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SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Oliver Chapman's picture

Ride Green

I will ride my bicycle more than driving my car as my car emits harmful toxins into the air. It will also be a good influence for my friends and family!


Tahnee Bainbridge's picture

No more PALM OIL products

Sustainability and social justice play a huge role in my life from day to day. With some thought, I have identified a giant gap. I have been eating a vegan diet for approximately 8 years, but in order to go completely cruelty free and ethical, it's time for me to get serious about comprehensively responsible consumption. I pledge to avoid the purchase of any products containing palm oil (linked to deforestation, climate change, habitat degradation, animal abuse and indigenous rights abuses). I intend to make this a permanent change. Looking forward to the adjustment!


Silvi Febe Lie's picture

Change daily habit

I will eat outside less and bring my own food with reusable box, or if I need to buy, I will choose not to use the plastic packages and bring my own cutleries I will be more selective with my consumption when I do groceries, looking for sustainability resource label and buy local product as well as use reusable bag


Zoe MacFarlane's picture

Naked bulk

As I have recently moved to Melbourne from Sydney, and have moved into a new home, I am keen to set myself up a little more sustainably. I am more and more conscious of avoiding single use plastics, but when trying to stock up my new kitchen I was made aware of all the unnecessary packaging for many of the items I had bought. After chatting with my new roommate I came up with a list of local stores I will visit for future grocery shopping where I can bring my own container or jar to refill. I buy a lot of fruit and veg, so I will look for a good local farmers market for these items, and for pantry goods like pasta, cereals, legumes etc I would like to go to bulk buy stores where I can take my own containers and reduce unnecessary waste from packaging.


Cassandra Min's picture

yes to reusables!

Saying no more to plastic water bottles and shopping bags! Instead I will bring my reusable water bottle with me and bring my reusable shopping bag when doing my weekly grocery shop!


Rosie O'Loughlin's picture


Eat only vegetarian food for a month (or longer!)


Daniel Blakeley's picture

Plasticless shopping

I use Green Bags, Keep Cup and all the works when it comes to reducing my plastic consumption. But it is increasingly clear to me that I can do more - so many items come wrapped in plastic, or fruit and veg from the supermarket might be placed in plastic produce bags. So I pledge to only buy items that come in jars, cans, boxes or no packaging at all to ensure that my footprint gets ever smaller.


Ruby McMinn's picture


Although I am already a religious user of my Coles green bags and reusable coffee cup, I have realised that there is an excessive amount of plastic packaging out there which is a much bigger problem! Supermarkets Shelves and uni cafes are full of items wrapped in Single use Plastics, which all end up in landfill or fly away into the ocean. I am saying NO to all single use plastic, which is a challenge, but not only would it have a huge effect on the environment, eating raw wholefoods rather than processed packaged food is healthier for everyone!


Dayle Barnett's picture

COmmit to a green lifestyle

To only use sustainable resources and reduce my personal waste and try and influence those around me . I commit to using my car less, taking public transport, not using disposable containers or plastic bags and living a vegan lifestyle. I hope my actions will make those around me think about their own actions as well.


Claire Brace's picture

Reduce Food Waste

After taking on a research project last semester on the extent and impact of food waste in Australia I have become very conscious of how much food goes to waste in my household. Before this I hadn't even thought about how much methane is created by sending food to landfill, and the devastating effect of these additional GHGs on our climate and ecosystems. So I am committing to reducing my household's food waste through more conscious shopping and cooking, and the use of our newly completed worm farms (a little semester break DYI!) to turn any remaining waste into liquid fertiliser for the garden :)



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