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SustainRWorld Day: Advocating for a Better Tomorrow

SustainRWorld Day: Advocating for a Better Tomorrow

From environmental issues to social issues and everything in between, it’s more important than ever that we band together to help create a better, more sustainable world.

Our own Syd Kitson, CEO/Chairman of Kitson & Partners and visionary behind Babcock Ranch, is a part of a fantastic campaign. SustainRWorld Day is a movement to bring together leaders to reach goals to make our world a better place for all. Here, we’ll go into a little more detail about SustainRWorld Day and how you make the pledge to help make the world a better place.

About SustainRWorld Day

In September 2015, all 193 members of the United Nations committed to working together to fulfill 17 global goals to serve as a blueprint for the entire planet. What’s known as the Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs for short) provide the framework for the world to work together for the next 15 years to address the world’s most pressing issues: climate change, sustainable energy, health, education, gender equality, and more.

Goals of SustainRWorld Day

To address the needs of our globe, the makers of SustainRWorld created a list of the major goals to be met from this ongoing campaign.  These are concerns that need to be dealt with on a global scale.

  • No poverty
  • Zero hunger
  • Good health and well-being
  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  • Reduced inequalities
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate action
  • Life below water
  • Life on land
  • Peace, justice, and strong institutions
  • Partnerships for the goals

Each goal is represented by a leader in that particular area. We’re honored to have our very own Syd Kitson representing goal #11 for sustainable cities and communities.

“We believe it is possible to meet the needs of a growing population in a way that improves the quality of life for current and future generations – and we are determined to prove it. With the universal implementation of sustainability best practices and advanced technologies, Babcock Ranch is providing a roadmap for others around the world who are committed to balancing growth and preservation.” – Syd Kitson

Sustainability at Babcock Ranch

For us, sustainability is more than a trend. Sustainability is at the core of everything we’re doing and building at Babcock Ranch. It’s so important to all of us that our future hometown is one that can support current and future generations to come.

Babcock Ranch is the result of more than a hundred years of careful tending by the Babcock family and we plan to keep it that way. Before we begun work at Babcock Ranch, we first worked on restoring the previously impacted land. We restored historical flow ways and greenways, designed and constructed a weir system to restore historical hydraulics of the Curry Lake ecosystem, and so much more. We want our community to understand that we’re doing everything within our power to preserve the work done by the Babcock family at Babcock Ranch.

Our future plans for sustainability will help mold future cities and towns. We’ll be powered by a state-of-the-art solar facility and use Babcock as a “living laboratory” for innovative technologies (starting with driverless cars). Additionally, our community garden will allow residents to grow their own food, our walking and biking paths will discourage the use of vehicles – and that’s just the start. Our builders are sustainability-minded as well and will build their homes to allow all residents to live sustainably just by choosing their homes.

The Town Makers of Babcock Ranch understand that everything we do has an effect not only on our local community, but our world. We want to provide a model and lead the way for future sustainable cities and communities.

We are eleven and we ask you to take the pledge to help­­ sustain our world. To learn more, click here: http://sustainrworldday.global/.

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