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SDG 10: Reduce inequalities

Dristi Gautam's picture


Finishing high-school and preparing to leave home and hearth for university meant that I had a lot of cleaning, clearing and sorting to do. I dreaded it. Two reasons why: one, I knew that the time-consuming nature of the task before me would suck the joy out of summer; and two, I didn't want to get sentimental sifting through piles and piles of stuff associated with my childhood, middle school love interests, and high school work overload. I eventually got around to it, and when I did, I had an epiphany. I realised how ignorant my habit of hoarding was. I compiled bin bags after bin bags of clothing in pristine condition. Boxes filled up with miscellaneous items ranging from stationeries to bags and ornaments. At first, I was overwhelmed by all this stuff that I had managed to pull out from the deepest depths of my room, but I soon realised that the best thing I could do for myself, my community, and the environment was to give my stuff a new home. That's when I turned to local donation drives and an upcycling organisation. I feel accomplished knowing that a little initiative to clear my space has promoted sustainability in my community. Recycling stuff is important as we so often take for granted the number of resources, especially depletable ones, that were used to make the stuff that we chuck out or hoard. I aim to persist with my journey of becoming a more socially responsible consumer by a) continuing to give away hoarded items to the needy and environmentally progressive organisations, and b) resisting the urge to purchase items that I just don't need. I also intend to look out for more fair-trade products and animal cruelty free products when shopping.


Quynh Nguyen's picture


UniX will tackle: - Challenges that happen in cultural adaptation of international students in Monash University. - Cross-cultural networks among international students, migrant students and local students in Monash University. But further than that, UniX hope to increase equalities among races in Australia


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:


Neha Hansra's picture

Green the office

Actively seeking to make the work office environmentally friendly and promoting activities supporting eco-friendliness.


Harrison Moe's picture

treat everyone with kindness

We all live in this world together & there should not be any discrimination to people from any background such as different race, religion, working class, social class & gender. All over the world, countless discrimination & unfair treatment of said classes are happening hiding under our just society. Though, various human rights organisations such as 'Human Rights Watch" & more countries have been campaigning to impose human rights, we also have the power to change our own society & how we treat our fellow human beings around us. Whether it be a smile, a nod, a concern, an understanding, an acknowledgement, a hug, no matter how small a gesture, if it's compassionate, it definitely will go a thousand miles to make positive & kinder change to all the people around us. So, with genuine intentions, start asking how are their days doing to a random cleaner. Give a hand to a overburdened waitress waiting your table. Show empathy & compassion to unique individuals with autism, blindness or deaf. Respect a fellow college student from a different country & culture. If you have a domestic helper, treat him or her like how you would treat your friend. The kinder we are as a whole, the kinder the society will become :)


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.




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:)


Silvi Febe Lie's picture

Influence other

Asking close friends and family members to change their daily habit Join MAS (Monash Association of Sustainability) and be a clubs liaison


Tully Gordon's picture

From the bottom up

Encourage my employers, largest not-for profit across Vic/Tas to begin using Who Gives a Crap loo paper, recycled & 50% of profits go towards building toilets and provide sanitation to those in developing countries.



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