico, a paleobotanist from Thailand, a local food waste expert, and an ecologist and a marine biologist from the Philippines. You'll learn about dead trees, bats, fat dolphins (dugongs!), and how they all work together to build a more sustainable world.
S1E10: Reduced Inequalities
27:23Inequality threatens long-term social and economic development. It can destroy a person's sense of fulfillment and self-worth, which then breeds crime and disease. In this episode, we will look at two powerful women trying to put a stop to the inequality that exists in immigration policies in the U.S. To learn more: Rosa Mendosa at the Diversity Center in Muscatine Sylvia Johnson at Free Roaming Studios
S1E9: Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure
21:18This episode discusses Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. Adam Thompson, Director of Economic Development for the Muscatine Chamber of Commerce, is back to talk about local businesses. Teddy Woodhouse, a research analyst and advocate from the World Wide Web Foundation, examines the potential of 5G internet, housing, and job growth in low-income countries.
S1E8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
30:25The United Nations set 17 goals for the world to achieve by 2030. In this episode, we'll discuss the impacts of economic sustainability. This affects communities like ours in Iowa and around the world. Adam Thompson, the director of Economic Development from the Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Gena Steffens a journalist from National Geographic join us on this episode to provide insights on how businesses and the economy go hand in hand in affecting the lives of people around the world.