United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We need to take action!

The United Nations developed 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.

The Mackay Regional Council Libraries each month will present a new goal that challenges our community to get into action in innovative and impactful ways.  Here’s how you can get involved this month.

Clean water 

Goal Six: Clean Water and Sanitation

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Discover My H2O

Half of the world’s population is already experiencing severe water scarcity at least one month a year.

Learn how to monitor your water consumption, how to read the information, and what changes you can easily make to reduce your water footprint.

Walkerston Library
Monday, December 2, from 1.30pm – 2pm

Dudley Denny City Library
Tuesday, December 3, from 9.30am – 10am

Gordon White Library
Monday, December 9, from 10am - 10.30am

Sarina Library
Tuesday, December 10, from9.30am – 10am

Mirani Library
Thursday, December 12, from2.30pm – 3pm

Blue Gold 

Blue Gold: World Water Wars (Rated: M)
In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited water supply.  Follow numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to U.N. conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools. As Maude Barlow proclaims, "This is our revolution, this is our war". A line is crossed as water becomes a commodity. Will we survive?

Gordon White Library
Thursday, December 5, from 5pm – 6.30pm

Tashi's Turbine 

Goal Seven: Affordable and Clean Energy

Save money and the environment!

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.  Each month we are tackling a new United Nations Sustainable Development Goal. Here’s how you can get involved.

Mackay Regional Council’s Sustainability Officer will talk about the importance of environmental sustainability projects in the Mackay Region and find out more about saving money on your electricity bills with a local solar provider available for Q&A

Dudley Denny City Library
Thursday, January 16, from 5pm – 6.30pm
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Gordon White Library
Saturday, January 18, from 10am – 11.30am
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Tashi’s Turbine
Set in the grassroots of the Himalayan mountains, Tashi’s Turbine is an uplifting tale of a small village's attempt to harness renewable, sustainable energy with the power of the wind. Tashi's Turbine is a very depictive film, placing a critical perspective on the growing energy crises in the world. The story is a beautifully told one, lending a personal face on the quest for renewable energy and how it can inspire and sustain a community.

Gordon White Library
Thursday, January 2, from 5pm – 6.30pm

Robots on tour 

Goal Eight: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Robots on Tour!

The future is S.T.E.A.M! Come along to meet our lovable robotic buddies, see what they can do and take a peek behind the programming. Pepper, MiRo and NAO are coming to a library near you this February.

Gordon White Library
Tuesday, February 4, from 4pm – 5pm

Dudley Denny City Library
Thursday, February 6, from 4pm – 5pm

Mirani Library
Wednesday, February 12, from 4pm – 5pm

Sarina Library
Thursday, February 13, from 4pm – 5pm

Walkerston Library
Friday, February 14, from 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Little Accidents 

Little Accidents

A fatal mining accident sets off a chain reaction of misfortune involving the lone survivor (Boyd Holbrook), a mining executive's lonely wife (Elizabeth Banks), and a teenager with blood on his hands.Little Accidents delivers a powerful and haunting mosaic of the moral divides and emotional binds shared by employers and workers, industry and community and parents and children.

Gordon White Library
Thursday, February 6, from 5pm – 6.30pm