In 2015, the United Nations decided to release their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs,) a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." One of the outcomes desired with the institution of the SDGs is to create a clean, better and more sustainable environment for future generations.
We’ve seen the phrases “unprecedented times”, “challenging times” and even “ushering in a new era” in countless articles, emails, and commercials when it comes to the COVID-19 epidemic. And it’s true, we are in unprecedented times in which our human activity has been halted, or paused, for a brief moment in time to ensure the safety of our communities. While the media has focused more on the many negative effects of this pause, portions of the environment have seen positive outcomes.