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.
For the next 30 days I will limit my showers to three (3) minutes maximum.
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.
For the next 30 days I will buy my food and vegetables from local grocers rather than supermarkets.
For the next 30 days I will walk or bike to school or work.
For the next 30 days I will turn the tap off while brushing my teeth to save water.
For the next 30 days I will encourage my family and friends to switch off lights after leaving a room.
For the next 30 days I will aim to reduce or eliminate my consumption of all animal products.
For the next 30 days I am going to use reusable water bottles and not purchase bottled water.
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.
For the next 30 days I will critically assess and reduce the amount of plastics, particularly single-use only plastics that I use.
For the next 30 days my family and I will recycle all e-waste, including old batteries, old computers and broken electrical items.
For the next 30 days I am going to use public transport instead of driving to school or work.
For the next 30 days, I will take reusable bags into local markets to limit my use of plastic bags.
For the next 30 days I will only purchase second hand or already used items, such as clothes, electrical appliances etc.
For the next 30 days I will try to replace all the lightbulbs in my house with Energy Efficient Lightbulbs (LED).
For the next 30 days I am going from being pescaterian to vegetarian.
For the next 30 days I will focus on growing my own fresh produce in my garden.
For the next 30 days I am going to commit to volunteering at least one day a week to for an environmental cause/organisation.
For the next 30 days I will commit to use menstrual cups instead of disposable sanitary napkins.
For the next 30 days I am going to eat vegan at least once a week to reduce my footprint on the environment.
For the next 30 days, I will wear appropriate clothing indoors and limit my use of air conditioner and heating.
For the next 30 days I will become a more sustainable and ethical consumer by buying ethical and locally produced products.
For the next 30 days I will reduce my household landfill waste by recycling, composting and buying products with less packaging
For the next 30 days I aspire to encourage and educate myself as well as other people throughout the community to perform sustainable practices.