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Minimising our consumption

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We learn a lot about our household, and our community, from the 'waste' that it produces. We can see what resources people use and how highly they value them. Waste management is more than the recapture and recycling of resources like plastic, paper and metal. It is also about how successfully we can avoid making waste in the first place.

How can we pivot our approach to focus on waste reduction rather than management?

How can we reduce our overall consumption, from the very beginning? What else can we do to reduce problem wastes?

And why do we have so much food waste? Why is Canberra so high on the list of wasteful regions in one of the world's most wasteful countries? What are the local solutions that are already improving our diversion and recovery?

Hear from our inspiring and knowledgeable guest speakers

  • Jim Corrigan - Executive Director, Planning Delivery, ACT Department of Environment and Sustainable Development.
  • Markus Dirnberger- Member Coalition for Pollution Reduction and current ANU engineering student.
  • Mia Swainson - Environmental engineer and sustainable lifestyle writer, worked in sustainable development with the Australian Government and community sector for more than 15 years.
  • Larry O'Loughlin- Executive Director Conservation Council ACT Region. 

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Environment Exchange

Meet - Learn - Act

Be part of an inspiring environment network as we explore a different theme each month.

Hear from fascinating guest speakers and engage in open and lively discussion about a range of topics in sustainability and environment.

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June 27th, 2017 12:00 PM through  2:00 PM
Renewables Innovation Hub
19-23 Moore Street
Turner ACT 2602
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