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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Daniel Kortholt's picture

FOSTERING LOCALISATION

When practicably possible, purchase from and encourage local businesses that engage with the community and natural environment. I will preference products that are sourced locally and where these are not readily available, regionally or nationally, rather than products sourced internationally. This both promotes the localisation of the economy and encourages environmental and social responsibility.

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Ashir Intisher's picture

BUIlding science training

Completed the building science training for net zero energy home design offered by solar decathlon US.

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Ashir Intisher's picture

sustainable building

As an upcoming engineer, my aim is to create environmentally sustainable net zero-energy homes which can generate as much renewable energy as it consumes

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Iona Mapa's picture

conscious student

I was inspired by Monash's "One Step" Campaign, because it illustrated how we have so many opportunities throughout the day to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Therefore, this is basically my journey. And I will post about choices that I feel are significant to MY LIFE AS A STUDENT and how my current situation presents me with every day choices to live a more sustainable or, as my title suggests, make choices while being conscious of their effects on the world. I am starting with... walking to school or taking the bus from the Bus Loop! (I haven't purchased a bike, as all of my classes are in the evening and I'm not comfortable with biking in the dark) YAY for lower carbon emissions!

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Charlie Deng's picture

Solar Powered Robot

Many people may not aware that Australia burns a staggering amount of fossil fuel on grass cutting every year. Each lawn mower emits the same amount of greenhouse gases of 40 cars. We all love our lawns, but it is about time for us to consider clean energy lawn mowers. While solar panels are becoming more assessable and AI robotics technologies are maturing. I pledge to apply my engineering and business knowledge to develop a solar powered autonomous grass cutting robot, along with my student-run robotics team. Supporting sustainability through innovation.

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Amit Meskar's picture

Reduce my carbon footprint

Every single product produced and consumed in this world has an impact on the environment and every individual who uses this product is responsible for this impact as they are the consumers of it. Hence, it is very important to be aware of the carbon footprint each one of us leaves in this world whenever we switch on a light bulb or turn the ignition of our car on. Awareness of the environmental impact of such small human activities will help create a better world where we are grateful for the natural resources we have and start using them more efficiently. I have decided to undertake the following steps to reduce my carbon footprint in this world: 1. I will stop using plastic bags and instead use re-usable bags. 2. I will use public transport to travel within city limits instead of a car. 3. I will use recycled paper for writing and reduce the amount of print-outs i take. 4. I will use energy efficient CFL lamps / bulbs. 5. I will use water responsibly 6. I will try to find a sustainable solution to the problem of plastic pollution which is affecting the natural world. 7. I will try to develop renewable energy sources so that the dependence on fossil-fuel and hence, the pollution is reduced.

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Hannah DeBuhr's picture

Going vegan and encouraging o

I have decided to reduce my carbon footprint by going vegan. With enough people changing their deit to vegan, this will drastically reduce land usage, chemical run off, carbon and methane production, while increasing people's health and well-being. Veganism is a more sustainable use of resources and is the future if we want to achieve Sustainability. I have pledged to eat vegan as I cannot be a sustainable designer or human if I support the world's largest environmental issue. I hope by the end of the semester I can be fully vegan as at the moment my diet is roughly 90% vegan - I also hope to encourage at least 2 friends or family members to also go vegan.

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UTKARSH PATEL's picture

The ROAD TO CHANGE THE WORLD

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

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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:)

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Jayendra Kishan Ramanathan's picture

Say no to non-recyclables

I am a huge coffee lover. Every time i buy a coffee, i am contributing to general waste in the form of the coffee mug. This also affects the number of trees that have to be cut in making those cups. In order to preserve nature and make our planet more sustainable, i pledge to get my own coffee mug whenever i go to fetch my coffee. This way, i believe that i can reduce the amount of general waste that i contribute to in addition to preserving the trees from being cut.

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