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It's up to us - we can make a difference!
As consumers we can make a difference. Whether it's action on climate change, stopping animal cruelty or promoting fair trade, when it get’s down to it, it’s up to us!
What we choose to buy affects whether or not businesses offer more sustainable products that respect the environment, the rights or workers and farmers, and the interests of animals.
Come join us for our first event It's Up to Us! on the evening of Monday 4 November from 6.15 - 8.00 at the Mechanic School of Arts, 280 Pitt St in central Sydney.
The event will include deliciously ethical sourced snacks and nibbles by Alexx and The Big Feed as well as cider. The tickets will be used to cover the costs of food, drinks and of course the wonderful venue.
Meet other great people interested in using their consumer choices to change the world - there'll be plenty of time to share your ideas and dillemas over finger food or a sustainable beverage.
Hear from inspiring speakers who'll give you the opportunity to think more deeply about the consumer choices you make and - more importantly - offer up practical actions you could take in your everyday life.
Be challenged to identify changes in your own life that will really make a difference in favour of people, the planet or animals.
Tickets from $15.00. Fair trade and collaborative consumption packages are also available, details below.
It's Up to Us! Event program
We've got four great speakers who'll talk about what business, government and social organisations are and aren't doing - and what ordinary consumers like us can do to help to make a difference.
- Sam Mostyn, sustainability advocate and company director
- Melinda Dewsnap, City of Sydney Green Villages
- Julian Lee, Founder of Food Connect
- Simon McRae, National Manager, Ethical Clothing Australia
Our MC will be Christopher Zinn, former media and campaign director at consumer group CHOICE.
Our aim is that you'll find changes to make in your own life and great ideas about how to make them happen.
Tickets start from $15. Ethical product packages also available.
And while you are waiting for the big day, why not sign up to Otter enews for fortnightly advice on actions you can take now.