Affordable and Clean Energy

Student A


May/June 2017
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Affordable and Clean Energy ‒ GG7
Table of Contents
1. Introduction ............................................................................................................ 2
2. Background on Issues ........................................................................................ 4
a) Issues ............................................................................................................ 4
b) Statistics....................................................................................................... 5
3. Global Goal 7 ‒ Affordable and Clean Energy ............................................... 8
a) What is this Global Goal trying to achieve?............................................ 8
b) What sub-targets make up this Global Goal? ........................................ 9
c) Related Millennium Development Goals? ............................................ 11
4. Taking Action ....................................................................................................... 13
a) What action can be taken?...................................................................... 13
b) My Action and Results ............................................................................. 15
c) Sustainability Action Week ..................................................................... 16
d) Reflecting on my experiences and my success ................................... 19
5. Conclusion ............................................................................................................ 21
References ............................................................................................................. 22


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In 2015, the leaders of the 193 member states of the UN decided to create a new
set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with a total of 169 targets
between the goals. These 17 goals cover a broad range of the most serious and
problematic issues of the world, such as poverty, energy wastage, hunger, gender
inequality, etc. They are slowly aimed to get rid of all these issues in the world and
make it a much better place for every living thing to live in. This is done, by them
calling to action for people to help protect our planet and everything in it, and to
make our lifestyles sustainable for the generations to come. The 17 goals that have
been selected and described in 2015, are set to make the world a better more
sustainable place by 2030. It is estimated that especially the most centered goals,
that are the base to the other goals like poverty and lack of education, will be
decreased dramatically by 2030. Even though the goals are not part of any law, the
leaders of most countries in the world have agreed to do the most that they can to
help achieve them by 2030. The 17 Global goals are as follows:

The Sustainable Development Goals are an extension of the Millennium
Development Goals (MDG) and are aimed to complete them. The MDGs are 8
goals, that are not as detailed as the SDGs, as the SDGs have more descriptive,

detailed and publicized targets than the MDGs. The MDGs also cover the world
issues, however only briefly. The SDGs are based on the MDGs, and therefor very
similar. Some SDGs such as Global Goal 1: NO POVERTY, are almost directly taken
over from the MDGs, whilst others like Global Goal 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION

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AND INFRASTRUCTURE, are together with other similar goals to form one of the
MDGs. The Millennium Development Goals are as follows:

In the following report, I will be discussing and investigating one of the Sustainable
Development Goals, Global Goal 7: AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY. The main
aim of this goal is to ensure that by 2030, everyone will have access to clean,
affordable, sustainable, reliable and modern energy. To be able to achieve this,

one of the main things that the UN is focusing on is to make sure that the energy
used gets created by renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, windmills,
water generators, etc. I have chosen to invest this Global Goal, because I think that
it is one of the base problems to the other Global Goals, and so I find it necessary
to inform and educate others about this issue.

Background on Issues

Affordable and clean energy is an issue that has affected many countries all over
the world greatly. Electricity, which gets produced from energy, is one of the most
necessary things that we need in order to life sustainable, healthy and good quality
lives. Most things that we use daily, such as refrigerators, washing machines, oven,

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light, phones, etc, are only working and possible for us to use, because we have
energy. However, many people still live without energy, which is a great issue to
the world. These people donʼt have enough light, have to cook over outdoor fires
and if they are in a cold country in winter, sleep and live in the cold. This causes
people to get ill easier and child mortality to increase, cause poverty, global
warming and climate change, air pollution, environmental hazards to increase, a
lack and complication of communication, lack of quality education and also hunger.
All of these things are parts of other global goals, which proves, that having
unsustainable energy affects the world and our lives more than we would think.

One of the largest and most severe problem that are caused by unsustainable
energy is global warming and climate change. This is mainly due to the fact that
we create the energy in unfriendly ways to the environment. Today we still use a
large amount of fossil fuel produced energy, which is energy that gets produced
from products that are made up of plant or animal fossils that are millions of years
old, like coal, natural gases and oil. However, this is an issue, because to produce
energy from these sources, they have to be burnt, which causes a lot of carbon
dioxide, sulfur dioxide and many other poisonous gases to be produced and
released into the atmosphere. Once in the atmosphere, these gases cause
interference with the usual cycle of the light from the sun. The temperature on
earth gets balanced by the amount of light that comes from the sun into the
atmosphere and then gets bounced back into space. However, when carbon
dioxide is in the air, it absorbs the light, causing it to stay in the atmosphere and
so heat up the earth a bit. If a lot of carbon dioxide gets released into the air, then
a lot of light and heat gets captured and trapped, causing the earth to heat up. This
then results in the ice in polar regions to melt, causing many animals to lose their
habitat and the ocean levels to rise, causing shallow land, especially islands, to get
covered by water.

However, like I said above this isnʼt the only issue that is caused by unsustainable
energy. There are many others that are just as problematic to the world and
everything in it, causing Global Goal 7 to be one of the most important and mostly
needed to be completed goals.


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Because unsustainable energy is such a great and problematic issue in the world,
the statistics for this goal are not that satisfying and not well developed. It is even
estimated, that 1.3 billion people, which is 1 in 5 people, worldwide still live without
any access to energy at all. Adding to this, 3.6 billion people still rely on wood, coal
or animal wastage to cook their own food and to heat their homes during cold
months, as they have no access to electricity. According to continents, Africa,
which is also the poorest continent, is the continent with the most people living
without electricity. It is estimated that 95% of these live in Sub-Saharan countries
of Africa. As can be seen in the infographic below, it is estimated that 585 million
people in Sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity, 493 million people in
India, 184 million people in China
and Oceania, 31 million people in
South America, 21 million people
in the Middle East and 2 million
people in Northern Africa. In total
this means, that 38% of the world
population is still without access
to electricity. Compared to the
whole population of the world,
these are high and worrying
numbers, that need to be
decreased immediately for the world to be a better place.

Adding to this, a lot of energy that is available to us is getting waisted instead of
being available to people that donʼt have access to electricity. Alone in the USA,
the amount of energy wasted by 75,000 homes per year is equal to the energy that
is stored in the largest oil spill in
USA history, where about 200,000
gallons of oil was spilled a day. The
square kilometers that 75,000
regular houses would add up to,
would be a bit more than the area
of Frankfurt in Germany. So,
imagine what a whole entire state,
let alone the whole entire country
would waste for energy in a year. In
the graph above, you can also see
how much energy gets consumed

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per hour in a country, measured in kilowatts. As you can see in the graph, Canada
is currently the most energy consuming country, reaching approximately 17,000
kilowatts consumed per hour.

In addition to this, energy is actually very expensive. It has been calculated, that
about $44.8 billion dollars got wasted on energy in one year in total. This is a lot
considering, that not everyone has enough money to contribute to that, causing
them to not have access to energy.

However, this issue has been decreased over
the years and keeps getting better. Since 1990,
the access to electricity has even increased by
1.7 billion. Especially in South Asia, there has
been a great development and achievement.
As you can see in the graph below, in 1990
South Asia used to only have 200 thousand
people with electricity, and in 2010, this has
increased to 1.6 million people. However, there
are still a few parts of the world like north and
west Africa, where there hasnʼt been much of an increase.

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Global Goal 7 ‒ Affordable and Clean Energy
What is this Global Goal trying to achieve?

Global Goal 7, which is Affordable and Clean Energy is basically aimed to ensure,
that by 2010, everyone will pave access to clean, affordable, sustainable, reliable
and modern energy. To be able to achieve this, one of the main things that the UN
is focusing on it making sure that the energy used gets created by renewable
energy sources, such as solar panels, windmills, water generators, etc. Another
way is to adopt cost-effective standards for wider ranges of technologies, and by
this reducing and avoiding the usage of power plants. This alone would reduce the
energy consumption by 14%. By upgrading technology and infrastructure to result
in getting clean energy in the developing countries, this goal will help many aspects
of our lives and help the environment and the other global goals to get achieved.
Goal 7 is trying to achieve a balance between ensuring access to energy for
everyone and in reducing energy productions contribution to environmental issues.
Allowing and causing this to happen, then causes jobs to get created, economy to
grow, improve amount of energy spread to every country, even where there is a
lack of fossil fuels and to reduce CO2 emissions, global
warming, climate change and pollution.

Like I said earlier, there have already been improvements for
this global goal, and it is on its way to get achieved however,
there has to still be done a lot in order for it to be completely
achieved. There is still quite a high chance of the goal not
being achieved and completed by 2030, but the important
thing to remember is that improvements are continuing to
be made at this very second, if the word gets spread further.

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What sub-targets make up this Global Goal?

Every Global Goal and even the Millennium Development Goals have sub-targets
with indicators, that help describe and structure what they are trying to achieve.
Global Goal 7 also has a few of these sub-targets with a few indicators, to go into
further detail of what exactly is trying to get achieved through this goal. These
targets are listed as follows:

Ø “By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy
services” ‒

This is the most straight forward and basic target of the goal, describing the
general target and aim of it. It states that every person around the world should be
able to have access to sustainable electricity made out of clean fuels and
technology, that doesnʼt harm the environment or us in the process of making.

Ø “By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global
energy mix” ‒

This target describes in more clear detail, that the energy that we use should be
received from renewable sources, meaning sources that wonʼt run out and that
donʼt harm the planet. Sources like this are solar panels, water generators,
windmills, etc.

Ø “By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency” ‒

This target basically states that by 2030, the amount of energy consumption and
wastage should get decreased, but the service still being the same. This means
that you then should use the same amount of light in your house as today, but
waste and consume less energy.

Ø “By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean
energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy
efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote
investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.” ‒

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This more detailed target, states that by 2030 it is aimed for the entire world to be
able to make clean energy researches, so that we can find the best energy
generating ways for the environment and for us and for everyone to have access
to these researches. This includes increasing the usage of renewable energy and
in making them more advanced. Also, it means that we need to stop using fossil
fuels, or at least making them more advanced, cleaner and the consumption in a
more sustainable way. This target also describes that technology that uses energy
should be made to consume less, doing research on it. In addition, this target aims
to reduce the cost of energy to the 100 billion USD per year in a country as big as
the United States.

Ø “By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying
modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in
particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and
land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective
programs of support.” ‒

In this final target it is described, that by 2030 every country should have access
to good quality technology for providing sustainable energy services to everyone.
This is especially focused on the developing countries, because there it is more of
a severe issue and would help achieve many other things if it was put to focus
there. Like this, the world would become a better place much faster. This global
goal target is aimed to provide safe and sustainable transportation for the energy
and electricity for all.

In addition to all these specific and detailed targets and indicators, there are more
aims that are also included in this goal, however they donʼt have a deadline as they
are not that important and world changing like the targets listed above. But in
conclusion, this goal is aimed to ensure that safe and sustainable energy is in
access to everyone, especially in the developing countries and poor areas, as they
need a lot of improvement which can happen through electricity.

Related Millennium Development Goals?

Most of the Global Goals can be related to a Millennium Development Goal (MDG).
The MDGs are a set of 8 goals that aim to reduce and ban the main issues in the
world, in order to make our lifestyles sustainable and make the world a better place

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to live in for everything. The MDGs were originally aimed to be achieved in 2015
however, most of them havenʼt been achieved or only partially achieved, since their
descriptions are unspecific and have very high demands. So, in order to make them
more specific and clear, the SDGs were created with more put in detail area. The
Global Goals are therefore very similar to the MDGs, and one goal can most likely
be related to a MDG. The Global Goal that I have been investigating on however,
is an exception. There isnʼt directly a Millennium Development Goal that is clearly
linked to it. On the other hand, one could see it fit into the category of MDG 7:

The millennium Development Goal 7 is a wide
ranged mix of general aims that focus on
sustainable development, environmental
protection, access to safe and clean drinking
water and sanitation, and on improving the lives
of people that live in slums. It is made up of 4
different targets. The first one, 7a, calls to action
against the loss of environmental resources and
for developments to be sustainable. The second
one, 7b, is aimed to reduce the rate of loss of
biodiversity and the third, 7c, to allow access to clean and safe drinking water and
sanitation for everyone. The fourth target, 7d, is based on people that live in slums
and aims to improve their lives. This MDG was also set to be completed by 2015,
however only partially completed, so the SDGs were made to get more structure
and details into them.

The Global Goal 7, could fit into the category of the target 7a. This is because in
this target it is mainly about sustainable development, which can mostly only be
achieved, when electricity is used and made in a sustainable way, as it contributes
a lot to sustainable cities and sustainable lifestyles. Also, this target focuses on
preventing natural resources to go extinct. An example for these resources are coal
and oil. These two are fossil fuels, that are in danger of becoming extinct, as they
are used in unsustainable masses to create energy and therefore electricity. In
addition to this, this MDG and also target 7a, focuses of improving the environment
and reducing issues like global warming, climate change, air pollution, etc. And as
a matter of fact, all of these problems are caused by CO2 emission, which is caused
by creating energy in unsustainable ways. It has even been estimated, that since
1990, the global emission of CO2 has been increased by more than 48.9%,

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especially in between 2000 and 2011 where it has increased by 35%, which is quite
a large amount. Also, it fits into target 7d, because in order to improve the lives of
people living in slums, you need electricity. This is because electricity provides the
ability to cook easier and to live with proper lighting, to have a washing machine,
a refrigerator, etc. All of these things improve our lives greatly, and energy and
electricity are the roots of them.

This MDG however has had a few difficulties and wasnʼt as successful as the
others. As you can see in the diagram on
the right, none of these goals have been
fully achieved, and there is still quite a lot
to be done to complete most of them. The
only really successful targets have been
the access to improved drinking water and
even in houses, as well as the decreasing
of slum population. However, people are
working hard to achieve both the MDGs
and also the SDGs.

Taking Action
What action can be taken?

Because the issue that is covered by Global Goal 7 is so problematic and great, it
needs to be addressed and improved on urgently. In order to do this, it requires
urgent actions to be taken my many different people. It doesnʼt matter how small
it is, because every little thing that can be done to reduce this issue matters and
is in the end effect actually a huge and important progress. There are many
different ways to take action for this goal. Some are collaborative and some can
be done as individuals.

There are many different ways to take action collaboratively. Listed below are
some collaborative actions that everyone can take:

Ø One of the main things that everyone informed about this issue should do is
spread the word and educate others with the information that they get.
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informed about this issue, the more people can take action to help solve this
problem. This can be done by hanging up posters, giving presentations to
large audiences, writing magazine articles or even songs, writing poems or
website blogs, or just simply telling your friends and family, that can then
tell their friends. This way, more people are aware of the issue and can
prevent it from becoming more serious.
Ø Another collaborative action is to donate money or other things to
organizations that are helping achieve the global goal in their own way then.
These organizations usually need money to follow their actions through, and
are grateful if they get support from others. Like this it becomes easier for
them to take action and help reduce this issue by a lot. Some organizations
that are working on achieving Global Goal 7 are: United Nations Foundation
(UNF), Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP),
Renewable Fuels Association, Green Power Forum, etc.

There are also many different ways to take action individually. These actions might
seem like they are really small and unhelpful, however, in the end effect they
matter a lot and if they are done every day, then it would contribute to reducing
this issue even more than the collaborative actions. Listed below are some
individual actions, that everyone can take:

Ø One major contribution to reducing energy wastage, is to turn your lights,
air conditioner, projectors, fans, etc. off when you leave the room. Even
if it is for just 5 minutes of break or to by a snack from the canting, it can
make a huge difference whether you left all energy consuming technologies
on or not. Especially air conditioners are a large source for energy wastage
and it is important to make sure that they are not used when you arenʼt in
the room. It has even been estimated, that an aircon consumes 1205 watts
per hour, and if you are not even in the room at that time, it is wasted instead
of being used for something more important. In addition to this, not only
energy is wasted, but also money. Electricity is very expensive and therefore
it is better to not waste any of it. Every minute matters!
Ø As mentioned before, air conditioners use and waste a lot of
energy/electricity. However, in warm countries like Singapore it is a
necessary thing, that can be found in almost every room of a building, and
even sometimes more than one. So, to reduce energy wastage, turn your air
conditioners to 25 degrees. This is because this temperature uses the least
amount of energy and it is still within the comfort zone of us humans.

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Ø Another way to act, is to not turn on your lights during day hours. This is
because the natural light provided by the sun at daytime provides enough
light for everyone, without it consuming energy/electricity. It would be a
waste to just have your lights on, when there is already enough light outside.
Ø In addition, you need to also turn off your energy when you leave the
house for a long time-period, e.g. vacation. This is because when you are
on vacation, you are not in the house, so no energy/electricity is necessary
to be turned on, as it is only wasted since no one is there.

If these actions are taken and followed through by many people, then this goal
would be well on its way to being achieved, and it wouldnʼt take much time before
it did.

My Action and Results

For this unit, everyone was required to take an action that contributes to achieving
the Global Goal that we were investigating. We could do this in our groups or
separately. My group and I decided to do an action together. Originally, we wanted
to contact the Obike company and volunteer, however they never replied and so
we had to think of a different action. Our final action was an energy survey at the
main campus. For this we visited 10 chosen classrooms twice a day, for 5 days and
recorded how many lights, aircons, fans and projectors were turned on without
anyone occupying the room. Then we used this data and calculated how much
energy these 10 classrooms had wasted in just these 5 days. The results were
quite shocking. We figured out, that the lights that were left on during these 5 days,
when the rooms were occupied, most rooms left on under 20 lights (4 rooms), then
2 rooms left on none and also 2 rooms left on 20-29 lights. Then 1 room left 30-40
lights on throughout these 5 days and even one with over 40 lights. Using this
information, we then calculated that in just these 5 days the lights that were left
on wasted 14.6kWh of electricity. We also found out that only 1 room had their air
conditioners always off, 1 room usually off, 1 sometimes on, 2 usually on and 5
classrooms had their air conditioner always on. We also took this information, and
calculated that the air conditioners wasted 111.8kWh of electricity during just
these 5 days. In total, the classrooms wasted 126.4 kWh of electricity in just 5 days
of the week. We found out that this equals to completely charging an iPad Pro
10,533 times, or leaving an oven on for 126 hours, or leaving the TV on for 365
hours. The classroom that wasted the most energy, already wasted 28.5kWh,

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which is a lot considering that it is only one. Also considering that this only applied
to 10 classrooms, and not even the whole school, and that it was just over 5 days,
this is a lot and very shocking information. It shows that even the shortest time
periods like one lunch, where we wouldnʼt think that is matters to leave on the AC,
it actually plays a large roll and contributes a lot to energy wastage. Just imagine
what the whole entire school wasted for energy in one entire week! Considering
that these are only small factors that would need to be changed in order to reduce
energy wastage, it seems like a possible thing to change. You just need to be aware
of it and then take action. We also put posters all around the school, that tell the
teachers and students to put the AC to 25 degrees, because like I said earlier, this
is the temperature that uses the least amount of energy but is still in the comfort
zone. Our action was more of an awareness raising action, but it was a life
changing one, and ever since finding out, I always make sure to turn off the AC,
lights, fans, etc. We also shared our results with the school body during the
Sustainability Action Week, when we had stands in the forum at the Main Campus
and in the multipurpose room at the Junior Campus. In conclusion, I think that our
action was very successful and helped change the lives of many people, that are
no desperate to also change something and make this goal take another step
towards being achieved.

Sustainability Action Week

From the 28th of May to the 2nd of June, it was Sustainability Action Week at GESS.
During this week, the students from each class that chose the same Global Goal
got together, made posters, presentations, and any other forms of presentation to
then later on exhibit to the school body. My group was made up of Helena, Molly
and I, as we all decided to do Global Goal 7, and Anya also joined us even though
she did Global Goal 11, because these 2 goals are very closely related and
dependent on one another. We made interactive activities and presentable green
pin boards and a group. In my group, we had many different posters, a banner,
infographics, a presentation, stickers and a quiz with sweets as prizes if anyone
got more than 50% correct. On Wednesday the 30th of May, our grade took a trip to
the Junior Campus and there presented our Global Goals to the European Section
Grade 5 students in the multipurpose room. There every group received 2 green
pin boards on a table, that were in order with the 17 global goals. Then every group
put up their posters and anything else that they needed to present. In the image

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below, you can see how our board looked like in the multipurpose room. As you
can see, we had multiple posters
and infographics and even a
banner in the middle. In this
photograph, you can only see 1
laptop, but in the end, we had 3
different laptops open: 1 with
our presentation and 2 with the
quiz. On the photograph, you can
also see the sweets, that were the prizes. As you can see, we had 2 different goals
on our green pin board: Global Goal 7, which I am doing, and Global Goal 11. We
then explained our Global Goals and the actions that we took to the 5th graders and
their teachers. This was very successful, as many people were shocked and
interested by the energy survey that we took, and wanted to make a difference.

On Friday the 2nd of June, we did a similar thing, but this time in the forum at the
Main Campus during 5th and 6th period. There we presented to anyone who came
by (from 6th graders to 12th graders, as well as teachers and other staff members).
However, in the forum, every group only got 1 board for their Global Goal (us too
even though we had 2 goals). We set our posters, presentations, quizzes, etc up
again and then whenever anyone came by
we presented to them. In the picture on the
right, you can see me and my group
presenting to a couple of students at the
Main Campus. A large factor that was
different to both presentations, was that at
the main campus, there were more people
that listened to our presentations than in the
Junior Campus, since more people were around. This caused more people to get
aware of the Global Goals and to be able to take action.

During the Sustainability Action Week, our grade also made a sheet, where anyone
that wanted to could write their name down and what action they are going to take
during the week to support the Global Goals. They also then wrote down which
Global Goal their action was related to and received a colour matched ribbon tied
around their wrist to show what they did. In conclusion, I think that the
Sustainability Action Week was very successful and that we contributed a lot

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towards the SDGs during this week. Below you can see a photograph of my group
and I with our boards in the multipurpose room at the Junior Campus.

Reflecting on my Experiences and my success

In my opinion, the Sustainability Action Week and the entirety of this project helped
our grade to understand the main issues that the world is facing and what can be
done to reduce these and to protect our world and make it sustainable for
generations to come. I think that it was very successful and that this unit has
changed the way we look at our world.

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In terms of the action that we took, I think that we were very successful. Our aim
with the action was to get people more aware of the issue and for them to actually
think about what they are doing. Comparing our information and research with a
real-life problem that everyone can relate to and understand makes people more
interested and eager to change something. It turned out that we achieved our aim
in this matter, because everyone that we told about the action was shocked and
wanted to know more about our topic and the things that we did. This caused them
to learn more about the issue and the things that they can do to change and help
reduce these problems.

In terms of the Sustainability Action Week, I think we were also very successful.
Since our action interested many people, more came to us and were eager to learn
more about the goal and its issues. We managed to spread the awareness very
well and to many people. This was our aim from the beginning on of this week and
we were very happy with its outcome.

The performing and action taking itself was no problem and actually quite fun and
a very interesting experience. However, I had some difficulties with the preparation
of all of this. I chose my Global Goal very easily and quickly, as I think that it is a
very important goal that more people should learn about and that is very important
to the achievement of the other goals. But when it came to the action, I had a few
difficulties. I had no idea what could be done as an action for this goal, and neither
had my group members. We first wanted to do something with the Obikes, but
when that didnʼt work out, we were empty handed again. Then my teacher gave us
the idea of maybe doing a survey to raise awareness, and so we decided to take
an energy survey and record how much energy is wasted. After we finally had the
action, we procrastinated quite a bit, as we didnʼt really know what to do. However,
after we started making the first poster and the presentation, everything started
to get easier from then on. It was fun and defiantly something that I would like to
do again and to encourage other teachers to do something similar to. I really like
the outcome of our work however, if I were to do this project again, I would want
to maybe do more and a bit more detailed information. Also, I would like to take an
action that is not only awareness raising, and maybe take more than one like other
people did. All in all, I think that my group and I did very well during this unit and
thought that it was a lot of fun and should be repeated for the next grade 8ths.

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In conclusion, I think that this unit caused me to learn a lot about the world we
live in and to see it in a different light. It made me realize what I need to change
and how I can improve mine and otherʼs lifestyles in order to make the world a
better place to live in. I learned that Global Goal 7 is one of the most important
goals and the base to many of the other global goals. It is important to have
sustainable energy, in order for the world to be healthy for the future generations
to come. There are a lot issues that this goal covers and it is important to be
aware of them in order to do something against them. I realized that it is
important to have Sustainable Development Goals and Millennium Development
Goals. I noticed that we rely on these goals to be achieved, unless we want to
slowly cause the destruction of the planet. Taking action made me want to do
more and to really make sure that this and also the other Global Goals get
achieved. I learned something very important: If everyone follows the footstep
of a sustainable lifestyle and does everything in their power to achieve the

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Global Goals, then it is possible to achieve them and the Millennium
Development Goals by 2030. We just have to stand together, spread the
awareness and take action!

My work Cited List didnʼt fit on here, so I uploaded it to OneNote in a separate

Also another
thing that I would like
to add is that in this
version of my report,
the spacing and the
pictures are all in
the wrong space due
to the changing of
Turnitin, so I also
uploaded a second and
non- changed
copy on OneNote,
so that you know what
it should actually
look like.