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Lunchtime Speaker Series Day 2: Consumption and Waste
Tue. 21 March 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm AEDT
LOCATION: NAS Innovation Design Space (IDS) 12.04
- This is part of RMIT's 2017 Sustainability Week; a week long celebration for students and staff showcasing sustainability learning and teaching, research, operations and student initiatives on campus. -
Throughout Sustainability Week a lunchtime speaker series will run, each day focussing on a different topic. This provides the opportunity for the broader RMIT community to hear more about sustainability research as well as a few special guests. Two of RMIT's Sustainability Ambassadors will be MC-ing the session.
Dianne McGrath is a RMIT Environmental Engineering PhD candidate leading the research project, Watch My Waste (watchmywaste.com.au) - a national hospitality sector food waste study. Dianne holds tertiary qualifications in Education, Marketing, Environmental Management and Sustainable Practice. She is the Director of the sustainability and business consultancy Food for Thought Consulting Australia, and has extensive work experience in the national government, commercial (at the local, national and global scale) and not-for-profit (NFP) sectors. She is a Board Director with the NFP sustainable food organisations 3000acres (www.3000acres.org) and the Open Food Network (www.openfoodnetwork.org). Connect with Dianne and follow her research on Instagram (@WatchMyWaste and @damcgrath), Twitter (@WatchMyWaste and @liteandportable), and Facebook (@WatchMyWaste).
Tammy Logan is the author of Gippsland Unwrapped, a blog committed to the pursuit of plastic and waste free living. Based in Gippsland, Victoria Tammy combines her experience in conservation biology and community engagement with her dairy farming roots, to deliver a humble and honest approach to plastic and waste free family life. Tammy wants to prove that living sustainably results in a more meaningful life and that as consumers, our buying power can be a strong force for positive change.
Andrew Glover is a research fellow with RMIT's Sustainable Urban Precincts Project (SUPP). Prior to this role, he completed his Phd “Should it stay or should it go? Negotiating value and waste in the divestment of household objects” at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney. In this presentation he will discuss how household practices of reuse, municipal waste arrangements, and digital exchange forums can be used to reduce the production of material waste.
Jessica is completing a Masters in International Development and is currently RMIT's Fairtrade Coordinator. Full bio TBC.
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