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SDG 1: End poverty

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


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.


Isabella Vecchio's picture


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.


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)


Anmol Sarraf's picture


It happens many time that there are a few items lying around us which doesn't have any resell value and anyhow we try to get rid of it irrespective of the given condition of the product. When we get no buyers for such items, the last resort is to just dump those items. Thus in that manner, that item which happens to be in a good condition which could have been used by any other person gets dumped. Keeping this problem in mind, I'm currently developing a website which check for all the product listed as free on different websites which deal in selling used items and present those products on my website. So once the user is on my website, then they can simply browse through free products listed on my website and if they feel that a given product could be of their good use, they can simply select that product which will lead them to the given website accordingly. In this manner, the product listed by the buyer won't go wasted and it would be put to good use. Since my idea deals with utilizing the waste items, I believe Number One Sustainable Development Goal (No Poverty) since it would be helping the people in need.


Hari Prasad Anthiyur Selvaraj's picture

Avoid single use plastics

I have been avoiding single use plastics such as carry bags, styrofoam and plastics cups, straws as much as i can. I am going to carry my purchased items without plastic bag whenever possible. I am gonna use 100% recycled materials as much as i can. I have worked in an Internship on an Global sustainability project and I hope to continue my work on sustainability and waste management for the foreseeable future. In the long run, reducing and recycling plastics will lead to better sanitation and will help reduce poverty and save our planet.


Zhehao Yang's picture


Make Clayton's campus 3d model. Put it into VR program. Anyone over the world with VR devices can watch Clayton campus easily, with tags on all buildings.


Cheng lin Chao's picture

Help the poor when shop

It is nice to see there are products in shops that is created by social entrepreneur, aiming to deliver their profits to the poor. In McDonald’s, they help the poor by donating part of their profits to the poor. It is a delightful thing to know that when I purchase my own necessity or fulfilling some of my desire, I am helping other as well




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.


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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