Daily Archives: March 4, 2016

An example of advocacy

Posted by Peter MUIR

Coca-Cola Australia is currently lobbying the New South Wales government to not introduce a law that would directly provide money for plastic bottles. This is something that research has shown would have a direct effect on reducing plastic waste and increase recycling.

This video from Greenpeace Australia  is an example of advocacy – trying to persuade others to change their attitudes and behaviours for the betterment of our community.

What action would you be interested in advocating?  What change would you like to see?

Taking action – improve health & wellbeing

Posted by Peter MUIR

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 2.22.44 PMAre you interested in employment in medicine or healthcare? Do you care about the world’s health challenges?

If so, then perhaps you could focus on taking action to help improve health and wellbeing, and help take steps towards achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Hunger and Nutrition), 3 (Good Health), and 6 (Clean Water & Sanitation). Some ideas include:

  • Create an awareness campaign aimed at improving nutrition  and an understanding of issues with food security
  • Encourage healthy eating and exercise to fight obesity
  • Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation
  • Promote healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

What other ‘global goals’ could you get involved in addressing?