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Purpose of this Guide

This guide is to help students connect with sustainability in their personal lives through selecting indicators and measuring individual environmental impact. 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and You

"The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030" - United Nations (2023)

Explore the resources below to learn more about SDGs and reducing carbon outputs:


A Baseline is a minimum or starting point used for later comparisons
For example: Measuring the time it took an individual to run 1500 metres on the first attempt would be a baseline measure to compare later recorded times in order to measure improvement.


A benchmark is something that serves as a standard by which others may be measured or judged. For example: The national average time it takes athletes in your age group to complete running 1500 meters