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SDG 15: Protect ecosystems, forests and biodiversity loss

Angelica Di Camillo's picture

FOCUSSING ON CLEAN ENERGY

Using more efficient means of energy to reduce carbon emission and other harmful greenhouse gases. I aim to move away from using fossil fuels such as petrol in cars or gas for electricity. I will ride my bike to uni and work to avoid using my car, as well as, eat more healthy plant based raw foods that require minimal cooking, electricity and resources to grow. Additionally, be more conscious of energy use including turning off unnecessary lights and power points, waking up with the sun to be more productive during natural light hours and being more organised and efficient with use. I want to half the amount of petrol I use weekly, and half the home electricity bill. We must all be aware of our ecological footprint and the way we live our lives as it significantly impacts the environment around us. It's making small changes like this that are not only beneficial for the environment, but also for our own bodies and mental health.

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Sivakami Valliappan's picture

Encourage recycling!

Sort out recyclable wastes and encourage kids to do so. Let them know the importance of this act and when refund is available for certain products like aluminium cans, then encourage them to volunteer and collect such products and use the raised funds to use for a good cause or contribute to charity. Also if interested: Get involved and join the grassroots movement here: http://victoria.greens.org.au/10c

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Hari Prasad Anthiyur Selvaraj's picture

Avoid single use plastics

I have been avoiding single use plastics such as carry bags, styrofoam and plastics cups, straws as much as i can. I am going to carry my purchased items without plastic bag whenever possible. I am gonna use 100% recycled materials as much as i can. I have worked in an Internship on an Global sustainability project and I hope to continue my work on sustainability and waste management for the foreseeable future. In the long run, reducing and recycling plastics will lead to better sanitation and will help reduce poverty and save our planet.

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Cody Kauter's picture

ELIMINATE SINGLE USE CUPS

Whether it is a coffee, tea, hot chocolate, pumpkin spiced latte, or just water; having a reusable cup or mug reduces the number of non-recyclable cups and plastic bottles that enter our environment.

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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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Sarah Morley's picture

concious consumerism

For the past four years, I have implemented many small changes in my life which were motivated out of environmental concern; becoming vegetarian, using keep cups, utilising public transport over cars, reusable bags, and minimal plastic use to name a few examples. However, as the world slowly but surely wakes up to the urgent need to change our ways, I have noticed the emergence of organisations which sell products in a far more responsible way than was previously available or accessible. The reality is that commodity production is environmentally harmful in most instances. However, organisations like 'Who gives a crap', who produce toilet paper out of 100% recycled toilet paper and use profits to build toilets in developing countries, offer environmentally safer alternatives to usual daily commodities. I now order 'don't give a crap', as the first step in my pledge to purchase more consciously. Through doing so, I have come to understand that there are always alternatives to purchasing from wasteful, fossil-fuel producing organisations that deserve mainstream attention. I have begun to seriously question the way I conduct myself throughout my daily life in terms of commodities I use and purchase. My goal is to phase out all products that I use which are environmentally harmful by the end of the month (March). I also feel that this 'Step' has stimulated conversations with those around me, encouraging others to do the same. Implementing meaningful change on the current climate crisis is challenging without a larger platform to do so, and the reality is that systematic change is required in order to reduce emissions. However, being more mindful in my purchases has been a step I have committed to that I feel could spark change. This is largely due to the conversation that arises from doing so, as I believe that this style of grass-roots change can be hugely beneficial.

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Muhamad Rifki's picture

Locavism

Influence people to travel around their area, give benefit to local economy, protect the environment, and to appreciate the tourist destination around their area.

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Aung Ko Oo's picture

DELETE DISPOSABLE COFFEE CUPS

Millions of disposable coffee cups are thrown into the landfill every minute around the world. Think how many of those cups are through you. Well atleast now take a pause, reflect your attitude towards our nature, learn how these disposable cups can cause damage to our mother nature and now press the delete button to disposable coffee cups and buy reusable coffee cup. I mean buying them will not end it, together with me start using them whenever you go for a coffee down the road. A one week challenge??

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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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