Our Waste: How did we get here?

Date(s) - 27/02/2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Brunswick Mechanics Institute

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The average Australian creates just over 2,000kgs of waste each year – old clothes, an outdated iPod, the couch you never really liked – and most of this ends up in landfill.

Our Waste challenges us to rethink our relationship with the things we buy and discard, the things we need and want, and the power of convenience.

Panelists include:

Sarah Hayes, Urban Archaeologist and Senior Research Fellow at Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, researching Gold Rush era waste and how possessions have played into quality of life and social mobility,

Sean Trewick, Director and Circular Ecosystem Lead at Circular Economy Victoria

Tamara DiMattina, Founder of The New Joneses and Buy Nothing New Month, the campaign for conscientious consumption that has influenced global movements,

and moderator Justine Sless, writer & comedian using her talent in comedy and storytelling to tackle climate change

They’ll explore how we got here, the role of culture and our economic system, and solutions that are rapidly changing our relationship to the things we throw “away”.

This event is part of the National Sustainable Living Festival, and presented by the Jesuit Social Services’ Ecological Justice Hub in partnership with Moreland City Council.

Light refreshments highlighting zero-waste recipes will be provided before the discussion.

Pay as you feel model. $15 suggested admission to support the Ecological Justice Hub’s community programs.