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SDG 14: Sustainable oceans

Laurelyn Scicluna's picture

Plastino

After studying a bachelor in marine environmental science I became aware of numerous anthropogenic impacts on the marine ecosystem. One of the current issues is plastic pollution entering into waterways and then into the ocean. For one of our projects, a group of us came up with the concept of PLASTINO. The main aim of this concept was to: 1. Reduce our own personal plastic intake 2. Help others do the same via education 3. Promote better recycling practices

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Yueheng Hu's picture

REDUCING CONSUMPTION & WASTE

Reducing the use of disposable produces in daily life, in order to reduce the pollution to the environment.

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Akshatha Chindalur's picture

R CUBE

1. Reduce the purchase of plastic goods. 2. Reuse cloth/paper/plastic. 3. To buy only recyclable items.

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Chloe Merbis's picture

conscious food choice

I am going to continue with my plant based diet - for environmental and ethical reasons. As the animal agricultural industry is a main contributer to green house gas emissions alongside the dairy industry which requires a lot more water and grain growing than other milk alternatives. Aswell as this I am sourcing my food from local producers (organic) or my own vege garden. This cuts the transportation emissions aswell as the terrible chemicals used on monoculture non-organic crops which leads to desertification of soil.

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Angelica Di Camillo's picture

FOCUSSING ON CLEAN ENERGY

Using more efficient means of energy to reduce carbon emission and other harmful greenhouse gases. I aim to move away from using fossil fuels such as petrol in cars or gas for electricity. I will ride my bike to uni and work to avoid using my car, as well as, eat more healthy plant based raw foods that require minimal cooking, electricity and resources to grow. Additionally, be more conscious of energy use including turning off unnecessary lights and power points, waking up with the sun to be more productive during natural light hours and being more organised and efficient with use. I want to half the amount of petrol I use weekly, and half the home electricity bill. We must all be aware of our ecological footprint and the way we live our lives as it significantly impacts the environment around us. It's making small changes like this that are not only beneficial for the environment, but also for our own bodies and mental health.

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Lavani Bhatia's picture

Just take it Now!

This year I've pledged to use no single use items on-the-go. I will bring a re-usable bag, straw, spoon, knife, fork and a handkerchief when going out.

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Sivakami Valliappan's picture

Encourage recycling!

Sort out recyclable wastes and encourage kids to do so. Let them know the importance of this act and when refund is available for certain products like aluminium cans, then encourage them to volunteer and collect such products and use the raised funds to use for a good cause or contribute to charity. Also if interested: Get involved and join the grassroots movement here: http://victoria.greens.org.au/10c

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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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liam wegner's picture

Packaging no more!

Reduce the food and drink packaging and encourage reusable or biodegradable methods like using Tupperware.

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Cody Kauter's picture

ELIMINATE SINGLE USE CUPS

Whether it is a coffee, tea, hot chocolate, pumpkin spiced latte, or just water; having a reusable cup or mug reduces the number of non-recyclable cups and plastic bottles that enter our environment.

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