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SDG 3: Good health and wellbeing

Jasmine Darrah's picture

FARM FRESH TO MORE TABLES

Over this past month I have committed to taking 2 days a week to go farmer’s market shopping for my grandparents and their elderly friends. They were previously customers of Coles Online as they are in poor health. My thought behind this initiative was that by taking the time to buy fresh and local for people who couldn’t would therefore increase the amount of local produce bought and subsequently decreasing the consequences which come from the convenience of store bought produce. Buying locally reduces transportation emissions and ingredients are more fresh so when bought directly there is less waste.

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Lachlan McGrath's picture

backyard farmer

I pledge to create and nurture my own veggie patch in my backyard. My aim is to produce nutritious vegetables and vegetable products for my family. I’ll extend this to the local community through vegetable swapping, and by making a share of the produce available to those vulnerable to undernutrition through food drives and contributing to a community kitchen. I will also aim to encourage other Monash students to live more sustainably by raising awareness not only on the value of being more sustainable but also on exactly what kind of actions a person can make to achieve this on both a personal and communal scale. Along with making this personal change and helping others to start their own sustainability journey I also intend to make it more accessible for students to continue growing their influence on sustainability with Monash University.

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Chloe Merbis's picture

Beyond recycling

Recycling is fantastically popular but further than this, you can also take your soft plastics to the supermarket to recyle. I am also collecting food waste in a compost bucket to take to the community gardens composting bin. (photo: 3 weeks worth of soft plastic - reducing my consumption of foods in packaging and trying to source local and from bulk food stores)

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Chloe Merbis's picture

conscious food choice

I am going to continue with my plant based diet - for environmental and ethical reasons. As the animal agricultural industry is a main contributer to green house gas emissions alongside the dairy industry which requires a lot more water and grain growing than other milk alternatives. Aswell as this I am sourcing my food from local producers (organic) or my own vege garden. This cuts the transportation emissions aswell as the terrible chemicals used on monoculture non-organic crops which leads to desertification of soil.

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Angelica Di Camillo's picture

FOCUSSING ON CLEAN ENERGY

Using more efficient means of energy to reduce carbon emission and other harmful greenhouse gases. I aim to move away from using fossil fuels such as petrol in cars or gas for electricity. I will ride my bike to uni and work to avoid using my car, as well as, eat more healthy plant based raw foods that require minimal cooking, electricity and resources to grow. Additionally, be more conscious of energy use including turning off unnecessary lights and power points, waking up with the sun to be more productive during natural light hours and being more organised and efficient with use. I want to half the amount of petrol I use weekly, and half the home electricity bill. We must all be aware of our ecological footprint and the way we live our lives as it significantly impacts the environment around us. It's making small changes like this that are not only beneficial for the environment, but also for our own bodies and mental health.

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Vachan Anand's picture

WE BEFORE ME, Mental health

I would motivate myself and people around ME to engage in social activities which not only improves the surroundings and the environment but also improves the metal health of people.

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Farhiyo Bear's picture

Fight Food Waste

I am going to pledge to fight food waste in 3 ways, which will help to reduce food sent to landfill and thus reduce the production harmful greenhouse emissions in the long term. 1) Continue to recycle my food scraps and use the compost I produce for my veggie garden; 2) Support food rescues by volunteering at my local Foodbank; 3) Reduce my plate waste by making sure I finish all the food on my plate or at least ensure food can be stored and saved for later. Overall, I hope to minimise my food print!

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Tanzia Haq's picture

Better Education

I'm hoping to start an awareness campaign for better mental healthcare facilities in schools in my home country of Bangladesh before the end of this year. I will do this by approaching schools with a detailed plan of action and running workshops that explain how much it helps students to have mental healthcare available to them and how this leads to better education. I also plan on getting five friends involved in my campaign to spread awareness on better mental healthcare in Bangladesh.

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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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