Looking at the third UN Sustainable Development Goal — Good Health and Well-Being — it is clear that health is a major contributor to building prosperous societies and creating a better world. After all, healthy communities are closely connected to ending poverty and hunger, contributing to economic growth, providing quality education, and achieving other global priorities.
Penn State student Capricia Williams said she learned something this past semester that she could not find in a book, or a classroom. She was searching for her niche, and her internship with Sankofa Village Community Garden — part of her enrollment in the City Semester Pittsburgh program — opened the door for her to find it.
During a recent session of our City Semester Urban Sustainability class, students read Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming Our Consumer Culture, by John Ehrenfeld, and discussed the roots of unsustainability and possible ways to address it.