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SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Brandon Maki's picture

ENCOURAGING SPORTS AT UNI

I WILL BE LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD AND CYCLING TO UNIVERSITY INSTEAD OF DRIVING. BY DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY FOR HEALTHY COMMUTING WE CAN CUT OUR CARBON EMISSIONS AND DEVELOP OUR ON-CAMPUS COMMUNITY TO IMPROVE OUR CONNECTEDNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING.

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Shahneezar Thevakumar's picture

Reduce waste & SUPPORT FARMER

- Plan meals ahead of time and buy only what I need to reduce food wastage - Buy groceries from farmers markets to support their livelihood - Limit showers to 5 minutes to reduce water consumption

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Dhananga Karunanayake's picture

Let's reuse!

I have started to use my own cloth bags (made out of my old clothes) for grocery shopping and it is not your average shopping bag.

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Maria Gabriela Queiroz da Silva's picture

OUT OF PAPER

Every semester (even terms) we consume a lot papers to support our study's needs. These paper can be in the shape of block notes, notebooks, post-its, stick notes, paperwork used in the tutorials and lectures and even readings printing. After each semester, year or after the graduation we just through it at the bin, hopping that the government can recycle for us. However, we can just guarantee the end of all these papers if we know the destiny we are giving to them. That's why I am keen to start to delivery my papers to recycle companies by myself. Also, I am keen to create a campaign ( If Monash does so) that incentives all the students and staffs to delivery their paper stuffs in collection spots through the campuses and Monash could transfer them to a recycling partner. If we wanna change the world, we must start in our yard!. However if this initiative be successful, Monash Uni can even to expand it to schools, encouraging secondary students to do the same. I am totally keen to take this idea 'out the paper'!

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Zoe Lysaght's picture

REWRITING THE FOOD STORY

The paddock to plate journey of food has dramatically changed in the last 100 years. In many ways food production has become more efficient but at what environmental cost? Overfishing, soil degradation due to land overuse and dramatically increased food miles has created a huge ecological food footprint. This has impacted consumption patterns with food being available year round leading to less conscious consumption in addition to increased food wastage. This food wastage was estimated at 4 billion dollars in Victoria this last year alone and with 20% of this going into landfill. Our recycling plants don't have the capacity to deal with the waste we are producing and many of the recyclable outputs don't have a market to be sold to. My one step is to rewrite the food story by advocating for change and changing my behaviour at each step of the process from production to consumption to disposal. I am going to make more conscious food choices to eat from sustainable sources of fish and meat, and seasonal Australian produce so that my food doesn't have to travel a thousand kilometres to get to my plate! I am also going to buy unpackaged foods from local sources and plan my meals better in order to reduce my food waste. I have also just moved house to where there is a fortnightly collection of organics, so I am going to put my food waste into this to ensure that it is diverted from landfill and recycled into compost which can be reused.

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Nick Pentney's picture

Quench your thirst

Water is life for people and creatures all over the world. We need it to drink, to create food, clothes, and energy. However, water shortages, pollution and wastage are leading to less of it being available for those who need it to survive. 1 million people per year die from water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases that could be reduced by access to clean water. I pledge to start saving water at home and treat it as the precious resource it is. This includes limiting my showers to two minutes, only putting a dish washer on when it's full of dishes, checking and fixing household tap leaks, checking for toilet leaks once a year and monitoring my water bill.

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Jemima Gordon's picture

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION

I'm aiming to consume responsibly in a number of different ways! I plan to try and purchase any clothing, furniture or books I need second hand. I'm also going to cook from what I already have in my pantry (rather than getting takeaway) to reduce food waste.

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Riley Hodgson's picture

Riley hodgson

I pledge to discover and share one at least one new exciting article/fact/news piece a week that highlights a particular sustainability goal. There's so much happening in the world both good and bad and I want to focus on the good. New innovations, initiatives or government action which brings the world one step closer to achieving the SDG’s are meant to be shared. Already participating in many small actions which help reduce waste and electricity I wanted to do something different as my ‘one step.’ I am inspired by what I read, watch and hear and want to do the same for others. Good actions need more recognition! That’s why I want to be a voice that recognises and celebrates progress.

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Anmol Sarraf's picture

NO ITEM WASTAGE

It happens many time that there are a few items lying around us which doesn't have any resell value and anyhow we try to get rid of it irrespective of the given condition of the product. When we get no buyers for such items, the last resort is to just dump those items. Thus in that manner, that item which happens to be in a good condition which could have been used by any other person gets dumped. Keeping this problem in mind, I'm currently developing a website which check for all the product listed as free on different websites which deal in selling used items and present those products on my website. So once the user is on my website, then they can simply browse through free products listed on my website and if they feel that a given product could be of their good use, they can simply select that product which will lead them to the given website accordingly. In this manner, the product listed by the buyer won't go wasted and it would be put to good use. Since my idea deals with utilizing the waste items, I believe Number One Sustainable Development Goal (No Poverty) since it would be helping the people in need.

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Stella Smallman's picture

Cans over bottles

I will completely cease my purchasing of single-serve plastic bottles e.g. flavoured almond milk, flavoured soy milk. These will be substituted with bottles containg 3+ serves of the beverage (less plastic per serve), or aluminium cans.

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Stella Smallman | 05/12/2020 - 19:32

I told my friend about the sustainability of cans over bottles, and received positive feedback after sharing my green step on Linkedin.

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