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SDG 3: Good health and wellbeing

Yu Shi's picture

Turn off the light

I will try to reduce electricity usage at my apartment by turning off the light and sleep before 10:30 pm for a week. Moreover, I will participate in more outdoor activities such as exercise in a park instead of the gym to save the electricity used for fitness equipment / air-conditioner / lighting.

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nidhi gupta's picture

Plant a Future

I have decided to plant a tree on every occasion in my life. I commit to secure the future of our coming generation by planting and gifting a tree on my birthday, parents birthday, siblings anniversary to my dogs birthday. I chose to plant Areca palm or gift money plant as these oxygen increasing plants benefit the lifestyle by improving the air quality in and around the house.I chose to spread the awareness of securing the future with this small deed on your special day.

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Adam Zhang's picture

Never smoke

I will never take up smoking for health benefits to myself as well as others. Tobacco can cause chronic disease and cancer. I will tell surrounding smokers to quit, at least do not smoke in public places as passive smoking is harmful too. No evidence shows electronic cigarette is safer so do not take it as substitute either. This is a step that everyone can take and contributes to sustainable development in human health.

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Luke Richards's picture

Keepin' it Seasonal

If it is the middle of a 40 degree summer, where is our English Spinach coming from? How many kilometres of freighting and kilowatts of refridgeration have been used to bring this out of season leaf onto the market shelf? I strongly believe that our dietary choices/preferences can have some of the largest impacts on climate change and sustainable development as a whole. My step for 2019 will be to restrict my diet by consuming "in season" produce only. I will do this by continuously researching the fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts that are in season (via websites such as environmentvictoria.org.au) and only purchasing these from local farmers at the markets around town. I plan on creating blog posts explaining the connection between out of season eating, the produce mileage associated with it as well as the detrimental environmental impacts it causes (blog currently under construction, check out the FriedEggsClub soon!)

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Megan Grigarius's picture

Farmers markets

Farmers markets have so many positives that will help me in becoming a step closer to sustainable living. A personal goal of mine is to reach 0 single-use plastic consumption, as well as the reduction of plastic in the bathroom and kitchen. In many of out supermarkets so many products are packaged in plastic, whereas a farmers markets little to no plastic is used. Produce is fresh being a plus for our health, but as it travels from the local farms CO2 emissions are not as significant compared to what a regular supermarket are likely to produce. Additionally, you are supporting local farmers and their livelihoods, where they have much more flexibility in setting their own prices. Lastly, it brings together the community, where people are able to socialise, give each other sustainable tips and talk about what they have been working on - where healthy communities are vital in propelling a sustainable future! So in understanding the effects of all these positives I am eager to take this step and make time to go to my local farmers markets.

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Iona Mapa's picture

conscious student

I was inspired by the opportunities that Monash students have to take "One Step" towards a more sustainable lifestyle. I've been taking advantage of these, and trying to come up with my own steps that are relevant to student life. I will try my best to document these and post them here! Starting with... Walking and taking the bus from the Bus Loop!

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Isabella Aitkenhead's picture

Eating green

Be vegetarian for another year.

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Renee Mizza's picture

Use ALL your food!

Food waste breaks down and produces greenhouse gases (CO2 and methane which is 25 times more potent than CO2!!!). We're all bought up knowing greenhouse gases are bad for our earth so why do we throw so much food waste into our bins to be put into landfill to produce these gases? In Australia, 8.2 million tonnes of food waste is generated each year, most of which ends up in landfill. I want to help to stop that. I endeavour to start composing food personally and try to get my university hall on board to implement a hall wide composting system. The compost produced can be used for vegetable gardens to grow our own food or simply put back into the earth. By 2020 I want to have my own system set in place where all of my food waste, whether it arises in the comfort of my own home, in my work place or on the go, it WILL be composted and not thrown into landfill. I want to have reduced my food waste by this year so that the food waste I am composting will be extremely minimal.

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Tara Coates's picture

Responsible Consumption

By only cooking meals that are vegetarian/pescatarian (and cooking at home more often than eating out), my overall meat intake will drastically reduce. Though it is theorised that going fully vegetarian can cut one's carbon footprint in half (which is an amazing incentive to do so), it is unlikely that everyone will be able or willing to make this drastic change, due to habitual eating patterns and different biological needs. However, the 'flexitarian' option provides a perfect and realistic solution, since it allows for the consumer to enjoy the occasional 'meat' meal whilst remaining vegetarian for the majority of the time. Thus, by even just reducing one's meat intake (and not cutting it out completely) we can massively improve our current environmental situation, in a way that is realistic and very achievable. Therefore, by pledging to ensure all the meals I cook at home are pescatarian/vegetarian (while still allowing myself to pick a meat meal if I so wish when eating out), I am exercising a perfect example of the flexitarian diet and how easy it can be for everyone to jump on board - now, even those who think they can't live without meat can get involved and make a huge difference!

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Neha Hansra's picture

Green the office

Actively seeking to make the work office environmentally friendly and promoting activities supporting eco-friendliness.

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