Dallas County Supports the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations SDGs are big and bold — and there are a lot of them. Fortunately, there are many individuals and organizations in Dallas County already working to support one or more of these goals.

If every person and organization in Dallas County commits to support at least one SDG, we'll achieve these goals much more quickly. Which goal will you commit to?

Check out the videos below to learn what various individuals and organizations are doing to help create a world that works for everyone.

 

Which area of sustainability are you interested in learning more about?


Environmental Sustainability

Dallas Water Utilities Promotes Water Conservation

—Holly Holt-Torres,
Dallas Water Utilities

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe Encourages Texans To Take Action on Climate Change

—Dr. Katharine Hayhoe,
Texas Tech Climate Center

Goal 13: Climate action

John DeFillipo Talks About How Water Is Nature’s Driving Force

—John DeFillipo,
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

Goal 14: Life below water

Matt Grubisich Explains the Urban Heat Island Effect and How Trees Make a Difference

—Matt Grubisich,
Texas Trees Foundation

Goal 15: Life on land
“...Spending time outside in a natural setting can actually reduce the symptoms of fatigue, of depression... The value of parks is understated to the value that they bring to communities and they're also underfunded.”
Matt GrubisichTexas Trees Foundation
 

Economic Sustainability

The GDHCC Encourages Us All To Engage With Our Communities

—Ricardo Ortiz
Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

The Greater Dallas Planning Council Has an Agenda for Change

—Peter Aguirre
Greater Dallas Planning Council

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Gary G. Olp Designs Environmental Architecture and Teaches Sustainable Concepts

—Gary G. Olp,
GGO Architects

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Georgeann Moss Explores Collaborative Partnerships That Are Changing Our World

—Georgeann Moss,
DCCCD

Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
“Nothing says growth more visibly than all the development and construction that you see around the North Texas region. We want to make sure that the growth continues, but it also continues responsibly.”
Ricardo OrtizCEO, Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
 

Social Sustainability

City Square Works To Address and End Poverty

—Rev. Gerald Britt,
CitySquare

Goal 1: No poverty

The North Texas Food Bank Helps Our Neighbors Thrive

—Trisha Cunningham,
North Texas Food Bank

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Texas Health Resources Provide a Lifetime of Quality Health Care

—Winjie Tang Miao,
Texas Health Resources

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Education and Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand Across DCCCD

—Dr. Joe May,
DCCCD

Goal 4: Quality education

Texas Women’s Foundation Is Transforming Texas for Women and Girls

—Roslyn Dawson Thompson,
Texas Women's Foundation

Goal 5: Gender equality

US-EcoLogic Promotes Renewable Energy in Dallas

—Steve Saunders,
US EcoLogic

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

The City of Dallas Is Building a More Sustainable Future for You

—James McGuire,
City of Dallas

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Antoine Joyce Talks About Building Bridges in Our Communities Through Performance

—Antoine Joyce,
All Stars Project

Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
“As we see technology continue its rapid improvement, we're going to see the cost of renewable energy sources continue to decline.”
Steve SaundersCEO, US EcoLogic
 

How the SDGs are categorized is strictly a matter of opinion. Here, we used the Stockholm Resilience Center's categorization scheme. You may choose to categorize them differently. The most important takeaway is that all of the goals are achievable if each of us commits to working on one or two goals that interest us the most.

Which SDG will you commit to?

Goal 1: No Poverty, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 2: Zero Hunger, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 4: Quality Education, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 5: Gender Equality, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 6: Clean Water, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 7: Affordable Clean Energy, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 8: Decent Work, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 9: Infrastructure, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 11: Sustainable Communities, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 12: Responsible Consumption, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 13: Climate Action, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 14: Life Below Water, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 15: Life on Land, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 16: Justice, the text of this infographic is listed below Goal 17: Partners for These Goals, the text of this infographic is listed below