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In September 2015, the United Nations’ General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the principle of “leaving no one behind,'' the new Agenda emphasises a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all.

Smiley News brings you inspiring stories of people and communities working towards attaining these goals.

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Life on land
3 weeks ago

An Ancient Forest of Giant Sequoia Trees Was Just Saved Thanks to a Nonprofit in California

Forests are critical in the fight against climate change. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
3 weeks ago

Feminists From 17 Countries Just Assembled in Austria to Agree on a Landmark Path to Peace

The Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund brought together grassroots activists from around the world.
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Zero hunger
3 weeks ago

Lucie's Pantry

The aim is to make a sustainable and affordable source of food and household essentials for the most vulnerable members of the local community. Continue Reading

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Climate action
3 weeks ago

This Company Is Sucking Carbon From the Air and Making Soda With It

Carbon removal is increasingly seen as a vital part of any climate solution. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
3 weeks ago

An Ebola Vaccine Has Just Been Given the Green Light in 4 African Countries

The vaccine has been found to be effective in 97.5% of cases. Continue Reading

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Life on land
4 weeks ago

FDA Lab Animals Can Now Be Adopted Instead of Euthanized After Experiments

The Food and Drug Administration just announced a policy change that could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent lab animals. Continue Reading

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Zero hunger
1 month ago

Super Bowl Donates 35,000 Pounds of Leftover Food to People in Need

The Super Bowl marks the end of the football season — meaning that after the Super Bowl each year, there's usually a lot of leftover food in the stadium. Continue Reading

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Life on land
1 month ago

This Teenage Conservationist Is the Youngest Person in Britain to Receive an Honorary Degree

Mya-Rose Craig filmed her first documentary when she was just seven years old. Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 month ago

China Is Rolling Out Single-Use Plastic Bans

As the news outlet reported, stores and restaurants located in capital cities will have to significantly restrict single-use plastic bags by the end of 2020, and across the rest of the country by 2022. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

Recyke y'bike

Cycling is a healthy, free and environmentally friendly way to get around. But what happens when a bike is broken, rusted or simply worn out? Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

How One African Country Is Working to Eliminate a Neglected Tropical Disease

Trachoma, which can cause blindness, has been eliminated in 46 out of 50 regions in Uganda. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
2 weeks ago

A New Youth-Led Organization Just Launched to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

The End the Neglect campaign aims to raise awareness and call for action on the elimination of NTDs. Continue Reading

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Life on land
3 weeks ago

An Ancient Forest of Giant Sequoia Trees Was Just Saved Thanks to a Nonprofit in California

Forests are critical in the fight against climate change. Continue Reading

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Gender equality
3 weeks ago

Feminists From 17 Countries Just Assembled in Austria to Agree on a Landmark Path to Peace

The Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund brought together grassroots activists from around the world.
Continue Reading

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Zero hunger
3 weeks ago

Lucie's Pantry

The aim is to make a sustainable and affordable source of food and household essentials for the most vulnerable members of the local community. Continue Reading

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Climate action
3 weeks ago

This Company Is Sucking Carbon From the Air and Making Soda With It

Carbon removal is increasingly seen as a vital part of any climate solution. Continue Reading

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Share
Good health and wellbeing
3 weeks ago

An Ebola Vaccine Has Just Been Given the Green Light in 4 African Countries

The vaccine has been found to be effective in 97.5% of cases. Continue Reading

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Life on land
4 weeks ago

FDA Lab Animals Can Now Be Adopted Instead of Euthanized After Experiments

The Food and Drug Administration just announced a policy change that could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent lab animals. Continue Reading

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Zero hunger
1 month ago

Super Bowl Donates 35,000 Pounds of Leftover Food to People in Need

The Super Bowl marks the end of the football season — meaning that after the Super Bowl each year, there's usually a lot of leftover food in the stadium. Continue Reading

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Life on land
1 month ago

This Teenage Conservationist Is the Youngest Person in Britain to Receive an Honorary Degree

Mya-Rose Craig filmed her first documentary when she was just seven years old. Continue Reading

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Climate action
1 month ago

China Is Rolling Out Single-Use Plastic Bans

As the news outlet reported, stores and restaurants located in capital cities will have to significantly restrict single-use plastic bags by the end of 2020, and across the rest of the country by 2022. Continue Reading

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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

Recyke y'bike

Cycling is a healthy, free and environmentally friendly way to get around. But what happens when a bike is broken, rusted or simply worn out? Continue Reading

0
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Comment
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Good health and wellbeing
1 month ago

How One African Country Is Working to Eliminate a Neglected Tropical Disease

Trachoma, which can cause blindness, has been eliminated in 46 out of 50 regions in Uganda. Continue Reading

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