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SDG 17: Global partnerships

Sarsha Crawley's picture

SDG partnerships at monash

I am committed to ensuring that the Monash University student community is united in working towards the goals. On campus, we have many student groups doing amazing work in the areas of inclusion, environmental protection and social justice yet many of these activities do not make use of the universal language of the SDGs. Through implementing the language that was agreed upon by member nations at the UN, progress is not only discernible and cohesive but it also contributes to a sense of global solidarity towards a sustainable future. I pledge to educate and encourage groups working in these areas to use the framework of the goals and be guided by the targets in each domain to form and strengthen connections with groups and academics on campus. I believe that this is possible through my work as an SDG Coordinator at Monash University in 2019 and hope to be able to both qualify and quantify these changes by the end of the year by uniting current sustainability movements to make use of the international language of the goals.

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Farhiyo Bear's picture

Fight Food Waste

I am going to pledge to fight food waste in 3 ways, which will help to reduce food sent to landfill and thus reduce the production harmful greenhouse emissions in the long term. 1) Continue to recycle my food scraps and use the compost I produce for my veggie garden; 2) Support food rescues by volunteering at my local Foodbank; 3) Reduce my plate waste by making sure I finish all the food on my plate or at least ensure food can be stored and saved for later. Overall, I hope to minimise my food print!

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Sarah Morley's picture

concious consumerism

For the past four years, I have implemented many small changes in my life which were motivated out of environmental concern; becoming vegetarian, using keep cups, utilising public transport over cars, reusable bags, and minimal plastic use to name a few examples. However, as the world slowly but surely wakes up to the urgent need to change our ways, I have noticed the emergence of organisations which sell products in a far more responsible way than was previously available or accessible. The reality is that commodity production is environmentally harmful in most instances. However, organisations like 'Who gives a crap', who produce toilet paper out of 100% recycled toilet paper and use profits to build toilets in developing countries, offer environmentally safer alternatives to usual daily commodities. I now order 'don't give a crap', as the first step in my pledge to purchase more consciously. Through doing so, I have come to understand that there are always alternatives to purchasing from wasteful, fossil-fuel producing organisations that deserve mainstream attention. I have begun to seriously question the way I conduct myself throughout my daily life in terms of commodities I use and purchase. My goal is to phase out all products that I use which are environmentally harmful by the end of the month (March). I also feel that this 'Step' has stimulated conversations with those around me, encouraging others to do the same. Implementing meaningful change on the current climate crisis is challenging without a larger platform to do so, and the reality is that systematic change is required in order to reduce emissions. However, being more mindful in my purchases has been a step I have committed to that I feel could spark change. This is largely due to the conversation that arises from doing so, as I believe that this style of grass-roots change can be hugely beneficial.

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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.

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Pippa Campbell's picture

Resume Recognition of Caring

Women take up 68% of family caring roles in Australia, including care of children, parents, sick and disabled family members. This work is unpaid and unrecognised. Time taken out of the traditional workplace is considered a resume black hole, but these roles are jobs that have skills that can be transferred into the workplace. I want to create a workplace accreditation to recognise these skills both on a resume and in a job interview. This will allow women to be recognised more fully for their contribution and encourage their ability to compete in the workplace. It will also allow workplaces to be accredited and recognised for their commitment to gender equality.

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Quynh Nguyen's picture

reread the books

By giving our old books for others, I believe that we not only spread knowledge to whom need it, but we also save cost for printing and cutting down trees for paper. Cre of the photo: https://www.eastbaysmartsenior.com/how-to-get-rid-of-old-books/

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UTKARSH PATEL's picture

The ROAD TO CHANGE THE WORLD

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

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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:)

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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!

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yu chen | 02/23/2019 - 13:36

Yep, we should try our best to take our own drink bottle to everywhere.

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Wenyi Ding's picture

High five

I believe that an individual action can lead to collective change, creating a sustainable community. Sustainable communities are communities planned, built, or modified to promote sustainable living. This may include sustainable aspects relating to equality, water, transportation, energy, and waste and materials. On the other hand, communication, which is also a part of our sustainable living, ought to be improved by individual’s action. From my experience, in order to relieve my stress in school network, to better merging into local communities, I want to make a change to high five with passengers in campus. During this action, I’m surprised that strangers were easygoing and willing to high five with me, which gave me big encouragement. Therefore, I hope this action is able to pass on friendly to strangers and create a sustainable community in campus.

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Joanna Murawska | 08/08/2018 - 09:30

Bring my own container and take away what I can't finish.

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