Our Sustainable engagement

Our vision is that Guide Natura will significantly contribute to transform our world to a better place to live for people and living creatures.

We support the "Sustainable development" concept of the 1987 Brundtland Commission "Our Common Future":  
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".

Our Goal is to work according to sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainable business practice (Hållbart företagande) in the spirit of  the UN non-binding action plan for sustainable development - Agenda21 developed at the Rio Earth Sumit in 1992, stating that
"Every country, every organization, every business and every person has the obligation to contribute to the continued existence of our civilization and life on our planet, and enable the continued tolerable life of future generations".

At the 2015 the UN Summit in New York, world leaders adopted the 17 Sustainable Development goals 2015-2030 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 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, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it ís important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.
"Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something!"
Guide Natura aim to work towards these 17 goals:

Goal 1: End Poverty in all its forms everywhere. Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.One in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount
Target: By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day.
To Do: Donate what you don´t use. 836 million people live in extreme poverty.
What We do: We support education for street children in Kathmandu, Nepal. We educate about development in Nepal and elsewere.
What You can do: Engage in poverty actions.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger. Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters, such as droughts and floods.
Target: By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
To Do: Avoid throwing away food. Over 1/3 of world´s food is wasted. 
What We do: We minimize food waste, buy locally and only organic food, and educate about sustainable development.
What You can do: Minimize food waste, engage in preservation of our resources.

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-BeingEnsuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.
Target: By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.
To Do: Vaccinate your family to protect them and improve public health.
What We do: By encouraging nature contact and friluftsliv, we contribute to health and wellbeing. We educate about the health and well-being effects of nature contact. 
What You can do: Be outdoor in nature. Learn about Friluftsliv.

Goal 4: Quality EducationObtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.
Target: By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes.
To Do: Help Children to Education.
What We do: We participate in pedagogic research such as our recent book Wild pedagogies for a better environmental education. Through Hansi Gelter Award we encourage learning and education among students in Nepal. We sponsor the education of poor children in Kathmandu, Nepal. We have taken part in "Students-on-ice" expeditions to Antarctica to educate young people about global issues. 
What You can do: Engage in sponsoring children in developing countries.

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all woman and girls. Women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Target: End all forms of discrimination and violence against all women and girls everywhere.
To Do: Call out sexist language and behaviour. 
 What We do: We stand up for gender equality and take action against sexist language, especially in social media, and strongly opponent sexist behavior and violence against women. We try to teach our own children how to become strong girls that respect other persons independent of sex, skin color, origin or culture.  
What You can do: Take strong action to sexist language and behavior.

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation. Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. However, due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, millions of people including children die every year from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. Water scarity affects more tan 40% of world population.
Target: By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
To Do: Avoid wasting water.
What We do: Clean water is not an problem or sustainable issue in Sweden. When travelling in other countries we avoid water waste, and avoid bottled water.
What You can do: Be aware of the water situation when travelling.

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy. Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Focusing on universal access to energy, increased energy efficiency and the increased use of renewable energy through new economic and job opportunities is crucial to creating more sustainable and inclusive communities and resilience to environmental issues like climate change.
Target: By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services and increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
To Do: Use only energy efficient appliances and light bulbs.
What We do: We use only led-light and have green-electricity suppliers (water and wind power), we are restrictive with electricity use. For transportation we still use diesel, but with 20% renewable content (organic diesel). We will soon be able to buy 100% renewable diesel.   
What You can do: Use only led-light, and striver to use green energy.

Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs. Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day with global unemployment rates of 5.7% and having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty in many places. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty.
A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. 
Target: Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
To Do: Buy from Green companies that are equal opportunity employers.
What We do: We promote and teach about circular economy, and buy only organic food and green products. We buy fair-trade products.
What You can do: Become aware about your consumption and waste handling.

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure.
Target: Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
To Do: Think of new innovative ways to repurpose old material.
What We do: We try to influence the development of sustainable infrastructure, such as promoting the construction of the new railway "Bothniabanan" for more sustainable travel to our region. We are engaged in research about "Smart destinations" that include sustainability of destinations.
What You can do: Affect your local and national politicians about sustainable infrastructure and industry.

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries. To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.
Target: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
To Do: Raise your voice against discrimination.
What We do: We are very engaged in discrimination issues, especially against minorities and immigrants, and speak out when we heard discrimination voice.
What You can do: Become engaged against discrimination by reacting when hearing discrimination talk.

Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.Many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity without straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing, declining infrastructure and rising air pollution within cities.
Target: By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.
To Do: Bike, walk, or use public transportations to keep our cities air clean.
What We do: We use public transportation when in cities. Otherwise we have restricted possibilities to engage in big city development by our rural localization..
What You can do: Use green transportation.

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.
Target: By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
To do: Recycle paper, plastic, glass and aluminum.
What We do: We promote circular economy and ecological economy in lectures and talks. We consume resposible faitrade and eco-products and contribute to the circular economy where it is possible.
What You can do: Learn about circular economy and be a conscious, responsibleconsumer.

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere. Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, weather events are becoming more extreme and greenhouse gas emissions are now at their highest levels in history. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is likely to surpass 3 degrees centigrade this century. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most.
Target: Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
To do: Educate young people on climate change to put them on a sustainable path early on.
What We do: We took part in "Student-on-ice" expeditions to Antarctica to educate young people about climate change in polar areas. We are "climate ambassadors" and engage in climate discussions on social media and else where. We teach about climate change.
What You can do: Learn about climate change and engage in actions. 

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resourcesCareful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind.
Target: By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans.
To do: Avoid plastic bags and keep oceans safe and clean.
What We do: We promote conservation of marine life and sponsor WWF marine programs. We also initiated a Facebook group to encourage people to keep the shores clean of waste.
What You can do: Keep sea and lakes clean of waste, avoid the use of plastics.

Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity lossForests cover 30.7 per cent of the Earth’s surface and, in addition to providing food security and shelter, they are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population. By protecting forests, we will also be able to strengthen natural resource management and increase land productivity.
Target: By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.
To do: Plant a tree and help to protect the environment.
What We do: We sponsor tree plantations, and WWF fauna protection (Polar bears). We are engaged in the wildlife and carnivore  management in the county of Norrbotten (Viltförvaltningsdelegationen). We are members of the Swedish Environmental protection Association (SNF).
What You can do: Engage in you local and in global environmental conservation.

Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societiesAccess to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.The threats of international homicide, violence against children, human trafficking and sexual violence are important to address to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. They pave the way for the provision of access to justice for all and for building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.
Target: Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere, Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.
To do: Use your right to elect the leaders in your country and local community.
What We do: We could probably do more for this goal.
What You can do: Elect political leaders that promote peace and justice.

Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable developmentA successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.
Target: Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
To do: Get the SDGs in Action App to learn about these Goals and ways to help achive them. Download here >>
What We do: We promote .and educate about these 17 goals
What You can do: Learn more about these 17 goals for 2030.

For businesses: Read CompanyDepts "How is Your Business Going to be Affected by Climate Change and What Should You Do to Prepare">>

For our children....

We work trough our actions, processes, products, pedagogic, education, research, engagement in the 3P´s (People, Planet, Profit), lectures and talks and communication, yes, everything we do, towards giving our children a better world.

What will you 2030 tell your children or grand children, about your contribution and actions for a better world?

We hope you will join us in this quest!

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