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Implementing SDGs in Classrooms for a Better Tomorrow

Making World a Better Place

In order to make the world a much better place to live in, the United Nations has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is a set of 17 “Global Goals” with 169 targets. The need of the hour is to change; change our basic lifestyle and our perspective.

The goal most precious to me is Goal no 13, which pertains to Climate action. However, my work involves the adaptation of various other goals, since you cannot work on a project without other goals overlapping. But, Climate action remains the center of attention.

The students, having participated in various activities to achieve the preset class goals, are already sensitized towards the need to set SDGs. Now is the time for them to be focusing not only on awareness and knowledge of the environment, but also their participation in the sustainable environmental practices. This would further help them identify with these goals and reflect them in their actions.

Green Audit in School

Through various SDG-centric projects, I have initiated activities that advocate Green Education for all. These include Green Education, Earth Day, Electronic waste management and various International Projects.

Green Audit in schools

The one which is most popular among my students is Green Audit. Under this, my students (Green Brigade) determine the energy audit of the entire school over a week. Then they report their findings and devise means to advocate responsible energy consumption in the classrooms.

We, as educators play a crucial role in driving the learners towards transforming the SDGs into action. We have the power to channelize students’ energies in the right direction and inculcate the belief that their efforts can bring about positive change.

The best way to achieve this would be to incorporate the sustainable development goals into our teaching pedagogy. Sowing the seeds of sustainable development in young minds during their formative years would help them realize their full potential.


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Written by Neeru Mittal

Neeru Mittal is a computer science educator, teaching 11th and 12th graders for the past 22 years. Since the beginning, she has been a strong advocate of saving the environment. She incorporates the use of technology in her classroom; this not only enhances the teaching-learning process but also helps her create a paperless classroom. Ms. Mittal has been selected as the Global SDG ambassador from India. She is also a Global Minecraft educator and a Skype Master Teacher.

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  1. Well said, Neeru. I totally agree with you. We, as teachers need to guide the students by leading with our own example. Keep up the good work.

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