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SDG 17: Global partnerships

Peiyi Chen's picture


I would like to see more pet-friendly public places like restaurants, gardens in China. Every pet would be taking good care of and no more stray animals


Darsh Chauhan's picture

depoliticise environmentalism

Looking after the environment is something that should bring people of all beliefs together. At a governmental level, this is of course never the case. However, at a local and communal level, we can work together to depoliticise environmentalism. Institutionalising sustainable practices is one way we can ensure individual responsibility. By breaking down what seems like a big goal into bite-sized, actionable, specific, and time-bound steps, we can collectively engage in protecting our environment. I want to work with, educate, and be educated by others as to the best means to achieve this goal.


Monique Walker's picture


Having adopted sustainable habits throughout the past couple of years and becoming more aware of the carbon footprint of my everyday activities, my next step is to speak up and use my voice to influence systemic change. I have often had moments of intention to advocate for climate action and more sustainable government policy, but have always been uncertain of where to start. While the right to physically gather to protest has been put on hold during the pandemic, I know there are other ways we can use our voices to influence change. Carbon emissions have been reduced slightly due to travel bans this year, however, this is a temporary change. [1] It is well reported that effective pandemic recovery must include strong climate action from our governments at all levels. [2] So I plan to use my voice and unite with others to influence meaningful change on sustainable development issues. [1] [2] Photo: Tiff Ng, sourced from Canva


Kit Kirby's picture


Buy products from organisations that send profits to positive projects in 3rd world countries. Particularly those focussing on women's education.


Quan Boi Tran's picture


Sustainable living is still not the norm, but I believe that an idea is not so 'crazy' once you tell lots of people about it. Since I am already using social media, I found that the best way for me to achieve this is through an Instagram page. On my page, I will regularly update my followers on how I am living sustainably and partner with like-minded organisations to advocate and raise awareness within the community.


wenhao li's picture


As an international student, I have the potential advantage of assisting communication with international cultures. This is because I am a 'diverse' person as I have studied in Austalia for more than four years, which means I am more likely to understand the culture of Austalia, especially Melbourne. Also, I lived in my home country for seventeenth years so that I would be local. Therefore, I would like to be the bridge between my home country and Australia. I will print off some advertisements to introduce the education structure, environment, natural environment and history in the Monash campus and my community to improve the understanding and interests of each other. Furthermore, I will print the travelling introduction website of both Australia and my home country to help people find out the places they would like to go in a short time.


Kumiko Kitano's picture

Consumption as a vote

In this year, I started using Thinx period underwear which are washable, reusable underwear designed to replace pads and tampons. Basically, they look and feel just like otr regular undies — but with strong absorb technology. This product is not only good for environment, better wellbeing for women too. Also, I can be a part of donator for their programs which support for better access to puberty education, amplifying grassroots activism. I strongly echo with their mission, and use my consumption for as a vote.


Samuel de Pury's picture

sustainable psychology

The concept "sustainability" often motivates discussion of outcome manipulation, eg: "reduced food waste". Such outcomes are typically envisioned and sought after using unsustainable procedures. For a complex system (eg: a business, a person) to be sustainable it must maintain itself indefinitely, not just produce sustainable outcomes. “Sustainability” is therefore a state, not an endpoint. To maintain sustainability, the structure of a system must be comprised of self-stabilising internal mechanisms. For example, your computer is an unsustainable system since it cannot repair itself. Your eyes are sustainable systems since they can recover from superficial injury without intervention. In seeking to determine the preconditions for a sustainable global civilisation, I realised that my way of approaching the topic of sustainability was itself unsustainable. Since that realisation, I have been studying psychology. I seek to approach sustainability from the ground up. How is my way of thinking about sustainability itself sustainable? How can self-stabilising psychological techniques be applied to larger scale outcome-oriented sustainability endeavours? I then developed a psychological technique for practicing sustainability. Each day I list my sustainable activities and my unsustainable activities, with the added condition that each day must include more sustainability than the last. This technique gives my pursuit of sustainable outcomes viability, integrity, depth, reflectivity, originality, and versatility. My psychological and systems-oriented approach to sustainability could be applied to individuals, relationships, groups, businesses, organisations, and societies and could refine our collective pursuit of a sustainable world.


Georgia Saunders's picture

Smart shareholder

I have become a shareholder recently and am beginning to diversify my portfolio - however, I want to be investing in companies that have policy in place for a better future. As I continue to invest I will be a shareholder of ethical and sustainable companies that have a better future regarding any SDGs in focus. Vote with your wallet! photo credit: Emma Tkalcevic


Amanda Sukkar's picture

Environmental Economics - Investing in everyone's future

I pledge to not only assess all of my economic decisions but to help others around me, so that they are making the best decision for their economic and environmental future.



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