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SDG 1: End poverty

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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Zhehao Yang's picture

VR Campus INTRODUCTION

Make Clayton's campus 3d model. Put it into VR program. Anyone over the world with VR devices can watch Clayton campus easily, with tags on all buildings.

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Cheng lin Chao's picture

Help the poor when shop

It is nice to see there are products in shops that is created by social entrepreneur, aiming to deliver their profits to the poor. In McDonald’s, they help the poor by donating part of their profits to the poor. It is a delightful thing to know that when I purchase my own necessity or fulfilling some of my desire, I am helping other as well

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NEEL MANOJ WADHWANI's picture

INDIA EFFICIENT LIGHTING

Currently in India, communities are still using kerosene lamps. Bring LED lights to communities is more sustainable for the future, allows people to study at night, and travel safely during night time.

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Iona Mapa's picture

For All

As a former Special Education teacher, I observed how I was participating in systems of exclusion in schools and, ultimately, in society. That's why I started studying MEd of Inclusive and Special Education, to learn how to contribute to INCLUSION. It was in this course that I became more aware of different forms of exclusion, and have begun thinking of ways that I can help develop a more inclusive future. Through being more inclusive, we can lift out of poverty those excluded from economic growth and employment, we can improve the emotional health and well-being of those excluded from access to their human rights, we can reduce inequalities between people excluded from opportunities, and ultimately create more developed, safe, and peaceful communities.

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Muhamad Rifki's picture

Locavism

Influence people to travel around their area, give benefit to local economy, protect the environment, and to appreciate the tourist destination around their area.

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Cameron Lyon's picture

Monash University Sustainable Development Volunteering Program

Without help, the people, communities and natural environments that are significantly impacted by global challenges struggle to overcome these challenges and experience a sustainable and prosperous future. This One Step has the potential to work towards achieving each one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It consists of creating a sponsored sustainability focused leadership program for emerging leaders at Monash University. Students will be sponsored to lead a project addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Projects could include establishing a system where children and their families in Nepal have access to vaccinations, building appropriate education facilities in Bangladesh, travelling to Kenya to install clean water and sanitation facilities or stopping all single-use plastic consumption in Monash University. In addition, each project would aim to empower locals in each destination by equipping them with the knowledge and resources enabling them to continue sustainable practices in the future. It is the aim that each program will contribute to global sustainability while developing the sustainable leadership of Monash University students.

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Betty Luo's picture

MEATLESS MEAL PREPS!

I started to like plant-based food more when I realised that they can be more beneficial not only to my health by lowering body weight and reducing heart diseases risks but also to the environment. It has been reported that meat production, compared with meatless food production, can lead to more greenhouse gas emissions and also increasing the use of water and land. Since then, I became flexitarian (a word describing semi-vegetarian), by which I mean I chose to reduce my meat consumption on purpose. Now, a step further can be taken by preparing my own flexitarian food! This can help reduce food waste and also the use of disposable utensils, which is a big issue when ordering takeaways. I've started this Monday to prepare meatless food myself for one meal every day and hope to increase the frequencies for the following weeks!

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Sarith Gunaratne's picture

Market foods

I will influence the people in my house as well as myself to purchase food (fruits/vegetables) from local markets instead of supermarkets. This will allow me to increase the success of local market businesses as well as provide our household with fresh food.

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Sabrina Sharpe's picture

Sharing my meal

It is devastating how much some human beings live without. According to the World Bank, there are at least 1.1 billion people living in extreme poverty, barely able to afford food, clothing, medicine and other basic necessities. Here in Australia, many of us are fortunate enough to afford an excess of these necessities. I never want to take for granted how fortunate I am. Share The Meal is an app created by the UN World Food Programme that offers us an affordable and easy way to feed undernourished children in countries such as Syria, Yemen and Uganda. When I first saw this app I was inspired! What an incredible way to tackle extreme poverty and hunger around the globe! For every meal I enjoy over the next 12 months which was not made with my own two hands, I pledge today to share it with a hungry child.

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