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SDG 3: Good health and wellbeing

Chi Ngo's picture

Be aware

Be aware of what you do. Be aware of your actions. Don't do it if it's not right. Be aware when cycling on the road. Be aware as you know you can't hear the car horn when using earphones. (SDG 3: Good health and wellbeing) Be aware when taking a piece of plastic back home. Be aware as you know plastics never break down and even if you dump them to the garbage bin. It will end up sitting somewhere not your home but somewhere on earth. (SDG 13: Climate action) Be aware. You know you can do better because you don't hide your eyes, do you? I know we can do better because we can be more aware.

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Jenny Krohn's picture

OnyaBike

I love so close to my local shops that I really want to stop driving to get groceries. It’s been hard with the stage 4 restrictions, but now that things are easing I can take more time. To my shops and back is only a 3km round trip, so I plan to start doing that and not give in to the temptation of the car. It will take time to rebuild my fitness to that point.

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Jenny Krohn's picture

OnyaBike

I love so close to my local shops that I really want to stop driving to get groceries. It’s been hard with the stage 4 restrictions, but now that things are easing I can take more time. To my shops and back is only a 3km round trip, so I plan to start doing that and not give in to the temptation of the car. It will take time to rebuild my fitness to that point.

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Yerusalem Azage's picture

FIGHTING ONE USE COFFEE CUPS

Coffee is a daily fixture in a majority of our lives. Especially living in Melbourne, cafes and brunch spots are an almost daily visit. The use of paper coffee cups means that there is more waste and it has detrimental effects on the environment due to the fact that it is usually unable to be recycled properly due to the plastic and liquid inside. By ensuring that the excessive reliance on paper coffee cups is dealt with, we are able to fight pollution and the excess production of CO2.

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janna ip's picture

one more step to wellbeing

This year, as we are all confined to our homes, I pledge to read one book summary each day for the next 21 days (making it a permanent habit of mine) to improve on general literacy, which also serves as a way to destress. I would also challenge myself to spread the message (of reading snippets of books each day to destress) to at least one of my friends and family.

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Aung Ko Oo's picture

proper disposal of 1-use mask

Due to COVID, 1-use masks littering have polluted our oceans and communities. Therefore my initiative is to educate people on proper disposal of masks.

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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 single use tampons and pads in my future cycles. I'm also going 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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Phoebe Williams's picture

Reduce sharehouse comsumption

With the current pandemic meaning more time spent at home, I have become increasingly aware of the overconsumptive behaviours that myself and my friends engage in. In our share house of four there is an excess of food wastes, rubbish and goods. This has caused me to reflect on our actions and encourage myself and friends to do better together. This has included introducing a compost/food waste bin which will be used for our food scraps. I have also encouraged group meals 1-2 times a week so that we can get through our food together and ensure that there is less waste. In addition, we have begun collaborating when doing our shoppping to ensure that we are buying in bulk what we all use - this directly reduces plastic/wrapping waste. Furthermore, I have been actively trying to educate myself, and others on the impacts that our consumption is having and how small changes can be very beneficial. I aim to introduce more sustainable food wraps and containers. As well as ensuring we are educated on the recycling practices and procedures.

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Jade Guitera's picture

Shopping local

Recently, I have made the shift to vegetarianism to help reduce the carbon footprint of my food. However, it is often the food miles of what we put in our plate that contribute the most to carbon emissions. Melbourne is full of fresh fruit and vegetable markets as well as local bakeries. Finding and shopping at a local markets - especially if they are accessible by foot, bicycle or other non-polluting means of transport - will not only help to reduce food miles but also encourage me to eat more healthily, buy fruit and veg that are in season, and reduce packaging involved with industrial food processing. Though less convenient than driving to my usual supermarket for a grocery run, shopping locally can make a big environmental difference if we all adopt it as a habit and, who knows, could also bind us closer as neighbourhoods and communities!

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Brandon Maki's picture

ENCOURAGING SPORTS AT UNI

I WILL BE LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD AND CYCLING TO UNIVERSITY INSTEAD OF DRIVING. BY DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY FOR HEALTHY COMMUTING WE CAN CUT OUR CARBON EMISSIONS AND DEVELOP OUR ON-CAMPUS COMMUNITY TO IMPROVE OUR CONNECTEDNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING.

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