Ideas for Actions

Pledge to take an action over the next 30 days in support of SDG 12: ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’. Below are a list of actions you can take to reduce waste, minimise pollution and consume sustainably and ethically. Find out why this goal is important here

 

ACTION 1

For the next 30 days I will limit my showers to three (3) minutes maximum.

ACTION 2

For the next 30 days I will use a reusable cup for coffee/tea instead of the disposable cups provided to by cafes and restaurants.

ACTION 3

For the next 30 days I will buy my food and vegetables from local grocers rather than supermarkets.

ACTION 4

For the next 30 days I will walk or bike to school or work.

ACTION 5

For the next 30 days I will turn the tap off while brushing my teeth to save water.

ACTION 6

For the next 30 days I will encourage my family and friends to switch off lights after leaving a room.

ACTION 7

For the next 30 days I will aim to reduce or eliminate my consumption of all animal products.

ACTION 8

For the next 30 days I am going to use reusable water bottles and not purchase bottled water.

ACTION 9

For the next 30 days I am going to use eco-friendly cosmetics that respect the environment, are not tested on animals and do no harm to my health.

ACTION 10

For the next 30 days I will critically assess and reduce the amount of plastics, particularly single-use only plastics that I use.

ACTION 11

For the next 30 days my family and I will recycle all e-waste, including old batteries, old computers and broken electrical items.

ACTION 12

For the next 30 days I am going to use public transport instead of driving to school or work.

ACTION 13

For the next 30 days, I will take reusable bags into local markets to limit my use of plastic bags.

ACTION 14

For the next 30 days I will only purchase second hand or already used items, such as clothes, electrical appliances etc.

ACTION 15

For the next 30 days I will try to replace all the lightbulbs in my house with Energy Efficient Lightbulbs (LED).

ACTION 16

For the next 30 days I am going from being pescaterian to vegetarian.

ACTION 17

For the next 30 days I will focus on growing my own fresh produce in my garden.

ACTION 18

For the next 30 days I am going to commit to volunteering at least one day a week to for an environmental cause/organisation.

ACTION 19

For the next 30 days I will commit to use menstrual cups instead of disposable sanitary napkins.

ACTION 20

For the next 30 days I am going to eat vegan at least once a week to reduce my footprint on the environment.

ACTION 21

For the next 30 days, I will wear appropriate clothing indoors and limit my use of air conditioner and heating.

ACTION 22

For the next 30 days I will become a more sustainable and ethical consumer by buying ethical and locally produced products.

ACTION 23

For the next 30 days I will reduce my household landfill waste by recycling, composting and buying products with less packaging

ACTION 24

For the next 30 days I aspire to encourage and educate myself as well as other people throughout the community to perform sustainable practices.