15 Life on land

Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 15 Life on land

We need to be building more homes and industrial estates, but need to retain space for agriculture and restore and preserve our natural environment. These interests sometimes conflict with one another, putting any which one under pressure. Biodiversity is the key issue where the natural environment is concerned. This is what SDG 15 is about and at NHL Stenden we contribute to that goal as follows. 
Biodiversity provides clean air, fresh water, good soil quality and crop pollination. We manage our own green spaces at our locations in a way that is sustainable, organic and focused on the long term. In addition, we, as NHL Stenden have signed the BIJENPACT bee conservation agreement alongside 32 businesses, authorities and institutions.  

Biodiversity in teaching and research 

Biodiversity not only features as a key issue in our business operations but is also embedded in our teaching and research. 

Natuur, bos, Wildlife Management

Minor Wildlife Management

Do you want to contribute to the conservation of nature and natural resources? Then this minor is for you.
Rengerslaan 8 in Leeuwarden

Minor Placemaking

Reshape public spaces and thereby give them value. For instance, by greening them. That is what you do in this minor: from 'space' to 'place'.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1

No poverty

A major social problem that we would like to eliminate.

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geen armoede
Goal 2

Zero hunger

Focuses on sustainable and friendly food production and less waste.

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geen honger
Goal 3

Good health and well-being

Tackles smoking, obesity and alcohol consumption to ensure healthy lives.

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goede gezondheid welzijn
Goal 4

Quality education

Our main goal: to provide knowledge and skills for all.

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kwaliteits onderwijs
Goal 5

Gender equality

An equal position in governance and business is key here.

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gender gelijkheid
Goal 6

Clean water and sanitation

We focus on water quality and efficient water use in the Netherlands.

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schoon drinkwater sanitair
Goal 7

Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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betaalbare duurzame energie
Goal 8

Decent work and economic growth

Economic growth through equitable use of capital, labor and resources.

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waardig werk economische groei
Goal 9

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Sustainability and innovation of mobility and infrastructure.

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industrie innovatie infrastructuur
Goal 10

Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

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ongelijkheid verminderen
Goal 11

Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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duurzame gemeenschappen
Goal 12

Responsible consumption and production

More efficient use of resources and sustainable production and consumption.

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verantwoorde consumptie productie
Goal 13

Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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Goal 14

Life below water

Focuses on clean and livable seas and oceans. Plastic does not belong there.

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leven in het water
Goal 16

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Focuses on peace and security, because insecurity has a lot of impact.

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vrede justitie
Goal 17

Partnerships for the goals

Deals with partnerships needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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