United Nations Sustainable Developmental Goals in JuntosXLaTierra
1. End of poverty: This goal seeks to end poverty in all its expressions throughout the world
JuntosXLaTierra makes visible projects that aim to create local and sustainable economies. During Roberto`s journey through Ecuador, Perú and Chile we will see various examples of this. A star project in this matter is Ayampu in Chile, which hires homeless people to make paper out of seeds, teaching them a way of living, and offering them the opportunity of a more prosperous future
3. Zero hunger: end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
JuntosXLaTierra, promotes the search for health and wellness, not only from contact with nature, (whose impact on the human wellness has been proven to be successful) but from a variety of projects that thrive to generate a collective wellness. During Roberto`s time in the Cusco area of Peru, he witnessed the beautiful project: Vidal Wasi Children's Oncology Hospital, which will provide free care for the children in this area. You can witness this experience in the reports of the tour or in one of the episodes of Road Revelations. Remember that a very simple way to connect with nature and boost your well-being is by hugging a tree or just enjoying a barefoot walk in the grass.
4. Quality Education: ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education; promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
This is a fundamental pillar of JuntosXLaTierra and is reflected in the alliances with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, which will broadcast for students the content of JuntosXLaTierra in more the 1.700 media channels. Likewise, there are more experiences to be shared with students, like the one thought by el Jardin Infantil Sobrerito of INTEGRA Foundation, which teaches children about the functioning of the ecosystems and how to develop a sustainable life.
5. Gender equality: achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all woman and girls.
Throughout the series of Road Revelations, we give visibility to a diversity of woman who work for the well-being of their community; empowering all woman regardless of age to develop their full potential. We will meet small activist like Emi from Fridays for Future and Mama Rosa a weaver from Saraguro. An amazing example of economic and psychological woman empowerment is the Belleza que Impacta project. This project fuses the knowledge of fashion designers from Lima with the work and ancestral wisdom of Amazonian and Andean woman to create amazing fashion designs.
6. Clean water and sanitation: guarantee the availability of water and its sustainable management for all.
This is a fundamental approach throughout Roberto`s journey, and is highlighted in his search of sustainable projects. In Cañar, he met Mariana, director of CENAGRAP, a project that seeks to improve access to water in this area without destroying crops. Not only the importance of access to water is visible, but how the community can take responsibility of all the sources of water, and understand how crucial they are for the well-being of all the members in the community. You can witness this experience in the first episode of Road Revelations “Everything is connected”.
and clean energy
7. Affordable and clean energy: ensure access to affordable, safe, sustainable and modern energy for all.
On the day of Roberto's arrival to Santiago, he was introduced to the reforestation project BIOCYS in Til til. This project seeks to compensate the logging that happened in order to install solar panels in this area. This case opens a whole new perspective on the responsibility implied even on installing solar panels, and motivating us to do it in a responsible and thoughtful manner.
8. Decent work and economic growth: promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Productive and decent employment for all.
So that a community can grow, it is important to bet on projects that promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In Road Revelations, we will meet Taita Felipe. He leads a community tourism project in Cicid Anejo. The entire community works to give visibility to this project and by working together, they create more opportunities for collective growth. Throughout the series, you will find multiple examples like this one, they will inspire you, and show you how it is possible to generate economic growth with sustainable projects and business! Do you have an idea? Embrace it and make a difference!
10. Reduction of inequalities: Reduce inequality within and between countries.
The main axis of Roberto`s journey was to give visibility to Indigenous Communities whose wisdom and knowledge are most often not taken into consideration. JuntosXLaTierra aims to reduce inequality through the awareness and appreciation of this communities. We will meet the Matsigenkas and Quechuas in Cusco, the Saraguaros and Cañaris in Ecuador. Diaguitas and Mapuches in Chile, and the many other communities that we met along the 6.986km traveled
11. Sustainable cities and communities: Make communities and human settlements more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Many communities that have developed important actions in their surroundings to lead a lifestyle in harmony with nature were visited throughout this journey. Roberto met with Mayors that have developed important actions to lead a lifestyle in harmony with nature. He also met with environmentalists of all ages, who work in a network for the benefit of their community. A clear example of this network is: El Club Planeta en Ayacucho, where mothers, fathers and children join forces with the Mayor´s office to work on reforestation and awareness efforts in the city. Are you willing to create a network for your city that lead it to a more sustainable way of living? Find others with the same motivation and work together for the planet.
12. Responsible production and consumption: Guarantee sustainable and production modalities.
It’s essential to generate responsible consumption models that fight the climate change and can promote the sustainable development of communities. Road Revelations is a clear example of how living with what we really need is possible; and how by working together we can reduce our carbon footprint. An excellent example occurs in Cusco, in the project Discosopa. Professional chefs use the food and raw material that would be discarded to prepare delicious meals that are offered free for anyone who wants them. This promotes a responsible consumption and raises awareness about the importance of not wasting the food and resources that Earth offers us.
13. Climate action: Take urgent actions to combat climate change and its effects.
Throughout the entire journey, “planting trees” was used as the payment method. The purpose of not using money, but replacing it with planting trees was to emphasize the severity of climate change, and the urgent need to reverse the damage caused so far. To emphasize the possibility of actions that can be taken to combat climate change, Roberto traveled 6,986 km “hitchhiking”, which means: sharing vehicles with people who are traveling to the same location. This practice is very beneficial because by sharing vehicles the levels of contamination drop and natural resource such as fuel are better used. In addition, we are also contributing in the fight against climate change by planting 150,000 trees (for now) in collaboration with GIRA recycling points, that help capture CO2, which is a greenhouse gas that contributes with global warming causing climate change.
14. Marine life: conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for the sustainable development.
The goal of generating environmental awareness with this project, has opened our eyes to all the ecological problems we face. One of the most problematic reality we need to attend, is the amount of greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide that is being absorbed by the oceans and by the species that inhabit them. The ocean contributes as a main source of food and income to millions of people. Throughout the voyage, whenever Roberto was closer to the sea, he could negatively observe the impact of humans on this ecosystem. When visiting Huanchacho, this negative impact was extremely evident. Roberto met with Joel and Luciana to talk about the impact of the tides created by the breakwaters, and with Selene from the project GRAM (Marine Animal Rescue Group).
15. Terrestrial ecosystems: protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, carry out sustainable forest management, combat desertification, reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss.
The central axis of JuntosXLaTierra, seeks to raise awareness of the importance of taking care of the terrestrial ecosystems by: appreciating nature, caring for it and giving back what we have taken from it through the promise (and now the fulfillment) of planting trees to reforest what other have taken away. In his journey, Roberto met with many activists; from the wetlands in Nuevo Chimbote, Peru to the rescue of swallows in Arica, Chile whose goals are also to protect and work for a sustainable ecosystem. You can watch these encounters in the first episode of “Road Revelations”.
17. Alliances to fulfill the goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
This project proves and shows that unity is strength and that there are no limits when it comes to acting for the wellbeing of our planet. The more cooperation there is, the better the results. The journey began alone and without money, but it could not have been possible without the support of all the people who joined forces along the way. And now, the JuntosXLaTierra platform is a point of encounter for companies, projects and people who want to work together and create a positive impact on the planet.