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SDG 10: Reduce inequalities

Jiayi Cao's picture

Dont throw away old clothes

As the fast fashion industry develops rapidly, more poor quality garments are produced, which can only be worn one or two years. I will reduce my consumption on fashion. Try to ask myself, who makes my clothes? Do they work in an ethical working environment? What's the cost? Try to give the second life to our old garments. So, the first step, I will donate my old clothes to the local charity. Or, I will recycle them.

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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

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Samantha Mileto's picture

raise awareness via instagram

I will start an Instagram account linking climate change to social justice issues in Australia with simple steps to take action e.g. how to write to your MP, fossil fuel divestment and more.

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Isabella Vecchio's picture

NO FAST FASHION 2021

Australia is the second largest consumer of new textiles after the US and 85% of this ends up at the tip every year. Not only is the fashion industry incredibly wasteful, it is very frequently unethical. Workers are underpaid and commonly children. Working usually 7 days a week, the average day in most manufactory countries is 14-16 hours. On top of that, the working conditions are unsafe leading to over 1000 deaths in the last 10 years. While the perils of fast-fashion are known to most people, the industry still thrives. This upcoming year, i pledge to purchase from zero fast fashion stores. I will buy second-hand and if I must purchase new clothes they will be from transparent, ethical and sustainable brands. My aim with this step is to slow down my wardrobe and fight for the planet and garment workers.

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Nicholas Barker's picture

internationalist activism

Recognising and reflecting upon an individual's place within global power structures is important if we're going to actually get something done. In order to achieve something positive with one's systemic privilege, the first step is to educate yourself on international environmental issues and connect with those more familiar with them, moving later to gather resources and tools to mobilise in lock-step with communities disadvantaged by uneven development under global industrial capitalism.

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Dharmoon Bhawani's picture

Zero hunger, zero drought

Drought are recurrent in nature, and often rural communities are affected on a massive scale. This picture tells the story, when rainfall returns it bring smile to the lips of Tharparkar people, and such are the fruits of happiness, if zero hunger prevails and zero droughts are reported by sound public sector policies around the world. (PictureCredit Karonjhar photography , 2020)

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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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Francesca Imeneo's picture

REUSABLE SANITARY PRODUCTS

I've been experimenting with different reusable sanitary products over the past year and am aiming to be able to ditch tampons and pads in my future cycles. Tampons and pads definitely contribute to the social and environmental distress that comes with periods. These single use items that women have to waste multiple times a day can take up to 500 years to biodegrade. I also pledge to open up the conversation more with my friends and family to remove the stigmas associated with menstrual cups and undies. They are easy to use and reduce so much waste!

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