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SDG 13: Climate action

Gayani Gunawardhana's picture

Save water

Luckily, we live in a country that water is not a problem. However, that doesn't mean that we must not reduce our water consumption. I found that I can bath perfectly with only 2 buckets of water. I know it is really difficult to change into such behaviour but try to do it at least once per week to save water.

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Plastic Plague

I'm hoping to reduce my carbon footprint from the resources used in producing plastic and the amount of waste ending in landfill & natural habitats. I will do this by attempting to be more conscientious of the products i'm purchasing and their packaging. I also hope to increase the awareness of the Redcycle program and try and persuade 5 of my friends to use reusable coffee cups. Recently I have been involved with my local State member of Parliament in order to discuss a state wide ban of single use plastics from stores. This involved copious research into the topic. To track my Sustainable Development Goal, I'll record each item of non-reusable plastic that I purchase or use for 3 months and make a list of the people I can get to commit to reusable cups.

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Gayani Gunawardhana's picture

think before printing

Sometimes people hit the print button because we are used to see things on paper. However, most of the time compulsion to print is unnecessary. I don’t think people should stop printing but before you do it think whether it is really important.

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Separate your waste

I live in an apartment and we have 5 garbage bins. However, I noticed that people don’t separate their waste and put into one garbage bin. So, I decided to print some leaflets and distribute among all tenants live in this place, and put a sticker on bins mentioning which type of waste they can put into those.

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go reusable

I'm buying groceries at least 3 times per month. In every time, I went to buy groceries I may have to use minimum 2 bags and this could be more in days that I have to buy more stuff. That means I'm taking more than 4 polythene bags in every month. If people continue such behaviour, think how much of polythene would fill in this city. You do the math. So, I decided change into reusable clothing bags to buy groceries instead of polythene bags. This helps me to take one step to reduce my environmental footprint.

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a more plant-based diet

In order to further reduce my carbon footprint and impact on the world, I will start reducing my meat and animal product consumption. This will help me to eventually transition to a solely plant-based/vegan diet, which is not only great for my health but also for the environment as I will no longer be supporting the meat industry.

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Olga Trevino's picture

drink soy milk

I changed from drinking regular milk to soy milk due to its lower carbon footprint and water intensity!!!

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GREAT BARRIER REEF SCREENING

My friends and I will host a screening of the award winning documentary Chasing Coral to raise awareness and incentivise action amongst our university.

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use public transportation

Drive less to reduce our carbon footprint whenever possible and make a good use of public transportation

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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.

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