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SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Ry Parrott's picture

No New Things!

My 'Take One Step' for this year is to try not to buy any new consumer items including clothes, household objects, books or other 'want' things in an effort to reduce my consumer footprint. This means shopping more at op shops and buying second hand. Cheers!

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Maxwell Mcnee | 02/01/2020 - 19:08

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Ayana Iwamoto's picture

Zero waste travel challenge

Hello everyone. This is my very first post on #takeonestep platform and I’m on my way to go back to my hometown. As I travel around Japan, I would like to have Zero Waste Travel Challenge by using my reusable products. The situation of plastic wastes in Australia and Japan is quite different. The regulation to charge using plastic bags at grocery stores or convenience stores had postponed by government while lightweight plastic bags in supermarkets is banned in Victoria from 1st of November, 2019. I hope this action and step that I take can build awareness of using reusable products among my family, friends and so on. I will surely enjoy my holiday in Japan in sustainable way.

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Nan Wang's picture

ParkCar Chill

Me and my teammates are currently creating an app helping drivers book and secure the on-street parking spot in advance and settle the payment online. Not only ParkCar Chill helps driver decrease money loss by setting the parking fine alert system, but also contribute to a smarter city by potentially lowering the traffic jam and pollution. And finally, we can help government to save more human cost by hiring less ticket officer.

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Yueheng Hu's picture

REDUCING CONSUMPTION & WASTE

Reducing the use of disposable produces in daily life, in order to reduce the pollution to the environment.

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Ayana Iwamoto | 10/07/2019 - 15:31

Love the colour:)

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Jasmine Darrah's picture

FARM FRESH TO MORE TABLES

Over this past month I have committed to taking 2 days a week to go farmer’s market shopping for my grandparents and their elderly friends. They were previously customers of Coles Online as they are in poor health. My thought behind this initiative was that by taking the time to buy fresh and local for people who couldn’t would therefore increase the amount of local produce bought and subsequently decreasing the consequences which come from the convenience of store bought produce. Buying locally reduces transportation emissions and ingredients are more fresh so when bought directly there is less waste.

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Lachlan McGrath's picture

backyard farmer

I pledge to create and nurture my own veggie patch in my backyard. My aim is to produce nutritious vegetables and vegetable products for my family. I’ll extend this to the local community through vegetable swapping, and by making a share of the produce available to those vulnerable to undernutrition through food drives and contributing to a community kitchen. I will also aim to encourage other Monash students to live more sustainably by raising awareness not only on the value of being more sustainable but also on exactly what kind of actions a person can make to achieve this on both a personal and communal scale. Along with making this personal change and helping others to start their own sustainability journey I also intend to make it more accessible for students to continue growing their influence on sustainability with Monash University.

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RITA AMES's picture

food waste to gardens

My first step would be installing a organic disposal at the Uni Residences. To collect food waste from students, which will be composed and mulch and soli that directly into the 'Monash PermaCulture' space. The idea is to reuse and reutilise student's food waste, through to strengthen land for better organics products.

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edward von moger's picture

Get scrappy

Throwing fruit and veg scraps away is fine because it will decompose right? WRONG! Food scraps thrown into landfill breakdown at such a slow rate they release enormous amounts of methane, which is roughly 20 times more damaging to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. My one step will be to start composting my scraps, feed my pet worms and keep the earth happy!

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Sandy Awad's picture

MANY COFFEES, ONE CUP

I'd like to start taking a keep cup to uni, I always forget and before long, it's week 12! I read that Australians use 1 million disposable coffee cups each year. That's about 2,700,000 plastic-coated coffee cups thrown out every day! I am passionate about lowering this statistic, and 'if you want to make the world a better place, [you] gotta look at yourself and make a change'.

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Chloe Merbis's picture

conscious food choice

I am going to continue with my plant based diet - for environmental and ethical reasons. As the animal agricultural industry is a main contributer to green house gas emissions alongside the dairy industry which requires a lot more water and grain growing than other milk alternatives. Aswell as this I am sourcing my food from local producers (organic) or my own vege garden. This cuts the transportation emissions aswell as the terrible chemicals used on monoculture non-organic crops which leads to desertification of soil.

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