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SDG 1: End poverty

Anmol Sarraf's picture


It happens many time that there are a few items lying around us which doesn't have any resell value and anyhow we try to get rid of it irrespective of the given condition of the product. When we get no buyers for such items, the last resort is to just dump those items. Thus in that manner, that item which happens to be in a good condition which could have been used by any other person gets dumped. Keeping this problem in mind, I'm currently developing a website which check for all the product listed as free on different websites which deal in selling used items and present those products on my website. So once the user is on my website, then they can simply browse through free products listed on my website and if they feel that a given product could be of their good use, they can simply select that product which will lead them to the given website accordingly. In this manner, the product listed by the buyer won't go wasted and it would be put to good use. Since my idea deals with utilizing the waste items, I believe Number One Sustainable Development Goal (No Poverty) since it would be helping the people in need.


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.


Zhehao Yang's picture


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.


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




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.


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.


Muhamad Rifki's picture


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


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.


Betty Luo's picture


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!


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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