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SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Olga Trevino's picture


Reduce paper consumption and change to recycled toilet paper!!


Jake Taylor's picture

Sustainable Eating

Change my diet based upon eating less meat, red meat in particular.


Kanisha Krishnakumar's picture

the pursuit of happyness

- By helping deliver homemade meals to the homeless of Melbourne. - To take care of the elderly in a hospital setting through volunteering. - Reduce water consumption by taking 4 minute showers.



Kanisha Krishnakumar | 09/03/2017 - 13:50

This is the most exciting goal I have taken in my life ! :)


Quentin Patrouillard's picture

The REDcycle Program

My first step starting June was joining the REDcycle Program from Coles which i learnt through WOM. At my house, we are 4 students and somehow accumulate around 20 plastic bags a week (4personx5bags). This over a long period adds up to a lot of waste which Coles can collect and recycle it! Massive competitive advantage they have obtained! My contribution and new habit of bringing 80 plastic bags a month back to Coles, can also have impact on others as many have asked me why i was carrying such big bags filled with other bags giving me an responsibility of also increasing awareness.


Shashank Nangli Satish's picture

Educate, motivate, inspire

When I first arrived in Melbourne, I was appalled to see the the blatant use of plastic bags in supermarkets and coffee cups all over the "most liveable city". Being born and raised in Bangalore, the IT capital of India - also known for being a heavily polluted city which has struggled to manage its waste, I have witnessed my beautiful hometown deteriorate over the last 10 years. However, there seems to be hope as there is a Plastic ban that has been implemented and student bodies in bangalore are volunteering to clean-up the city and have made incredible progress. Having travelled to a few different countries in my time, I have observed one thing in common around the world. That is waste management around the world is considered the responsibility of the government in power and of civic bodies. My step? I intend to spread awareness about the use of plastics and the damage it does through social media channels and by launching a digital social media campaign to STOP the use of plastics once and for all. I intend to start with spreading the message in Monash University and educate and inspire young students to be more conscious about their actions. What we need today is people with well formed minds rather than well educated minds.


Ailsa Lay's picture

Tote-ally sustainable

Always keep a tote in my car for planned and unplanned grocery trip. Reducing the usage of plastic bags.


Heba Abdalla's picture

Conscious consumer

Replace all my self care products (cosmetics, skin care, hair care etc.) with those made by sustainable and ethical brands. This includes locally made, organic and natural products as well as supporting brands that are cruelty free and environmentally focused. This will also involve me educating myself on what ingredients are in the products I use and doing a lot of research into brands before I buy from them.


Alex Gebert's picture

Bottled Water?

My pledge is to stop drinking bottled water and advertise the availability and affordability of free water to students around campus. 31 billion bottles find their way into landfill and our oceans each year, and we choose to pay for that to happen.


Pip Taylor's picture

zero waste household

In Australia over 7 million tonnes of household waste is dumped into landfill each year. I am encouraging my household to commit to lowering their waste output. This year I have started a soft plastic recycling bin, which is taken to a redcycle bin ( each shopping trip. This soft plastic will then be recycled into useful things, such as park benches. I have also set up a compost heap in the backyard to make nutritious soil for our garden and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food-waste dumped in landfill. My household is also committed to sourcing our furniture from sustainable sources, such as gumtree, to reduce the amount of furniture waste in landfill.


Isabel Owen's picture

minimilist fashion challenge

This past month I have been working really hard to reduce clothing wastage. I have sorted through my clothes and donated all those that are in good condition and which I do not wear. After reading about different minimalism challenges I have challenged myself to limit my wardrobe to 30 items and not purchase any new clothing for the next 3 months! The rest of my clothes/shoes are in storage so I can change things up when the seasons change.



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