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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

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!)


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.



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

I will try to keep for good habits




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:)


SweeZee Bock's picture

one week vegetarian

Being a vegetarian not only improves one's health, but also have a powerful impact on the environment. Animal agriculture is one of the major contribution towards climate change today. As a matter of fact, we can reduce greenhouse emissions as well as preserve water and land by just changing our diet. And the benefit goes on to saving lives! According to research from Cornell University, if the grain fed to livestock is directly consumed by people, 800 million people can be free from hunger. Therefore, I pledge to reduce my meat consumption, starting my first step by being a vegetarian for a week from 13/8/18


Deepankar Baniya's picture


Everyday I meet different people throughout the day. I meet my friends, family, co-workers, teachers and other strangers. Among all those I meet, I always try to make at least someone happy in some form. If an officer at Monash Connect provides good service, I praise his effort and give compliments. If a friend or brother is feeling down, I comfort him. Even if somebody’s angry at me, I try to see his view point and empathize. Making other people happy, makes me happy in turn. Sometimes I do not get the chance to do this throughout the day. But, that's ok. Sometimes I have a bad day myself and feel down. In these circumstances, I pull myself up because I have learnt to pull others every other day. Only with a sustainable mind, one can create sustainable environment around him. Therefore, I will make someone happy today. "There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path." - Buddha


muhammad awais's picture

Clean energy

I will save energy by using solar power and will contribute my efforts in making solar appliances for public use


LiAnn Tang's picture


i want to encourage everyone to feel like they are worth it. Wherever they are in life, they are progressing.


Anna Salatas's picture

stop animal suffering

This step will change the view of beauty not only for our conscious, but for the lives of millions of animals. Australia is one in the top 5 countries that use animal tested cosmetics.Switching to animal testing free brands is the best way to protect the lives of animals.


Mulat Abera Mulat's picture

commit to finish whats on my

Complete whats on my plate because there are many people out there that are struggling to survive because of hunger and yet we all sometimes to throw away food that has either bad taste or we are full. For that I will be organising a hotgrahy exhibition once I complete my degree in order to raise funds to give the one in need access to food and basic sanitation



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