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SDG 14: Sustainable oceans

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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Chloe Armstrong | 04/25/2020 - 11:03

Gives the opportunity to use fresh ingredients as well!

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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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Nicholas Barker | 11/01/2020 - 14:08

It's more than just the material costs here, too. If you're avoiding propping up unsustainable industries and practices, there is a 'green capitalist' benefit here too on a "voting with your dollar" level. This isn't necessarily enough, or even close to it, but it is good on an individual level-- if nothing else for your conscience. :)

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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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Zhehao Yang's picture

sell something for charity

Making something by hands Select a Bazaar Contect someone who open shop on that Bazzar Donate money for gobal environment protect

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Aung Ko Oo's picture

DELETE DISPOSABLE COFFEE CUPS

Millions of disposable coffee cups are thrown into the landfill every minute around the world. Think how many of those cups are through you. Well atleast now take a pause, reflect your attitude towards our nature, learn how these disposable cups can cause damage to our mother nature and now press the delete button to disposable coffee cups and buy reusable coffee cup. I mean buying them will not end it, together with me start using them whenever you go for a coffee down the road. A one week challenge??

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Brooke Davies's picture

Vegetarian Warrior

I'll be committing to a vegetarian plant-based lifestyle. I've been eager to embark on this lifestyle choice for its two-fold efforts. The environmental impact of eating meat is too significant to ignore, with meat production being a significant contributor to greenhouse emissions. Being vegetarian will also preserve habitats and decrease deforestation. The additional benefits of having a healthy lifestyle are an added bonus. I am really excited to start this journey to help the environment and fight for social justice.

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Yasmin Jones's picture

from trash to treasure

I will start buying more clothes that are made of organic materials and that are more 'classic' and will donate/swap all the clothes i do not use anymore. I admit I have had a bad habit of just throwing clothes away because i do not know what to do with them and being an international student with no car limits accessibility/ where you can go, eg the donation shop. However, learning about the amount of resources that goes into making a shirt and how the synthetic fibres can harm the environment (especially marine health) has really opened my eyes about textile waste and has definitely ignited a spark in me which will push me to make the effort to carry my clothes to the donation centres and stop giving into consumerism and fast fashion.

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Yasmin Jones's picture

my not-so chemical romance

I will stop buying cleaning products that contain harmful chemicals, both for personal hygiene purposes and for house cleaning purposes. When buying products, we don't usually think about what is in them and how it affects our personal health or the environments once they are washed down the drain. A lot of the time the chemicals we use at home or for our personal use damages the environment, especially waterways and the ocean, which have sensitive ecosystems. Additionally, products that are made of natural ingredients have the stigma of not being as effective but the truth is, is that they are. Therefore, I shall be more aware about the products I use and reduce the amount of chemicals I release to the world by researching and buying products that are made from natural ingredients. I will also try to encourage my housemates to do the same.

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Ahmet Cem Erdem | 03/18/2019 - 16:24

I do the same especially because there is a bike road from my home all the way to Monash Caulfield :)

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