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SDG 4: Quality education

Joanna Joseph's picture

LITERACY for all

Babies, children, teenagers and adults need to be educated even if its at a basic level. If we start to teach children at a young age about the environment, the inequality that still exists, and the things that affect the earth in a negative manner we can see the positive impact that starts from there. It is important to understand how much of an effect literacy has. Not just about reading or writing but learning and critically analyzing about what's going on. Gaining knowledge is one of the most powerful tools one can have. It is only if one is literate can they also understand even more adverse effects that may occur. Therefore I believe this one small step for literacy gives everyone the power of knowledge and truth that can then help them understand problems and help us race towards better sustainable solutions. Starting small always ends up big, but starting small with literacy ends up with a huge positive factor for everybody.

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Han Nguyen's picture

EAT AND DRINK sustainably

As a Monash Chemical Engineering Student, I always try to study, work and live in the most sustainable way. I have witnessed garbage bins full of disposable plastic containers and cups after lunch time, and I really want to change this scene. Imagine that tons of garbage would be dumped into the soil or the ocean, which will destroy the whole ecosystem. We are Monash University students, one of the universities with many activities to promote green lifestyle. Therefore, we need to be the pioneer in using reusable containers or cups, water bottles. It's not hard to do. Bring your own containers to the food court, grab lunch and enjoy with friends. It's not hard to do but you probably would save a fish from swallowing plastics.

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Shriya Chawla | 06/09/2022 - 23:50

I completely agree! It is very important that we keep a track of our consumption especially single-use items which are dangerous for sea animals.

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Han Nguyen's picture

EAT AND DRINK sustainably

As a Monash Chemical Engineering Student, I always try to study, work and live in the most sustainable way. I have witnessed garbage bins full of disposable plastic containers and cups after lunch time, and I really want to change this scene. Imagine that tons of garbage would be dumped into the soil or the ocean, which will destroy the whole ecosystem. We are Monash University students, one of the universities with many activities to promote green lifestyle. Therefore, we need to be the pioneer in using reusable containers or cups, water bottles. It's not hard to do. Bring your own containers to the food court, grab lunch and enjoy with friends. It's not hard to do but you probably would save a fish from swallowing plastics.

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Matilda Webster's picture

Car Pooling

My pledge is to take control of my own car usage and the detriment that this has on our environment. Driving to and from university (not to mention the parking stress) is embedded into university life at Monash. With most students, I have spoken to choosing to drive to university. The toll that this has on our environment is immense, as most only drive themselves. Therefore, I pledge to car pool to uni or take other means of transport to reduce my environmental impact. This idea could be implemented across the university with monetary and practical incentives. Expanding the already existing carpooling scheme. Firstly, by allowing reduced parking rates or gift cards to students who utilise the scheme. And secondly, providing special parking zones to registered car pool users (reducing the Monash parking anxiety). Furthermore, this would also address inequalities within the university, allowing those without access to personal vehicles a more streamlined means of getting to class.

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Venura Weerasinghe's picture

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM

Oil is cheaper than coke. Even now at the current elevated prices. This fact surprised me when I first read it and I’m sure it’s not one many people know. Because even though many might know that the climate crisis is an issue they might not know why; including me! I didn’t know why switching to sustainable energy is not realistic right now. Why doing that is not only the solution we need? Because what’s the plan for cement? Most of our emissions come from making things including the cement, steel and plastic we use everyday. And why even after we’ve made sustainable ways of moving things, making things and powering things. We still haven’t solved it. Because we need to revert back the damage we’ve done. As an engineer, I found the best way of solving problem is to first understand it. And so my pledge is education. Educating myself on solutions and their difficulties like I did with energy and how I can implement them but also educating others. Because we need more than just engineers, politicians and investors to make a difference.

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Sarah Grace Chedra's picture

Let me hear you

I want to support creating an inclusive environment for individuals who experience learning limitations, through actively encouraging inclusive procedures in class. For lectures and seminars that use online devices to record content, an often-overlooked option is to add closed captions. In a learning environment, those who struggle with learning limitations surrounding comprehending audio content, incredibly value having closed captions on. This is because closed captions provide another method to process the audio information. Like so many individuals living with learning limitations, I too would benefit from closed captions becoming a regular procedure in class online content. For my one step, I am committed to working with diversity and inclusion committees at Monash University to begin making this a normal procedure.

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Emma Hart's picture

Volunteer Tutoring

I am an experienced Maths, Accounting and Economics tutor who firmly believes in ending poverty through education. I pledge to volunteer at my local highschool's library as an after school tutor to aid student's education for families that can not afford private tuition.

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Brittany Spencer's picture

switching super

Change my superannuation fund to Australian Ethical, and inspire others to do the same (or at least become aware and intentional of the impact their super is contributing to)

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Jessica Sheppard's picture

Cheap, healthy recipes

Many young people, especially students do not have a lot of money for food and may resort to cheap, easy, nutrient poor food. I want to create a platform where people can share recipes to promote healthy eating, especially for university students. The aim is to share recipe's that are nutritional, easy to make, tasty and low cost. Many students do not have a lot of spare time to cook, may not know how to cook or do not have high food budgets. I believe students nutrition plays a role in their success and many students struggle to eat healthy while balancing university, work, and other commitments. The meat industry also has a large impact on the environment and meat products are expensive, so I plan to focus primarily on vegetarian meals. I will also focus on maintaining a diversity of recipes from different cultures. This is to be inclusive of all people's taste's but to also encourage people to explore foods from different cultures and embrace diversity. The plan is to create a website and/or social media page where recipes are uploaded along with things like approximate cost AUD, nutritional information, and instructions that are easy to follow. I also plan to include information on the basics of cooking such as food safety and preparation to help other students learn how to cook safely.

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Julian Kiono's picture

Julian

- Stop using plastic bags and use reusable bags instead. - Use keep cup to reduce plastic and paper cups - Reuse, reduce and recycle more - Use an alternative source of energy, cleaner version such as solar and focus your future on that.

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