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SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Anhduy Pham's picture

eco-BAG IT THE RIGHT WAY

I will bring reusable bags and containers when shopping, travelling or food to university. This will set a strong example for my family and reduce the unfortunate consequences plastic bags being recycled such as the killing of animals in the ocean. In addition, containers will allow me to contribute to society in reducing waste.

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Marzia Finzi | 08/25/2017 - 14:49

I am going to start keeping reusable bags in my car too so whenever I go shopping I have them there! good goal!

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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

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Jack Walkinshaw's picture

DON'T RINSE!

To save water stop rinsing my plates before I put them into the dishwasher.

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Marzia Finzi | 08/25/2017 - 14:46

Good Goal, The little things that can make such a big difference! Especially if you are living with housemates and family this is one that you can easily influence them to take up too!

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Jack Walkinshaw's picture

Meat free monday

Make a conscious effort to not eat meat on Monday for a month. This will also involve encouraging my family to also take this step to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our health.

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Marzia Finzi | 08/25/2017 - 14:48

Check out ThugKitchen.com for some vegan twists on classic favourites, that might make the transition easier! I cooked some of these for some meat-lovers in my life and they really enjoyed them! The meatless meatballs are amazing!

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Costanza Rivarossa's picture

NOT BUYING CLOTHES FOR 1 YEAR

Along with my ACTIVELY ZERO project (Instagram: ActivelyZero), I started this personal challenge when the War on Waste documentary went live. I believe stopping for one year to buy clothes is going to kill any consumeristic addiction that I (as a responsible consumer as I always considered myself) still have imbedded in me. With clothes goes anything that I don't think is necessary. I am almost at month 3 and I already find myself looking at windows and smiling with a sense of "I am over it". =)

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Costanza Rivarossa's picture

INFORM ON SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

I believe at the basis of our world's problems stands the consumeristic nature of the current society. I am going to commit to become an active informer of this problem and a promoter of sustainable practices in Melbourne, with the intention of educating people about sustainability alternatives to every day actions. The goal is to post tips on the already launched Instagram page ActivelyZero.

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Tim Landells | 08/30/2017 - 14:18

Nice work with your Instagram page! We too at mothernaturesmilk incorporate similar concepts. Keep up the good work :)

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Greta Walters's picture

Cutting out FOOD PACKAGING

I generally only purchase a coffee at university if I have my Keep Cup because I hate the unnecessary waste generated by the disposable coffee cup. However, I have found it difficult to remove soft plastics (e.g. gladwrap, gladbags) when bringing food to university. I am going to make an effort to cut out disposable plastic and unnecessary packaging from my daily food choices, which will require a bit more forward planning (e.g. ensuring I have reusable containers and carry around reusable cutlery). I will also try to purchase food from the supermarket that involves less wasteful packaging.

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Andres Lopez's picture

12 litres shower

I discovered with my little son (15 months old) that we just need 12 litres of water, one bucket and a small toy "duck" to create a wonderful moment of our shower time. At the end we are clean, we'll save a lot of water at year!!!

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Sushant Gurung's picture

waste reduction

Use reusable water bottles, keep cups and tote bags. Plastic will take thousands of years to degreade which will harm marine and aquatic life.

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Natalie Laussade-Long | 09/03/2017 - 01:32

Never even thought about the space wasted for this! Thats a great idea

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Sushant Gurung's picture

personal carbon emissions

Purchase a bike which I can ride to uni and work. I will attempt to reduce or completely eliminate the need for driving a fossil fuel based vehicle.

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