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SDG 3: Good health and wellbeing

Lise Tarp Hansen's picture

choose the bike

Bike to uni for every class this semester


Zhehao Yang's picture

sell something for charity

Making something by hands Select a Bazaar Contect someone who open shop on that Bazzar Donate money for gobal environment protect


Sarah Morley's picture

concious consumerism

For the past four years, I have implemented many small changes in my life which were motivated out of environmental concern; becoming vegetarian, using keep cups, utilising public transport over cars, reusable bags, and minimal plastic use to name a few examples. However, as the world slowly but surely wakes up to the urgent need to change our ways, I have noticed the emergence of organisations which sell products in a far more responsible way than was previously available or accessible. The reality is that commodity production is environmentally harmful in most instances. However, organisations like 'Who gives a crap', who produce toilet paper out of 100% recycled toilet paper and use profits to build toilets in developing countries, offer environmentally safer alternatives to usual daily commodities. I now order 'don't give a crap', as the first step in my pledge to purchase more consciously. Through doing so, I have come to understand that there are always alternatives to purchasing from wasteful, fossil-fuel producing organisations that deserve mainstream attention. I have begun to seriously question the way I conduct myself throughout my daily life in terms of commodities I use and purchase. My goal is to phase out all products that I use which are environmentally harmful by the end of the month (March). I also feel that this 'Step' has stimulated conversations with those around me, encouraging others to do the same. Implementing meaningful change on the current climate crisis is challenging without a larger platform to do so, and the reality is that systematic change is required in order to reduce emissions. However, being more mindful in my purchases has been a step I have committed to that I feel could spark change. This is largely due to the conversation that arises from doing so, as I believe that this style of grass-roots change can be hugely beneficial.


Lingting Tang's picture

Work out in the early morning



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.


Brooke Davies's picture

Vegetarian Warrior

I'll be committing to a vegetarian plant-based lifestyle. I've been eager to embark on this lifestyle choice for its two-fold efforts. The environmental impact of eating meat is too significant to ignore, with meat production being a significant contributor to greenhouse emissions. Being vegetarian will also preserve habitats and decrease deforestation. The additional benefits of having a healthy lifestyle are an added bonus. I am really excited to start this journey to help the environment and fight for social justice.


Cameron Lyon's picture

Monash University Sustainable Development Volunteering Program

Without help, the people, communities and natural environments that are significantly impacted by global challenges struggle to overcome these challenges and experience a sustainable and prosperous future. This One Step has the potential to work towards achieving each one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It consists of creating a sponsored sustainability focused leadership program for emerging leaders at Monash University. Students will be sponsored to lead a project addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Projects could include establishing a system where children and their families in Nepal have access to vaccinations, building appropriate education facilities in Bangladesh, travelling to Kenya to install clean water and sanitation facilities or stopping all single-use plastic consumption in Monash University. In addition, each project would aim to empower locals in each destination by equipping them with the knowledge and resources enabling them to continue sustainable practices in the future. It is the aim that each program will contribute to global sustainability while developing the sustainable leadership of Monash University students.


Betty Luo's picture


I started to like plant-based food more when I realised that they can be more beneficial not only to my health by lowering body weight and reducing heart diseases risks but also to the environment. It has been reported that meat production, compared with meatless food production, can lead to more greenhouse gas emissions and also increasing the use of water and land. Since then, I became flexitarian (a word describing semi-vegetarian), by which I mean I chose to reduce my meat consumption on purpose. Now, a step further can be taken by preparing my own flexitarian food! This can help reduce food waste and also the use of disposable utensils, which is a big issue when ordering takeaways. I've started this Monday to prepare meatless food myself for one meal every day and hope to increase the frequencies for the following weeks!


Shahriar Islam's picture

Ride to sustainability

I will use my bicycle for my daily commute to university and work. The goal is to reduce the use of fossil fuels and the emission of greenhouse gases, as well as improve my personal fitness.


Hannah Skipworth's picture

Connecting land and people

I have been an advocate for gardening and environmental care for many years. Growing food in my own garden is integral to my mental health. It has also brought me into contact with wonderful role models. Research demonstrates a strong correlation between the practice of gardening, and feelings of wellbeing and social inclusion. I would love to take the ‘next step’ by sharing my passion for the environment and gardening with groups at-risk of developing mental health issues, including research students and women in the workplace. This step will involve designing and delivering workshops in my garden, which share knowledge on growing seasonal foods. At the core of my passion for gardening and building community is a commitment to sustainability and resilience in a troubled world. I would like to be a leader in this space, and I see this as a step in the right direction.



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