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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

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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Hengjing Liu | 04/15/2020 - 20:14

I will try to keep for good habits

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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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Shalini Uthayakumaran's picture

Soft plastic recycling

Soft plastics (e.g. packaging material) cannot be recycled under the kerbside services provided by our local councils. I will divert the soft plastics that form part of my family's household waste away from landfill by collecting it and then dropping it off at a REDcycle collection point. This organisation gives soft plastics a second life by using them to build roads and school playground equipment. To find your nearest collection point to drop off your own soft plastics, visit: http://www.redcycle.net.au/where-to-redcycle/

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Ruby McMinn's picture

so vintage

I already try to limit my single use plastic to a minimum and live quite a sustainable life, but there is always one more step to take! This year I have pledged to buy only second hand clothes or borrow clothes from friends and not contribute to the waste produced by the fast fashion industry.

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Sheldon Higgins's picture

Gloves recycling initiative

I have already taken steps towards sustainability in my personal life and now I think it's time for me to start taking steps towards sustainability in my professional life. The Department of Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice teaches paramedic students how to perform emergency procedures that could be life-saving, but practicing these skills means that there will be a huge amount of waste produced to let the students practice. I plan to lobby the department to fund a recycling program that will include; nitrile gloves, soft plastic packaging and PVC waste that is produced when students are practicing medical procedures. The image below is how much disposable waste is produced just to practice one IV, now imagine if every student in the department practices just one IV every time they go to class.

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Joanna Murawska | 08/22/2018 - 16:43

Hey, how's this one going? Have you had a chat with the department?

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Georgia Cox's picture

Recycling initiative

Set up beauty products recycling unit at my workplace.

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Georgia Cox's picture

lobby for plastic-free

Work with my local fruit shop to help them transition to being plastic-bag free. I will engage with the community to gauge their stance and potential concerns on the transition, and help the shop research the economic viability of the transition.

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Winifred Walsh-Ryan's picture

Going paperless!

I will continue to take notes in class digitally and begin completing all tutorials with my digital pen so that I can remove all paper from my studies!

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