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SDG 13: Climate action

Georgia Welch's picture

Ethical packaging

Cutting out single use and non biodegradable packing. From reusable coffee cups and water bottles, free leaf to, lunchboxes rather than individually wrapped food, saying no to straws, even biodegradable bin liners. We owe it to the environment to reduce our carbon footprints, particularly in relation to plastic and packaging.


Mathilde Turner's picture

Think about it!

1. Think about animals by swapping all cosmetics to cruelty free brands 2. Think about minimising waste/plastic by using a keep cup, my own lunch box, reusing bags, bringing my own cutlery and using my soda stream instead of buying mineral water 3. Think about people by researching whether brands look after their employees and if they take steps to minimise their environmental impact, in an attempt to stop fast fashion, buy sustainable pieces and reduce inequalities between countries.


Winifred Walsh-Ryan's picture

Going paperless!

I will continue to take notes in class digitally and begin completing all tutorials with my digital pen so that I can remove all paper from my studies!


yue wang's picture

No plastic challenge

I'll be use reusable bags, bottles, and bring my own lunch box instead of using the single-used one.


Iris Tong's picture




Sheldon Castelino's picture

Bike share

By using Monash Bikeshare, to travel around campus and nearby stores, I strive to meet the Good Health and Well Being Goal and reduce carbon emissions.


Meghan O'Brien's picture


For the next three months, I pledge to exclusively eat plant-based foods to reduce my carbon footprint. Animal agriculture is the second leading cause of habitat loss and a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This is having large-scale and unpredictable consequences for the environment and many non-human animals! In Australia, hooved animals are drastically reducing the quality of our soils, which under predicted climate scenarios will drastically decrease crop yield and productivity! Now is the time to act, and voting with our forks is a powerful act indeed!


Meghan O'Brien's picture


Fot the next three months, I pledge to buy all my vegetables locally! Localisation is a fantastic tool for fighting environmental problems, as it reduces the energy required to transport food, reduces plastic packaging and can divert food from landfill due to strict corporate (wesfarmers) cosmetic standards!


Meghan O'Brien's picture


Growing up with four sisters, our bathroom was a plastic breeding ground! This month, I pledge to transform my bathroom into a plastic-free santuary using the six R's principle. REDUCE: I will aim to reduce my make-up use and only select vegan friendly options with degradable packaging! Tumeric root and beetroot also provide fun, natural make-up alternatives! Also, I will only buy recycled toilet paper and soap that comes without plastic packaging (who gives a crap is a great brand) REUSE: Menstrual cups are an easy, hygeinic alternative to tampons and pads! REPURPOSE: This month, I will repurpose the multitude of bi-carb soda boxes, coconut oil, essential lemongrass oil and jars at my mothers, to make my own toothpaste and deodarant. RECYCLE: I will refill my empty shampoo, conditioner and cleaning product bottles at my local wholefoods with high quality environmentally friendly products! REPLACE: I will swap my toothbrush, floss, and beloved q-tips for compostable bamboo alternatives. REMOVE: This month, I will ditch the razor and embrace my natural, womanly state! What a wonderful way to celebrate femininity and challenge the social structures that try to divide and taint the way we view our whole selves. Plastic pollution is a growing consequence of a post-modern world, embedded in habitual consumption. Individual action is the first step towards a better world, where people and nature are not at odds, but in a self-sustaining cycle that maintains quality over quantity!


SweeZee Bock's picture

one week vegetarian

Being a vegetarian not only improves one's health, but also have a powerful impact on the environment. Animal agriculture is one of the major contribution towards climate change today. As a matter of fact, we can reduce greenhouse emissions as well as preserve water and land by just changing our diet. And the benefit goes on to saving lives! According to research from Cornell University, if the grain fed to livestock is directly consumed by people, 800 million people can be free from hunger. Therefore, I pledge to reduce my meat consumption, starting my first step by being a vegetarian for a week from 13/8/18



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