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SDG 10: Reduce inequalities

Kelly Machin's picture

Engage in other knowledges

Indigenous knowledges continue to be marginalised in the broader Australian community. In a time of grave ecological crisis with threatening mega wildfires and other environmental disasters, we should be engaging in knowledges that have been an integral part of the Australian landscape for at least 65,000 years. I pledge to increase my engagement with local Indigenous knowledges by attending local Indigenous led workshops and getting to know Indigenous plant and animal species that are native to my local area.

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Elysee Lee's picture

Sustainable clothing

Shop second hand as much as possible. When buying new, buy from sustainable and ethical (not greenwashed!) brands.

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Kathleen Turnbull's picture

No new clothes 2021

Fast fashion contributes 8% of the world's carbon emissions, uses 10-20% of the world's pesticides, perpetuates gender inequality and labour rights abuses, and largely ends up in landfill. I am currently learning to sew, so that in 2021, I can go all year without making a new clothing purchase.

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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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