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SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

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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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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Diana Mezanec's picture

Saving the environment

My pledge would be to continue using metal/higher-density plastic water bottles and fabric reusable bags instead of single use plastic bottles and plastic bags. Although the lower-density plastic bottles are considered as being 'reusable', they expire after a certain time and after a certain number of uses they need to be thrown out which makes them no longer reusable. This makes it very difficult as it takes up a lot of energy to recycle them. I will also continue using my own high-density plastic containers and keep cups when food buying coffee on campus instead of purchasing food in takeaway containers and buying coffee in takeaway cups.

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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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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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