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(Sydney) TWILIGHT TALKS – Let’s Act On…Plastic Pollution!
October 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10
On average, Australians use 130 kg of plastic per person each year, and up to 130,000 tonnes of plastic will find its way into our waterways and the ocean. Join us for the final in our series of Twilight Talks for 2019 and discover how we can tackle plastic pollution in our own lives! We'll hear from guest speaker Vanessa (Ness) Heffernan, founder of conscious consumer movement #untrashy, followed by a Q&A session. You'll leave with a suite of achievable actions you can take to make a positive difference.
Tickets: $10 contribution
RSVP: If you would prefer to pay cash on the night, please RSVP by 10am on Monday 30 September via firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: The Grail Centre - 22 McHatton Street, North Sydney. Easy to reach via public transport. Street parking available.
Guest speaker: #untrashy provides sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic. Founded by Ness and Tim Heffernan late last year, they had a vision to empower individuals to be conscious consumers by providing stylish and affordable zero-waste swaps. They also support businesses in reducing their environmental footprint and are involved in several local campaigns.
Living by the beach, ocean conservation is something they are both very passionate about. They are surf lifesavers, conduct beach cleanups and are AUSMAP micro-plastics accredited. During their honeymoon abroad, Ness and Tim were overwhelmed by the amount of plastic pollution they witnessed and felt compelled to do something good.
Tim has previously worked in sub-Saharan Africa with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Ness recently facilitated a number of consultation workshops with a remote Indigenous community in Western Australia to develop their 5-year environmental health plan. Ness and Tim met during postgraduate study at the University of Sydney and together they are using #untrashy as a platform for advocacy, education and change.