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.
I want to continue informing myself of more sustainable steps I can take in my personal life but also in the wider scope of community and global. This week I went to support the Schoolstrike4climate and on the weekend I went to an event which spoke about ethical business planning. I want to continue each week expanding my knowledge on our current climate crises and become involved in a regular movement e.g friends of the earth
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!
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.
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.