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SDG 1: End poverty

Arushi Mehta's picture

reduce food waste

if working in restaurants or hotels, pack the extra food and share it with hungry and homeless lovely people.


PUWEI WANG's picture

narrow social gap

Social gap is becoming wider and wider as economic boost. Mid-class people are likely to take their weath and social status for granted. Sometimes they just forget to help people who need help or only focus on make their own fortune. What I want to do is prompting people to give their hands to someone who really need help, someone who are suffering by writing articles on social media. As for me myself, I want to be as volunteer to help people who can not afford their education, who can not afford even a book at least once by the end of the year.


Hannah DeBuhr's picture

Going vegan and encouraging o

I have decided to reduce my carbon footprint by going vegan. With enough people changing their deit to vegan, this will drastically reduce land usage, chemical run off, carbon and methane production, while increasing people's health and well-being. Veganism is a more sustainable use of resources and is the future if we want to achieve Sustainability. I have pledged to eat vegan as I cannot be a sustainable designer or human if I support the world's largest environmental issue. I hope by the end of the semester I can be fully vegan as at the moment my diet is roughly 90% vegan - I also hope to encourage at least 2 friends or family members to also go vegan.




I'd want to help people working in green stuff out however way I can to make sure we can make the world beautiful again


Clare Lane's picture

Use Jute Bags for shopping

I wanted the most eco friendly bags to use for shopping, as the green supermarket bags are still a type of plastic. Cotton, and even organic cotton, still use a lot of resources ( water and chemcials for nonorganic) to produce. Jute however requires much less water, grows quickly and requires minimal to no fertiliser. Although I was aware of the carbon miles the bags would travel, I chose to buy some made by a Bangladeshi Womens Co-op and the bags are fantastic. Best still, I can home compost them when they are no longer useable:)


Gurwinder Dhalla's picture

MOO Hungry

I,ll try not to let waste food dump in the fields so as to reduce green house gas emission. Dumping waste food is the biggest concern of now as approximately 20% of food bought for consumption is wasted i.e., 1 bag of grocery out of 5 bags purchased. Dumped waste food produces methane and other harmful gases which effects the environment. Also every 1 person out of 100 in Australia are living homeless and don't have money to buy food for three times a day. Raising this issue to globalization may help save us, our family, our friends, our loved ones and most of all important our global home OUR EARTH!


bing liu's picture


In order to help others, I regularly made donations like cloth and financial supporting. I have a monthly donation to an NGO called Medecins Sans Frontieres for around two years, which provides medical aid in almost 70 countries. I am considering to join an NGO where I would help people at the first line instead of only offering a small amount of financial support.


Kim Nguyen's picture

responsible consumption

One of the biggest challenges we face today is consumerism and the consequences that follow: waste, inefficient use of resources, human rights abuse in the supply chain and the list goes on. Purchasing this jacket represents the start of living a minimalistic life. I'm aiming to purchase quality clothing that will last me for longer periods and buy brands that conduct their business in an ethical manner as oppose to mindlessly buying cheaper clothing with no consideration for their makers. This step aims to support corporations that conduct their business with the consideration of the communities and people.


Kim Nguyen's picture

reducing meat consumption

Livestock farming contributes to issues such as land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, coral reef degeneration, global warming and deforestation. With many alternatives on the market my first step will be to slowly eliminate dairy and meat from my diet.


Alex He's picture

Say NO to Poverty

I will do everything I can to help those in need. As an Australian citizen, I feel very privileged to lead my current way of life. Thus, I would like to support those who are less fortunate. To begin, I have immersed myself with student societies that have the same goals and ideals in mind, such as Oxfam at Monash and Monash Amnesty. Furthermore, I have also been avidly donating to organisations that, in my view, have strong causes eg. Care and World Vision. In the near future, I will try my best to be involved in activities that revolve around social welfare and those that are aimed at abolishing poverty. Moreover, at my own pace, I will continue to donate and will hope to inspire others to take action and follow in my footsteps.



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