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SDG 15: Life on Land

A flourishing life on land is the foundation for our life on this planet.

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. We are all part of the planet’s ecosystem and we have caused severe damage to it through deforestation, loss of natural habitats and land degradation. Goal 15 is about promoting a sustainable use of our ecosystems and preserving biodiversity, which is the key to our own survival.

SDG 15: Life on Land

BIOLOGY CLASS TAKES TO STUDENTS BACKYARDS DURING PANDEMIC

Pictured here: Laura McKinnon

When a global pandemic interrupted her students’ research, Glendon Campus Biology professor Laura McKinnon got her students to practice — literally — doing some research in their own backyards. McKinnon pivoted her course, “Ecological Monitoring in an Urban Environment,” to an online-only format that allowed students to conduct their research in their own neighbourhoods. The result was a two-week course that was engaging, comprehensive and incredibly well-received by the
students. Learn more here.

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