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SDG 5: Gender equality

Neha Hansra's picture

Green the office

Actively seeking to make the work office environmentally friendly and promoting activities supporting eco-friendliness.


Harrison Moe's picture

treat everyone with kindness

We all live in this world together & there should not be any discrimination to people from any background such as different race, religion, working class, social class & gender. All over the world, countless discrimination & unfair treatment of said classes are happening hiding under our just society. Though, various human rights organisations such as 'Human Rights Watch" & more countries have been campaigning to impose human rights, we also have the power to change our own society & how we treat our fellow human beings around us. Whether it be a smile, a nod, a concern, an understanding, an acknowledgement, a hug, no matter how small a gesture, if it's compassionate, it definitely will go a thousand miles to make positive & kinder change to all the people around us. So, with genuine intentions, start asking how are their days doing to a random cleaner. Give a hand to a overburdened waitress waiting your table. Show empathy & compassion to unique individuals with autism, blindness or deaf. Respect a fellow college student from a different country & culture. If you have a domestic helper, treat him or her like how you would treat your friend. The kinder we are as a whole, the kinder the society will become :)


Vrisha Parekh's picture

Vrisha parekh

Promote SDG on facebook adn whatsapp groups and also I have applied to be part of SDG program(coordinator) for Monash UnIversity to take this program to another level. Secondly, I am part of an NGO named All is Well which works for the welfare of children and women soo that is the platform which I will use for the local spread of awarness of SDG . Thirdly, I have my event management firm soo have plans to inculcate SDG's and its importance in my upcoming events as well.


Evangelina Tripp's picture


By starting an organisation with other uni students called Sisters in Science, I am going to show young girls that they are just as capable of doing science as boys. By running incursions in schools, hopefully young girls will realise their potential and follow careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) fields.


Isabelle Nguyen's picture

fashion more slowly

I pledge to stop buying from fast fashion retailers. The textile/fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry in the world. I pledge to buy second hand and when buying new, to always think carefully about my purchases (if I don't think I will wear it more than 30 times, I won't be buying it!)




I'd want to help people working in green stuff out however way I can to make sure we can make the world beautiful again


Clare Lane's picture

Use Jute Bags for shopping

I wanted the most eco friendly bags to use for shopping, as the green supermarket bags are still a type of plastic. Cotton, and even organic cotton, still use a lot of resources ( water and chemcials for nonorganic) to produce. Jute however requires much less water, grows quickly and requires minimal to no fertiliser. Although I was aware of the carbon miles the bags would travel, I chose to buy some made by a Bangladeshi Womens Co-op and the bags are fantastic. Best still, I can home compost them when they are no longer useable:)


Christine Meyer's picture

Educate peers-Gender equalitY

Attend Monash's Society He For She events. Take the knowledge I learn home and into social settings to educate others about the issue.


Meghan O'Brien's picture


For the next three months, I pledge to exclusively eat plant-based foods to reduce my carbon footprint. Animal agriculture is the second leading cause of habitat loss and a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This is having large-scale and unpredictable consequences for the environment and many non-human animals! In Australia, hooved animals are drastically reducing the quality of our soils, which under predicted climate scenarios will drastically decrease crop yield and productivity! Now is the time to act, and voting with our forks is a powerful act indeed!


Meghan O'Brien's picture


Growing up with four sisters, our bathroom was a plastic breeding ground! This month, I pledge to transform my bathroom into a plastic-free santuary using the six R's principle. REDUCE: I will aim to reduce my make-up use and only select vegan friendly options with degradable packaging! Tumeric root and beetroot also provide fun, natural make-up alternatives! Also, I will only buy recycled toilet paper and soap that comes without plastic packaging (who gives a crap is a great brand) REUSE: Menstrual cups are an easy, hygeinic alternative to tampons and pads! REPURPOSE: This month, I will repurpose the multitude of bi-carb soda boxes, coconut oil, essential lemongrass oil and jars at my mothers, to make my own toothpaste and deodarant. RECYCLE: I will refill my empty shampoo, conditioner and cleaning product bottles at my local wholefoods with high quality environmentally friendly products! REPLACE: I will swap my toothbrush, floss, and beloved q-tips for compostable bamboo alternatives. REMOVE: This month, I will ditch the razor and embrace my natural, womanly state! What a wonderful way to celebrate femininity and challenge the social structures that try to divide and taint the way we view our whole selves. Plastic pollution is a growing consequence of a post-modern world, embedded in habitual consumption. Individual action is the first step towards a better world, where people and nature are not at odds, but in a self-sustaining cycle that maintains quality over quantity!



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