We are at a moment in our world’s history where our thoughts and actions matter more now than ever before. Our choices affect not only our own lives but also the lives of every living being in our global community and the planet at large in an interconnected web of life on earth.

We will only usher in a flourishing future if we are committed to improving the quality of life of every being and ecosystem on planet earth. The SDGs are manifesting this intention by activating universal goals that offer us hope by guiding us on a more sustainable course. The goals are part of a wider global movement that puts investing in our future and thus future generations at the forefront.

In Agenda 21, the action plan produced at the original Earth Summit (UN Conference on Environment and Development) held in Brazil, in 1992 called for the “social, economic and spiritual development” of all by recognizing that “individuals should be allowed to develop their full potential, including healthy physical, mental and spiritual development.”

The SDGs are all about embracing this original vision. They send a clear signal that together we can birth a kinder and more caring sustainable world, one based on the well-being and fullest potential of the whole.
Feature Image: Diane Marie Williams with Rev. Deborah Moldow of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and Monica Willard of the United Nations Committee of Reiigious NGO’s after Diane’s receiving the Golden Rule medal at the UN in 2010.