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SDG 7: Clean energy

Joanna Hewes's picture

Money Where Your Mouth Is

I pledge to divest my money from unsustainable practices. I will do this by reviewing and making appropriate changes to: 1. My superannuation fund 2. My bank 3. My energy provider As long as fossil fuels are considered profitable, they'll continue to be burnt. I want to put my money where my mouth is and make sure that I'm not inadvertently supporting practices that I want to see eliminated!

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NEEL MANOJ WADHWANI's picture

INDIA EFFICIENT LIGHTING

Currently in India, communities are still using kerosene lamps. Bring LED lights to communities is more sustainable for the future, allows people to study at night, and travel safely during night time.

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Zhehao Yang's picture

sell something for charity

Making something by hands Select a Bazaar Contect someone who open shop on that Bazzar Donate money for gobal environment protect

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Kevin Liu's picture

Cycling for transport

Carbon emissions are produced in their billions per year from automobile emissions as well as public transport options. These carbon emissions damage not only our environment but have a significant impact on our health in the long run. As an alternative to driving and catching the bus to get to places, I'll be cycling instead. Cycling has been a hobby of mine for a long time and has been a fun and health benefiting exercise that is easy to get around to places. I'll hope to be able to cycle to Uni for classes and reduce my dependency on PTV and driving.

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Brooke Davies's picture

Vegetarian Warrior

I'll be committing to a vegetarian plant-based lifestyle. I've been eager to embark on this lifestyle choice for its two-fold efforts. The environmental impact of eating meat is too significant to ignore, with meat production being a significant contributor to greenhouse emissions. Being vegetarian will also preserve habitats and decrease deforestation. The additional benefits of having a healthy lifestyle are an added bonus. I am really excited to start this journey to help the environment and fight for social justice.

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Cameron Lyon's picture

Monash University Sustainable Development Volunteering Program

Without help, the people, communities and natural environments that are significantly impacted by global challenges struggle to overcome these challenges and experience a sustainable and prosperous future. This One Step has the potential to work towards achieving each one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It consists of creating a sponsored sustainability focused leadership program for emerging leaders at Monash University. Students will be sponsored to lead a project addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Projects could include establishing a system where children and their families in Nepal have access to vaccinations, building appropriate education facilities in Bangladesh, travelling to Kenya to install clean water and sanitation facilities or stopping all single-use plastic consumption in Monash University. In addition, each project would aim to empower locals in each destination by equipping them with the knowledge and resources enabling them to continue sustainable practices in the future. It is the aim that each program will contribute to global sustainability while developing the sustainable leadership of Monash University students.

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KAUSTAV BHARADWAZ's picture

clean & green environment

I will definitely continue my current trend of riding my cycle to university or walking instead of relying on the public transport vehicles. Riding a cycle or walking is good for the health in the sense that it helps in keeping the mind fresh and the body in a perfect tone. Moreover, I will try to maintain my gardening skills and plant more and more trees. Small changes can always make a big difference. I will also switch my reliance on to the renewable energy sources in the coming generations instead of relying on the conventional energy sources, as everyone knows these conventional energy sources are the cause of the global climate change.

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Daniel Martinez's picture

Travelling Together

As the negative impact of climate change increases, the need to lower humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions is more important than ever before. With a global effort in government and business underway it can sometimes seem hard for the general public to get involved and make a difference. The best place to start is always with your own personal emissions, for example, by altering your means of travel can make a significant impact. In Australia, 18% of our annual greenhouse gas pollution is from transport, the majority of which is done on our roads. I plan to reduce my carbon emissions in this area especially through the way I get to Monash. By carpooling with a friend you instantly half your collective emissions from the trip. The less cars driving the same trip the smaller the impact on the environment. Another easy but effective way to make a difference is by using public transport whenever possible. Entirely remove the emissions you would have released from your car by filling up trains and buses instead which already would have been running. By sharing your journey with others and travelling together, we can all help make a difference.

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Meg Grigarius's picture

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

We've all heard it before... throughout primary school, high school, Uni and even at work. But how far do we take this catchy slogan? It wasn't until last year and the beginning of this year that I really thought about the 3 R's in depth. I learnt a great deal more about what it really meant, in both your personal life and the wider community. As a step that I have been following for the past year I have developed the concept further to fit in with my journey towards sustainable living. It goes; REDUCE - Consumption?? How much do I consume, daily to monthly, to even yearly. Fast-fashion was a really concerning topic for me. The industry is the epitome of a throwaway mindset. Clothes are made for next to nothing with exported labour costs worryingly low, using the cheapest, generally toxic materials at rapid paces. The used resources like the amount of water, the cotton, and after that the Co2 emissions that are unleashed make for an environmental catastrophe. Clothes being perhaps my most common buys - This year I am saying NO to the fast-fashion industry, YES to what I already have, to vintage/secondhand, to clothing swaps and more. To buying what I need, and not to the shiny new things. This leads us into the next R, REUSE: Looking at what I already have, and finding something new in them everyday, tending and fixing things that might break or tear and most of all being appreciative of the abundance of luxuries I've been lucky enough to have. It put me in a mindset that I already have everything I need to be happy, everything else is just a luxury! *A luxury that I cherish Restyling outfits had me pulling things out from 5 years ago, that I absolutely love now. RECYCLE; I found myself thinking about recycling as a last resort, because if your can recycle things again personally, it's really just reusing? This Christmas I wrapped my presents in cut- offs from material we had lying around. Most of the material was given back to me, where I can now use that for other projects or to wrap presents again. What once was a recycling event has turned to a reuse! Evidently, this is much more a first world problem where consumption is at a all time high. But reusing can be applied to almost anything, and doesn't always have to mean a major change. Reusing works hand in hand with reducing, as long as I'm committed to buying minimal and necessity (which will be different for everyone). I pledge to continue finding ways to infiltrate all 3 within my life and my surrounding community.

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Mwansa Kawesha | 06/16/2021 - 04:33

great work

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Manish Heera's picture

Switching to CFL Bulbs

I Recently moved to new house and i discovered that most of the rooms have incandescent light bulbs and they actually are less energy efficient. FACT : According to the US Department of energy, rapid adoption of LED and CFL(compact fluorescent lamp) bulbs would save hundreds of millions of tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. More information regarding the benefits of stitching to fluorescent lights can be found on : https://learn.eartheasy.com/guides/energy-efficient-lighting/ I have done my bit, lets move towards green energy and better world

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