Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Circular Economies Panel Discussion
Start: 2nd Aug 2021 1:00 pm
End: 2nd Aug 2021 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Online via Zoom
Category: Current Student
Passionate about the war on waste?
Hear from three inspiring experts driving sustainable consumption, with projects that reduce, reuse and recycle, to grow circular economies.
With experience across community, local government and grassroots action, the panel includes:
Yasmin Grigaliunas: Award-winning CEO and co-founder of the World’s Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS), Yasmin’s on a mission to turn Australia’s circular economy aspirations into reality while also providing social good. Her Brisbane-based impact enterprise designs solutions to commercialise the circular economy through the activation of dormant goods for good, while providing employment pathways and opportunities for disadvantaged youth. Yas is living proof that we can make a positive impact on people’s lives and the future of the planet.
George Meacham: As Manager of Rockhampton Regional Waste and Recycling for Rockhampton Regional Council, George has recently worked with CQUniversity and Queensland Social Enterprise Council to explore an Upcycle Village for the region, consulting with industry and business to establish new value-adding markets for waste products.
Michelle Fisher: Founder and coordinator of the Melbourne Repair Café (Inner West), a place people come to connect over a cuppa, to share skills and learn to DIY repairs (for free!). Michelle also co-founded Sharing Shed Melbourne Inc, the city’s first physically-located “library of things”. Her passion builds on sustainability leadership and experience as a public policy advisor across state and federal public sectors.
Facilitated by CQUniversity Social Innovation Program Manager Steve Williams, this online session invites plenty of audience questions and ideas.
Come along and get inspired to reduce your own waste, and give goods a new life through circular economies!
Register now to attend this free event!
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