Start at the source, the big apple!
We travel for the Sustainable Development Goals a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations in 2015. The SDG’s cover social and economic development issues including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, urbanization, environment and social justice. Since the United Nations Headquarters in New York, we think it is a good idea to start our journey here. We fly across the atlantic on 29 September 2018.
New York has lots of Global Goals issues like flooding occurs more frequently in the recent years with the increasingly extreme weather. The Dutch are famous for their water management. But we decided to try to visit a project that brings together technology, entrepreneurship and a love for local, real food to empower leaders in urban farming. This project in Brooklyn hosted in a former Pfizer factory where real food farmers grow local, tasty, food inside hydroponic, controlled-climate container farms. Just in the parking lot. Each container can yield more than 50lbs of leafy greens each week and only needs about eight gallons of water a day. The project also bring together an incredible network of communities to empower entrepreneurial leaders in the future of food.
We are in New York for 4 days, so let’s make the best of it and if you know a project a business or get us in contact with people in the United Nations HQ, we will be helped a lot, so let us know.
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I cannot wait to see your adventures and the amazing projects you will be involved in!
Four days in NYC, that is definitely not enough. Don’t schedule yourself to tight, you’ll miss the vibe.