Helping to Achieve Successful SDG Outcomes during Agenda 2030

William62
Posted October 10, 2017 from United States

I haven't posted in such a long time. I am so pleased for the good works being done by so many members of this platform. I wanted to try to locate students and young professionals to work on GREEN FINANCING projects. Sustainable Development needs energetic leadership to speed up the pace of achieving successful outcomes. It need human resources to get the work done.

Allow me to encourage you to listen to a webinar that took place yesterday from London aboutPlastics that areeverywhere. "...Its versatility, low weight and low cost have made our lives easier. However, one of its most remarkable properties – its durability – is also its main pitfall when it ends up in the environment, not least in the oceans.The numbers are scary. The World Economic Forum predicts that kilo for kilo there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. Other research from the University of Georgia says that 8.6m tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans every year. In many respects ocean plastic pollution is essentially everyone’s fault and everyone’s problem. Therefore, it will require a multi-stakeholder approach to drive the necessary innovation, scale and speed to meet the challenge head on."

I am planning to travel to Bangladesh and Myanmar in December, and want to meet with entrepreneurs who have ideas about addressing problems caused by PLASTICS.... You may be able to create an income stream with small scale efforts to clean up our planet.

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Jill Langhus
Oct 13, 2017
Oct 13, 2017

Hi William. Thanks for sharing your story. Do you have jobs for people? If so, you can post in the "Resources" section. Do you have the link to the webinar that you are referring to?

maeann
Nov 01, 2017
Nov 01, 2017

Hi William,

Thanks for this.   I hope you will be able to find the right person to be part of your project. I am one of the ones that are NO to Plastics, that is why I am advocating to use eco-friendly reusable stainless straw #notoplasticstraw 

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