Our partners at the Penn State Sustainability Institute define sustainability as the simultaneous pursuit of human health and happiness, environmental quality, and economic well-being for current and future generations.
The United Nations offer 17 Sustainable Development Goals that are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
|No Poverty ||Zero Hunger ||Good Health & Well-Being|
|Gender Equality||Clean Water & Sanitation|
|Affordable & Clean Energy||Decent Work & Economic Growth||Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure|
|Reduced Inequalities||Sustainable Cities & Communities||Responsible Consumption & Production|
|Climate Action ||Life Below Water|
Life On Land
|Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions||Partnerships For the Goals|||
If you have volunteered or organized a sustainability-related event at work (excluding SECA Campaigns and items that fall under your job descriptions) or in your community, please share with us! The GreenGov Council and Sustainability Teams Group would like to highlight ways commonwealth employees participate in sustainability throughout the year in various media platforms. We encourage you to share actions taken or planned during the calendar year 2021 on this form.
The Sustainability Teams Group group is an interagency working group that develops sustainability policies and employee engagement opportunities. The group is comprised of the smaller agencies of the commonwealth, meaning those agencies that have a small operational footprint (fewer staff, buildings, and fleet vehicles, etc.) compared to the larger agencies. The agencies may be small operationally but have a big impact on commonwealth business and policy.