Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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Wie is Jitse Bouma (Stichting DreamCycle)

Mijn naam is Jitse Bouma, ik ben fanatiek sporter en groot liefhebber van reizen. Sinds september 2018 fiets ik van Nederland naar India om geld in te zamelen voor het Prinses Maxima Centrum. Waarom ga ik 10.000 km’s fietsen voor kinderen met kanker? Op mijn 12de kreeg ik leukemie. G...

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Er wordt al jarenlang -en recent niet anders- geschreven over de bedreiging die "toerisme" vormt voor onze planeet. Los van allerlei culturele bedreigingen (de nadelige effecten van massa-toerisme in opkomende voormalige ontwikkelingslanden) gaat het dan vaak om bedreigingen voor het milieu -en spec...

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Duurzaamheid. Ik vind het een moeilijk begrip. Het is ook zo’n containerbegrip, dat je naar gelang je voorkeuren of (zakelijke) bezigheden op allerlei manieren kunt uitleggen. Dat maakt het ook zo lastig om duurzaamheid te definiëren. Duurzaam leven, hoe doe je dat? Duurzaamheid, een defi...

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Ik lees een interessant artikel over het initiatief van David Katz, een ontwikkelingsondernemer uit Canada die de Plastic Bank heeft opgezet. Plastic wordt tegen een eerlijke prijs ingekocht bij verzamelers in ontwikkelingslanden, vervolgens verscheept naar westerse landen, die het recyclen voor ind...

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I volunteered in two different orphanages, a shelter for street children, a primary school and a pre-school. Six days a week I worked in the community, sundays we were off. We had to play with the children in an educative way. The age of the children in the orphanages and the shelter were about my o...

Malawi 2014

Below you can read the program of my expedition. And here you can read about my preparations for Malawi. Expedition Program Malawi October 11th (Sat) – Departure from Brussels airport Flight from Brussels to Blantyre, via Paris and Addis Abeba in Ethiopia. October 12, (Sun) – Arriva...

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Hier waren we net aangekomen bij mother of peace, en de kinderen uit het weeshuis hadden een spectaculaire dans/zang act voor ons. Ze zongen het in hun eigen taal, Zulu. Ik vond het heel bijzonder om de verschillen in cultuur te zien tussen ons en hen.

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This deep fried flatbread is a common street food in Hungary where it is served warm with sour cream and grated cheese, rubbed with garlic or garlic butter, or doused with garlic water.

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SIRPLUS vacancy logo

Reduce your tourist footprint in while you visit Berlin by shopping at SIRPLUS. Buy your groceries in their three Rettermarkts (rescue markets) in Berlin, which sell food that would have been disposed of, despite still being edible. Your purchase immediately helps to prevent squander, but of course ...

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Hi! Recently a good friend of mine surprised me with a present from Japan; a Stasher resealable bag! I never knew this things existed so this was awesome! For hiking I bring resealable bags to store my breakfast (cereals with water) overnight. This means I have to throw away a plastic bag every day....

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Een paar dagen terug kwam er een nieuw initiatief voorbij op mijn FB tijdlijn, ja ja, soms is FB toch nog best nuttig. Het trok meteen mijn aandacht met de titel Milieuwijzer Utrecht. De Milieuwijzer voor Utrecht is een nieuw, en geweldig als je het mij vraagt, initiatief van het Milieucentrum ...

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World Cities Day 2018

World Cities Day 2018 The UN designated every 31st of October as World Cities Day. Events to mark the Day focus on promoting the international community’s interest in global urbanization, pushing forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbaniza...

Expo 2020

Expo 2020 The next World Expo takes place in 2020, hosted by Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expo 2020 will take place from October 2020-April 2021, on the theme 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'. According to the organizers, the Expo will be a “festival of human ingenuity,” in r...

UN 2019 Climate

UN 2019 Climate Summit UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will convene a summit to mobilize political and economic energy at the highest levels to advance climate action that will enable implementation of many of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN 2019 Climate Summit...

MOOC (massive open online course) on Sustainable Tourism

With Universities sharing their knowlegde for free, there's so much to learn. The course on Sustainable Tourism (hosted by Wageningen University) starts on March 5th 2019: https://www.wur.nl/nl/Onderwijs-Opleidingen/online-onderwijs/MOOC/Show-35/Sustainable-Tourism-Society-Environmental-Aspects...

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Using the coarse side of a box grater, grate the potatoes and place them into a sieve or colander over a bowl. Using the finer side of the grater, grate the onion and add it to the potato. Using the back of a spoon, or even your hands, squeeze out any excess water/juice from the potatoes and onion. ...

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Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes

  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pan of salted water until very soft. Drain and set to one side to cool down and steam dry. Once cool, mash until smooth.
  2. Put the cold mashed potato into a large bowl. Add the flour, egg and a good pinch of sal...

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This deep fried flatbread is a common street food in Hungary where it is served warm with sour cream and grated cheese, rubbed with garlic or garlic butter, or doused with garlic water. Instructions

  1. In a mug dissolve the salt in the water. In a bowl combine the sifted flour with the yeast....

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Iedereen heeft toekomstdromen, maar niet iedereen krijgt de kans deze na te jagen. Zo is de situatie van jonge (ex)vluchtelingen in Nederland vaak uitzichtloos. Stichting New Dutch Connections inspireert en motiveert deze jongeren om opnieuw in zichzelf te geloven door samen met bedrijven works...

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reNature is a Dutch initiative to make the world a little greener again. In many countries intensive and or monoculture agriculure have degraded the soil. Through training of farmers and local organisations reNature tries to change the way farmers use their land. Agroforestry is their solution. By p...

Project Leader Sustainability Agro & Food Production

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6434692163824549888 Location Wageningen/Den Haag Scientific field Economics Respond Click here to respond We are looking for Are you an experienced project manager and do you want to contribute to a more sustainable food production and a...

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Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
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Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable

UN Goal targets:

  • By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums
  • By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
  • By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
  • Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
  • By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
  • By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
  • By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
  • Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
  • By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels
  • Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials