Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
12.1 Implement the 10‑Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries
12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
12.3 By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses
12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle
12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities
12.8 By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development
Chinese American Parent-Student Council Organizes the Environmental Protection Product Enterprise Roundtable in Shanghai, China
September 2019- On September 24,2019, the Chinese American Parent-Student Council (CAPSC) convened the Environmental Protection Product Enterprise Roundtable in Shanghai, China, to discuss the research and development, financing, and marketing of environmental protection products by companies in the environmental protection industry.
Since green development, environment protection, and carbon reduction are integral aspects of corporate governance and sustainability, companies that both understand and incorporate these practices into their overall business will surely be sustainable and viable in the future.
This industrial space will be opening up, thus creating new business segments and more employment opportunities. The approach of green development, environmental protection, and carbon reduction are to promote development transformation and not be heavily reliant on resources. It also provides opportunities to advance technological innovation and increase the research and development of new technology, such as digital technology, biotechnology, breeding technology, management technology.
CAPSC Participates in New York State Assemblyman David Wepin's Community Compost Giveback Event
June 2019- On June 30, 2019, the Chinese American Parent-Student Council participated in a compost giveback event at Alley Pond Park, organized by New York State Assemblyman David Weprin and the New York City Sanitation Department.
The event was successful as 180 bags of 40-pound compost were distributed to local residents for gardening purposes, returning enhanced nutrients back into the soil so plants can grow strong and remain healthy. The event also enhanced community outreach and education on organic recycling and environmentally sustainable practices. Composed of yard waste, food scraps, and food-soiled paper, organic waste make a third of the entire waste collected in New York. By sorting out and recycling organics, it can turn into fertilizer to be used as compost or renewable energy, thus reducing landfill waste and contributing to reducing the cause of climate change and its harmful effects on our planet.