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SDG 2: Zero hunger

Christie Sutherland's picture

re-thinking food waste

I pledge to firstly reduce the amount of food waste I produce and secondly to use a compost for any food scraps. Food waste in landfill contributes harmful greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Composting is a great way to repurpose food scraps by turning them into a soil conditioner and also reduce greenhouse gases.

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mrutula suresh's picture

Mru

Most of us dont realise how much food we are wasting everyday. So I make a conscious effort to buy only the food items I need and will use. I have also researched on how to store the perishable food items so that they stay fresh and last longer

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Hannah DeBuhr's picture

Going vegan and encouraging o

I have decided to reduce my carbon footprint by going vegan. With enough people changing their deit to vegan, this will drastically reduce land usage, chemical run off, carbon and methane production, while increasing people's health and well-being. Veganism is a more sustainable use of resources and is the future if we want to achieve Sustainability. I have pledged to eat vegan as I cannot be a sustainable designer or human if I support the world's largest environmental issue. I hope by the end of the semester I can be fully vegan as at the moment my diet is roughly 90% vegan - I also hope to encourage at least 2 friends or family members to also go vegan.

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Hengjing Liu | 04/15/2020 - 20:14

I will try to keep for good habits

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UTKARSH PATEL's picture

The ROAD TO CHANGE THE WORLD

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

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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:)

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James Ondari's picture

Vego Lifestyle Promotion

I pledge to become a vegetarian (for environmental, ethical and economic reasons), promote to other Monash students how to live a healthy vego lifestyle. I aim to achieve this through collaborating with The Student Body Project, through volunteering on their "free food stall", organising vego food try-outs, promotion of their events & brand and writing articles about vegetarianism on their website. Additionally, I pleadge to shop at local grocers and sources more environmentally sustainable produce.

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Meghan O'Brien's picture

Vegan

For the next three months, I pledge to exclusively eat plant-based foods to reduce my carbon footprint. Animal agriculture is the second leading cause of habitat loss and a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This is having large-scale and unpredictable consequences for the environment and many non-human animals! In Australia, hooved animals are drastically reducing the quality of our soils, which under predicted climate scenarios will drastically decrease crop yield and productivity! Now is the time to act, and voting with our forks is a powerful act indeed!

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Meghan O'Brien's picture

BUY LOCAL

Fot the next three months, I pledge to buy all my vegetables locally! Localisation is a fantastic tool for fighting environmental problems, as it reduces the energy required to transport food, reduces plastic packaging and can divert food from landfill due to strict corporate (wesfarmers) cosmetic standards!

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RITA AMES | 03/18/2019 - 21:12

WE CAN USE IT FOR FOOD AND GROCERIES, HOWEVER, THERE IS LIMITATIONS FOR GETTING THOSE ON THE MARKET

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SweeZee Bock's picture

one week vegetarian

Being a vegetarian not only improves one's health, but also have a powerful impact on the environment. Animal agriculture is one of the major contribution towards climate change today. As a matter of fact, we can reduce greenhouse emissions as well as preserve water and land by just changing our diet. And the benefit goes on to saving lives! According to research from Cornell University, if the grain fed to livestock is directly consumed by people, 800 million people can be free from hunger. Therefore, I pledge to reduce my meat consumption, starting my first step by being a vegetarian for a week from 13/8/18

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Josh Kahn's picture

zero waste food consumption

When I shop for food within supermarkets, I always notice all the unnecessary plastic packaging used for vegetables and fruits. When preparing food to cook, I often find myself throwing out parts of the produce I'm not using (e.g. lemon peels or stems of broccoli). I also often buy takeaway food for convenience, which is usually packed with plastic, with the consumption of it causing me to waste food kept in my refrigerator. My one-step is to commit to no waste when making food and consuming it. This means that I will be endeavouring to use as much of each ingredient I can, with the leftovers going in a compost bin. Furthermore, I am committing to purchasing produce from local grocers, and purchasing produce without traces of plastic in the packaging of it. Finally, I plan on limiting my consumption of restaurant-purchased food to once per week in an effort to cut the amount of plastic in my life, support local industry (by shopping for the bulk of my food at local grocers) and minimise my own food wastage.

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