For our first TAC event of 2013 we'll be hosting an engaging, interactive panel and audience discussion focused on WASTE.
When did we all start wasting so much? And why? And what the hell can we do about it? Lets get dirty and talk waste.
We'll be delving into our apparently new found obsession with waste as well as giving you practical pointers on what you can do to change what appears to be an ever-increasing cycle of waste.
We'll be having a truly impassioned conversation with some amazing folks working across food, sustainability, innovation & conservation.
Costa Georgiadis grew up around food. His grandfather, a market gardener seeded his DNA with a love of soil. His first steps were on his godfathers property in the Bylong Valley NSW. His grandfathers seeds germinated and grew though a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree at UNSW, Permaculture Design Studies, Catchment management Courses and then International travel and work in Europe.
Costa loves the language of communication and more recently has been spreading this passion with his show Costa’s Garden Odyssey on SBS. This vehicle has enabled him to share and communicate the wonderful work that is going on in the world of regenerative agriculture, food production, and community building across the country. Costa sees the world as a garden that nurtures us. He gardens the soil and the soul.
Early on, Sally Hill encountered the problem that was a broken future for humans on earth, and decided she had to do something about the environment. She has tackled the beast via activism, community organising, corporate sustainability, publishing and speaking. Then she found a knack for helping people have a good time while ‘doing’ sustainability.
In 2012, she dusted off her hiking boots and headed into the start-up wilderness, co-founding Wildwon Projects. Wildwon are an experience design and event production company who work on projects that have a net positive social impact. Wildwon events come with a warning: they are so inspiring they may cause epiphany and spark lasting behaviour change.
Since starting a social enterprise, Sally has been enjoying the feeling of sand between her toes, ideas between her ears and being part of the wind of positive change in her city.. and she will be encouraging everyone she can to try something terrifying.
Alexx has made a difference to the quality of people's choices and the standard of venues across the luxury cosmetics and hospitality industries thus far. She has been a manager, trainer, teacher, presenter, consultant, facilitator and even a singer songwriter.
Cut to an "aha moment" where helping people choose or creating nicer, more delicious things meant nothing all of a sudden, if it wasn't making a difference. As a writer and passionate real food and low tox living advocate, she has found her feet moving in a sprint like motion - despite being a non-runner!
"I believe that changing what we eat and living a simpler, low tox life, can be a delicious and fun baby steps journey into a more meaningful and enjoyable life. The world wants it and it's up to those who are good teachers to use their voices and do the good that's necessary. Not to sound holier than thou, but I truly believe it's a calling of sorts'.
Justin Bonsey is a sustainability consultant, writer/editor, Japanese translator, environmental advocate, founder of the Responsible Runners clean beach initiative, founder of Bondi Muggers (Sydney's first coffee mug library), commonsense crusader, local economy juggernaut, motivational observer, converted permaculturalist, secondhand solutionist, refuser/reducer/reuser/recycler, preventive psychiatrist, committed vagabond, and all-around jackanape - but most importantly, one of 7 billion active crew members on this extraordinary planet.
After years of sporadic volunteerism and dabbling in everything from DJing to live television reporting on the NY Yankees, an experience on a friend's organic permacultural farm in northern Thailand began the transition from lay observer to active participant, prompting the launch of a number of initiatives aimed at empowering communities to rediscover the fun and benefits of self-sustainability. Arriving to Australia less than a year ago and falling in with the inspiring likes of Transition Bondi, Take 3, and the Two Hands Project, the last straw (as it were) was witnessing the early-summer trashing of Bondi Beach, prompting the launch of Responsible Runners, a network of runners and walkers who do weekly and frequent emergency cleanups of Bondi, Manly, Coogee, and Adelaide beaches to protect the ocean, empower communities, and raise awareness of the dangers of single-use disposable rubbish, particularly plastic.
DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR 60 SECOND SHOUT OUTS - if you want to nab a spot message me or come along early on the night to get your name on the list. This is your chance to take the stage for 60 seconds!! Make sure you get on the list :)
See ya'll there :)
We suggest a donation of $5.00 on the door to cover costs....of course if you're strapped for cash don't worry about it, we still want you to come along!