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SDG 13: Climate action

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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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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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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Akshatha Chindalur's picture

R CUBE

1. Reduce the purchase of plastic goods. 2. Reuse cloth/paper/plastic. 3. To buy only recyclable items.

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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 transport choice

Over the last month I have been deliberating over if I will buy a car to support my lifestyle. Needing to travel between my home, work and uni. Although it takes me double the time to get to any of these places with public transport - I am willing to choose this over a car.

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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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Vachan Anand's picture

WE BEFORE ME, Mental health

I would motivate myself and people around ME to engage in social activities which not only improves the surroundings and the environment but also improves the metal health of people.

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Hari Prasad Anthiyur Selvaraj's picture

Avoid single use plastics

I have been avoiding single use plastics such as carry bags, styrofoam and plastics cups, straws as much as i can. I am going to carry my purchased items without plastic bag whenever possible. I am gonna use 100% recycled materials as much as i can. I have worked in an Internship on an Global sustainability project and I hope to continue my work on sustainability and waste management for the foreseeable future. In the long run, reducing and recycling plastics will lead to better sanitation and will help reduce poverty and save our planet.

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Minalee Busi's picture

GOING MINIMAL

I pledge to adopt minimalism across all areas of my life. It is a step - a mindset - that I will be adopting which would help me take decisions consciously and deliberately to check my consumption behaviour and reduce my carbon footprint.

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