Summary

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030.

Guiding Questions:


What is sustainable development?
What are the SDGs?
Why does it matter?

What are the SDGs?

Watch the video and learn more.

Do you know all 17 goals?

Which goals are most important to you? 

Toward 2030….. and BEYOND!!!!
-    Imagine yourself in the year 2030.
-    How old will you be?
-    What might you look like?
-    Where will you be?
-    What will you be doing?
-    What kind of world would

     you like to live in?

Where does agriculture fit in?

Agriculture is one of Canada's largest industries. It plays a huge role in our economy and directly influences and works closely with several other industries, including: Tourism, Environment, Energy, Transportation, Manufacturing and more. The key to a successfully sustainable future is integration. 

The path to prosperity is clearly marked by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It requires transformative action, embracing the principles of sustainability and tackling the root causes of poverty and hunger to leave no one behind. As the prime connection between people and the planet, sustainable food and agriculture have great potential to address many of our challenges, serving up affordable, nutritious food, strengthening livelihoods, revitalizing rural and urban landscapes, delivering inclusive national growth and driving positive change across the 2030 Agenda.

Given expected changes in temperatures, precipitation and pests associated with climate change, the global community is called upon to increase investment in research, development and demonstration of technologies to improve the sustainability of food systems everywhere. Building resilience of local food systems will be critical to averting large-scale future shortages and to ensuring food security and good nutrition for all.

Let's Keep GROWing

Want to dig deeper into the topic? 

Download the lesson plan and accompanying student worksheet to engage students and challenge them to think critically about sustainable agriculture. 

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Teacher Lesson Plan

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Student Worksheets

Lesson Plan Sample

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