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SDG 13: Climate action

Silvi Febe Lie's picture

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Asking close friends and family members to change their daily habit Join MAS (Monash Association of Sustainability) and be a clubs liaison

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Christopher Snitkjaer's picture

Responsible investment

I pledge to move all my financials into responsible banking and superannuation funds. I have already opened an account with Bank Australia and will soon move all my transactions over to that account to ensure my future earnings do not support fossil fuel industries. I furthermore seek to move my superannuation to Australian Ethical.

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Georgia Welch's picture

Meatless Mondays

I pledge to reduce my overall meat intake, at least having every Monday eating vegetarian and hopefully other days too!

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Qian Li | 09/01/2018 - 00:03

I would like to reduce the meat consumption in my diet.

Qian Li | 09/01/2018 - 00:04

I would reduce the time of my shower.

Qian Li | 09/01/2018 - 00:46

That's a good idea!

Qian Li | 09/01/2018 - 00:47

I feel like if you can make notes on pdf, printing become not that necessary. In my case, I always print at home and do double-page printing if possible.

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Georgia Welch's picture

PlASTIC FREE BATHROOM

As a sterotypical girl I use heaps of different bathroom products each day. From face scrubs, to moisturisers, shampoo, makeup, there are close to a hundred different bottles in my bathroom, between me and my family members. But how many of these thick plastic bottles are reusable or recyclable? Not many! Its scary to think the contribution these products must make in terms of waste! So I pledge to reduce, and hopefully cut out, bathroom plastics and aim for a plastic free bathroom by december 2018!

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Celsey Adams's picture

Reduce plastic consumption

It is difficult to pass through almost any environment without witnessing plastic waste; whether that be along the remote beaches of southern Tasmania, walking down the street, or passing through campus on my way to class. Even Antarctica has been found to be contaminated with plastic waste! This issue motivates me to minimise my own plastic consumption habits to the best of my ability. This year I have actively been using my KeepCup, invested in a metal straw which I bring with me to the pub, and always bring my own bags to the supermarket. However, I believe I can do better. This is why I am making the pledge to cut down on waste even further, by investing in beeswax wraps (instead of using plastic wrap), switch my everyday plastic toiletries for more sustainable options (e.g. stainless steel razor, bamboo toothbrush, DIY shampoo, etc), and utilising the community vegetable patch for fresh (and plastic free!) produce. I am very excited to take the next step in my journey to reduced plastic consumption.

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Harrison Capper | 09/02/2018 - 18:06

Great doco. Highly recommend!

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Joel Samsu's picture

Reduce and Separate Waste

The production and accumulation of waste is one of the big global problems. In many contries around the world waste recycling is not very common. Even if waste gets separated and recycling it is the much better choice to not produce any waste in the first place. I therefore aim to reduce the emount of waste I produce by being more conscious about my consumption and avoid waste where possible. Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

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Jayendra Kishan Ramanathan's picture

Say no to non-recyclables

I am a huge coffee lover. Every time i buy a coffee, i am contributing to general waste in the form of the coffee mug. This also affects the number of trees that have to be cut in making those cups. In order to preserve nature and make our planet more sustainable, i pledge to get my own coffee mug whenever i go to fetch my coffee. This way, i believe that i can reduce the amount of general waste that i contribute to in addition to preserving the trees from being cut.

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Diana Xie's picture

walk/bike instead of driving

If trips are within walking distance, I'll opt out of driving and choose to commute by way of walking or cycling. Not only does it drastically reduces carbon emissions and fuel consumption, but it's also a great way to keep fit , get some exercise in during the day and save money (no parking fees & petrol costs)!

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Alice McNab's picture

Growing a veggie-garden

I have decided to convert part of our back-yard into a vegetable garden to grow fresh produce for my housemates and me. A lot of energy is used, and a lot of greenhouse gases are emitted, in the mass-production of produce and in its transportation to supermarkets and stores. Plastic packaging of fruit and vegetables in supermarkets also leads to a lot of plastic waste being thrown away. Growing our own fruit and veggies will significantly reduce my and my housemates’ support of and contribution to this, and it will also be good for our health and well-being to be eating fresh, nutrient-rich foods, and doing some physical activity outside in the garden.

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Celsey Adams | 08/29/2018 - 23:59

This is awesome! A lot more satisfying too when you get to eat what you've grown :)

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Julia Lee's picture

GOodbye single use plastics

No more single use plastics, straws, coffee cups etc. I’ll only buy take away coffee if I have my keep cup and am avoiding take away foods unless they have fully recyclable packaging, and of course no plastic straws!

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