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SDG 8: Economic growth and employment

marco lecci's picture

reducing Packaging

In Australia every year, each one of us throw away 200 kg of packaging waste. My first step will be to cut on packaging waste from my daily choices. The best way to address this goal is buy product in bulk (smaller packs generates more waste), I will buy loose products whenever possible and I will opt for brands that have less Packaging. I already started carrying my own reusable bag for any occasion. Also I will stop using coffee cups, and I will start a habit of using a keep cup. I really hope that with this little steps I can help contribute to reduce the amount of plastic waste and to foster a more responsible consumption.

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Gurwinder Dhalla's picture

MOO Hungry

I,ll try not to let waste food dump in the fields so as to reduce green house gas emission. Dumping waste food is the biggest concern of now as approximately 20% of food bought for consumption is wasted i.e., 1 bag of grocery out of 5 bags purchased. Dumped waste food produces methane and other harmful gases which effects the environment. Also every 1 person out of 100 in Australia are living homeless and don't have money to buy food for three times a day. Raising this issue to globalization may help save us, our family, our friends, our loved ones and most of all important our global home OUR EARTH!

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yu chen | 02/23/2019 - 13:36

Yep, we should try our best to take our own drink bottle to everywhere.

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Josh Kahn's picture

zero waste food consumption

When I shop for food within supermarkets, I always notice all the unnecessary plastic packaging used for vegetables and fruits. When preparing food to cook, I often find myself throwing out parts of the produce I'm not using (e.g. lemon peels or stems of broccoli). I also often buy takeaway food for convenience, which is usually packed with plastic, with the consumption of it causing me to waste food kept in my refrigerator. My one-step is to commit to no waste when making food and consuming it. This means that I will be endeavouring to use as much of each ingredient I can, with the leftovers going in a compost bin. Furthermore, I am committing to purchasing produce from local grocers, and purchasing produce without traces of plastic in the packaging of it. Finally, I plan on limiting my consumption of restaurant-purchased food to once per week in an effort to cut the amount of plastic in my life, support local industry (by shopping for the bulk of my food at local grocers) and minimise my own food wastage.

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Amarra Shawck's picture

Toward Inclusivity

I am pledging to learn basic level Auslan within one year in order to take a step toward a more inclusive world for the Deaf. Although myself alone being able to communicate through Auslan will not achieve the SDGs I have highlighted, it is my hope that this is just the first step, and I can soon aim to educate individuals and organisations to advocate for a welcoming and inclusive society for those who use Auslan to communicate. In an ideal world, such a movement would reduce inequalities in society (often, the ability to consume or easily convey information), provide wider employment for Deaf Australians, and thereby result in a more inclusive community overall. (Image: deafchildrenaustralia.org.au)

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EMMA MARTIN's picture

Support local businesses

I will make a conscious effort to buy more local produce and support businesses that have pledged to be more sustainable. This means I will have to be more aware of what I'm consuming and the origins of what I purchase. My money is my vote and I have to make it count!

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EMMA MARTIN's picture

Support local businesses

I will make a conscious effort to buy more local produce and support businesses that have pledged to be more sustainable. This means I will have to be more aware of what I'm consuming and the origins of what I purchase. My money is my vote and I have to make it count!

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Tanya Milnes's picture

Consumption with a purpose

I will commit to considering the true environmental and social costs of consumption choices. This may be through simple steps, such as always remembering a reusable coffee cup, bag or drink bottle; to moving towards packaging free products; supporting social businesses, and educating myself on supply chains and businesses values and impact.

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Tanya Milnes's picture

FOOD FROM THE SOURCE

Buying vegetables from the farmers market as opposed to supermarkets supports local farmers and reduces food waste #produceequality - our broccoli was considered too small for supermarkets, but that’s fine because it’s going to be great in our pesto pasta! Bonus is it’s package free, working towards a plastic free house supporting local businesses.

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Loretta Bellato's picture

Inequality in Tourism

On social media I will share information and articles about how tourism can contribute to sustainable communities and that do not exploit vulnerable people, particularly women and girls. I will encourage others to make responsible travel choices as well as ensure that I am making ethical travel choices.

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Costanza Rivarossa | 08/24/2017 - 07:40

Quite similar pledges! ;) =) I shifted a bit away from tourism though =(

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Vivien Yii's picture

DIVEST FROM UNETHICAL INDUSTRIES

It is important to me that I stop supporting unethical industries (such as fossil fuels and tobacco) with my superannuation and bank accounts. I will research my best options, divest my funds, and then make sure to discuss my decisions with my friends and family to encourage them to make the switch too.

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Rana House | 03/23/2018 - 02:20

Technology

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