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SDG 10: Reduce inequalities

Riley Hodgson's picture

Reducing food Waste

I am actively making an effort to reduce the amount of food waste I produce in the kitchen. There is enough food in the world to feed the entire world’s population. Despite this, many are left without a meal at night. Food waste in Australia costs around $20 billion every year and contributes to more than five per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. This is an avoidable issue. I am an active cook and love to experiment with new foods and am guilty of producing my own food wastage. For my one step I will find innovative ways I can re-purpose my food scraps so I can reduce my food waste.

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Breana Merrin's picture

reusable sanitary items

Menstruation is a normal aspect of most women's monthly routine. However most women buy sanitary pads or tampons constantly as it is the norm in western societies is to use single use items. This creates a huge amount of waste, roughly 200 000 tonnes each year as well as putting strain on women who are homeless or in poverty who cannot afford these items every month. I have recently discovered businesses that offer more sustainable options such as reusable sanitary pads and menstruation cups that can last for years as well as being biodegradable. I have taken the step to invest in some of these products in order to reduce the amount of waste that I produce as a result of my bodily functions.

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Elizabeth Bacchetti's picture

CULTURAL FEAST

To encourage cross-cultural exchange, I will organise weekly 'food sharing' / cooking lessons with other students to celebrate our diverse cultural heritage and backgrounds

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Minalee Busi's picture

GOING MINIMAL

I pledge to adopt minimalism across all areas of my life. It is a step - a mindset - that I will be adopting which would help me take decisions consciously and deliberately to check my consumption behaviour and reduce my carbon footprint.

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NEEL MANOJ WADHWANI's picture

INDIA EFFICIENT LIGHTING

Currently in India, communities are still using kerosene lamps. Bring LED lights to communities is more sustainable for the future, allows people to study at night, and travel safely during night time.

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Iona Mapa's picture

For All

As a former Special Education teacher, I observed how I was participating in systems of exclusion in schools and, ultimately, in society. That's why I started studying MEd of Inclusive and Special Education, to learn how to contribute to INCLUSION. It was in this course that I became more aware of different forms of exclusion, and have begun thinking of ways that I can help develop a more inclusive future. Through being more inclusive, we can lift out of poverty those excluded from economic growth and employment, we can improve the emotional health and well-being of those excluded from access to their human rights, we can reduce inequalities between people excluded from opportunities, and ultimately create more developed, safe, and peaceful communities.

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Muhamad Rifki's picture

Locavism

Influence people to travel around their area, give benefit to local economy, protect the environment, and to appreciate the tourist destination around their area.

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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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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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Market foods

I will influence the people in my house as well as myself to purchase food (fruits/vegetables) from local markets instead of supermarkets. This will allow me to increase the success of local market businesses as well as provide our household with fresh food.

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