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Chloe Merbis
I am going to continue with my plant based diet - for environmental and ethical reasons. As the animal agricultural industry is a main contributer to green house gas emissions alongside the dairy industry which requires a lot more water and grain growing than other milk alternatives. Aswell as this I am sourcing my food from local producers (organic) or my own vege garden. This cuts the transportation emissions aswell as the terrible chemicals used on monoculture non-organic crops which leads to desertification of soil.
Chloe Merbis
Over the last month I have been deliberating over if I will buy a car to support my lifestyle. Needing to travel between my home, work and uni. Although it takes me double the time to get to any of these places with public transport - I am willing to choose this over a car.
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Angelica Di Camillo
Using more efficient means of energy to reduce carbon emission and other harmful greenhouse gases. I aim to move away from using fossil fuels such as petrol in cars or gas for electricity. I will ride my bike to uni and work to avoid using my car, as well as, eat more healthy plant based raw foods that require minimal cooking, electricity and resources to grow. Additionally, be more conscious of energy use including turning off unnecessary lights and power points, waking up with the sun to be more productive during natural light hours and being more organised and efficient with use. I want to half the amount of petrol I use weekly, and half the home electricity bill. We must all be aware of our ecological footprint and the way we live our lives as it significantly impacts the environment around us. It's making small changes like this that are not only beneficial for the environment, but also for our own bodies and mental health.
Aayushi Shah
My goal is to choose clothes that are either second hand, locally made, or made with natural fibers. The fast fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, and the fibres used in creating most of these clothes release microfibers into our waterways. I would like to choose pre-loved clothing, clothing that is ethical and can prove it's production, or locally made to support the local economy!
Aayushi Shah
My goal is to choose clothes that are either second hand, locally made, or made with natural fibers. The fast fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, and the fibres used in creating most of these clothes release microfibers into our waterways. I would like to choose pre-loved clothing, clothing that is ethical and can prove it's production, or locally made to support the local economy!
Vachan Anand
I would motivate myself and people around ME to engage in social activities which not only improves the surroundings and the environment but also improves the metal health of people.
Lavani Bhatia
This year I've pledged to use no single use items on-the-go. I will bring a re-usable bag, straw, spoon, knife, fork and a handkerchief when going out.
Sivakami Valliappan
Sort out recyclable wastes and encourage kids to do so. Let them know the importance of this act and when refund is available for certain products like aluminium cans, then encourage them to volunteer and collect such products and use the raised funds to use for a good cause or contribute to charity. Also if interested: Get involved and join the grassroots movement here: http://victoria.greens.org.au/10c
Hari Prasad Anthiyur Selvaraj
I have been avoiding single use plastics such as carry bags, styrofoam and plastics cups, straws as much as i can. I am going to carry my purchased items without plastic bag whenever possible. I am gonna use 100% recycled materials as much as i can. I have worked in an Internship on an Global sustainability project and I hope to continue my work on sustainability and waste management for the foreseeable future. In the long run, reducing and recycling plastics will lead to better sanitation and will help reduce poverty and save our planet.
Farhiyo Bear
I am going to pledge to fight food waste in 3 ways, which will help to reduce food sent to landfill and thus reduce the production harmful greenhouse emissions in the long term. 1) Continue to recycle my food scraps and use the compost I produce for my veggie garden; 2) Support food rescues by volunteering at my local Foodbank; 3) Reduce my plate waste by making sure I finish all the food on my plate or at least ensure food can be stored and saved for later. Overall, I hope to minimise my food print!
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Tanzia Haq
I'm hoping to start an awareness campaign for better mental healthcare facilities in schools in my home country of Bangladesh before the end of this year. I will do this by approaching schools with a detailed plan of action and running workshops that explain how much it helps students to have mental healthcare available to them and how this leads to better education. I also plan on getting five friends involved in my campaign to spread awareness on better mental healthcare in Bangladesh.
Minalee Busi
I pledge to adopt minimalism across all areas of my life. It is a step - a mindset - that I will be adopting which would help me take decisions consciously and deliberately to check my consumption behaviour and reduce my carbon footprint.
Zhehao Yang
Make Clayton's campus 3d model. Put it into VR program. Anyone over the world with VR devices can watch Clayton campus easily, with tags on all buildings.
Jimmy Ying
There is a very large social divide between local and international students in Australian universities. I will do my best to help international students settle into a foreign environment and make them feel welcome by inviting them to social events and activities where they can create meaningful friendships with both local and international students. Furthermore, I will work towards a social business venture that aims to integrate international students with the local community.