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SDG 13: Climate action

Kelly Machin's picture

Engage in other knowledges

Indigenous knowledges continue to be marginalised in the broader Australian community. In a time of grave ecological crisis with threatening mega wildfires and other environmental disasters, we should be engaging in knowledges that have been an integral part of the Australian landscape for at least 65,000 years. I pledge to increase my engagement with local Indigenous knowledges by attending local Indigenous led workshops and getting to know Indigenous plant and animal species that are native to my local area.

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Chi Ngo's picture

Be aware

Be aware of what you do. Be aware of your actions. Don't do it if it's not right. Be aware when cycling on the road. Be aware as you know you can't hear the car horn when using earphones. (SDG 3: Good health and wellbeing) Be aware when taking a piece of plastic back home. Be aware as you know plastics never break down and even if you dump them to the garbage bin. It will end up sitting somewhere not your home but somewhere on earth. (SDG 13: Climate action) Be aware. You know you can do better because you don't hide your eyes, do you? I know we can do better because we can be more aware.

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Jenny Krohn's picture

OnyaBike

I love so close to my local shops that I really want to stop driving to get groceries. It’s been hard with the stage 4 restrictions, but now that things are easing I can take more time. To my shops and back is only a 3km round trip, so I plan to start doing that and not give in to the temptation of the car. It will take time to rebuild my fitness to that point.

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Jenny Krohn's picture

OnyaBike

I love so close to my local shops that I really want to stop driving to get groceries. It’s been hard with the stage 4 restrictions, but now that things are easing I can take more time. To my shops and back is only a 3km round trip, so I plan to start doing that and not give in to the temptation of the car. It will take time to rebuild my fitness to that point.

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Elysee Lee's picture

Conservation volunteering

Once covid is over, I'd love to get out into the world to lend a helping hand in wildlife protection and conservation efforts. I hope to contribute in whatever way I can and gain valuable insight from these experiences.

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Elysee Lee's picture

Sustainable clothing

Shop second hand as much as possible. When buying new, buy from sustainable and ethical (not greenwashed!) brands.

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Elysee Lee's picture

Reduce food waste

To avoid having to throw out old food, I will only buy as much produce as I know I will be able to consume before they go bad. For food scraps, I will commit to composting.

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Christian Lim's picture

RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT

People are often ignorant of how much we rely on the life and resources of the natural world to sustain our lifestyles. And even worse is how people overlook the long term impacts of their negligent actions on the world. If I wish to inspire others or hold them accountable, I must work on my actions first. For this, I will pick up trash I see when I go on walks as well as selecting more ethically and fairly sourced products to ensure no people or creatures are unnecessarily harmed or put at risk.

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Yerusalem Azage's picture

FIGHTING ONE USE COFFEE CUPS

Coffee is a daily fixture in a majority of our lives. Especially living in Melbourne, cafes and brunch spots are an almost daily visit. The use of paper coffee cups means that there is more waste and it has detrimental effects on the environment due to the fact that it is usually unable to be recycled properly due to the plastic and liquid inside. By ensuring that the excessive reliance on paper coffee cups is dealt with, we are able to fight pollution and the excess production of CO2.

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Kathleen Turnbull's picture

No new clothes 2021

Fast fashion contributes 8% of the world's carbon emissions, uses 10-20% of the world's pesticides, perpetuates gender inequality and labour rights abuses, and largely ends up in landfill. I am currently learning to sew, so that in 2021, I can go all year without making a new clothing purchase.

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