NOTE DATE CHANGE TBC. Event held over to February 2018. Will update as soon as we have details
We go beyond the recycling rules and meet inspiring women who have shaped their homes & communities. Hear from real (kick-ass) women about their ideas and insights for an engaged family, role modelling to children & peers, and leading change in homes, communities and workplaces.
MEET THE PANEL
JESS MILLER, DEPUTY LORD MAYOR
Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Miller (one of the youngest people to hold elected office at the City of Sydney) is a mover, shaker, change maker and self-confessed "massive tree-hugger". Jess is currently Deputy Chair of the Environment Committee and the Cycling Advisory Committee. Alongside her Council duties, she is a Program Advisor to sustainability and innovation company, Republic of Everyone. She's known for her creative and inclusive approaches to sustainability, strategy and innovation. Jess co-founded GreenUps Sustainability Drinks, Grow it Local and has worked on the Garage Sale Trail and Grow Show – which featured an enormous veggie patch and education programs outside of Melbourne Town Hall. For the last three years, Jess has curated the food program for TEDxSydney.
ALEX ELLIOT-HOWERY, FOUNDER OF CORNERSMITH
Alex is the co-founder of what has become a thriving and boundary - breaking food community in inner Sydney. She runs the Cornersmith cafes, renowned for their big hearts and strong conscience when it comes to sustainably sourced food. Alex teaches pickling and preserving workshops at the Cornersmith cooking school, the Picklery. She is the co-author of two cookbooks, Cornersmith Recipes from the Café and Picklery and the recent release Salads & Pickles. Alex has a passion for using traditional preserving techniques to reduce food waste in her home and business kitchens.
LAURA JEAN CUNNINGHAM, RUBBISH RAMPAGE
Laura is a midwife working at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with a background in Social Science and Public Health. At RPA she has recently taken on the role of Environmental Officer of her ward and is looking at ways to reduce hospital waste. She's also working on a project that aims to reduce the overuse and waste of antibiotics. Laura believes that her grandmother was the original waste warrior and tries to use things she's learnt from her family to minimise the environmental impact she makes as the mother of a 17-month-old. Laura believes that nothing in a baby’s life needs to be plastic and she honestly enjoys the meditative quality and sense of satisfaction of cleaning, washing and drying cloth nappies in the sun.
Cost: $35 early bird price until 15 November
Creche available for $20 per child for 2 hours
KIN & KIND CLOTHING SWAP
Are your kids' cupboards exploding with clothing and toys that have been outgrown? Find homes for the clutter and pick up some new gently-used pieces at our inaugural Kin & Kind clothing swap! We're thrilled to be partnering with Vanessa Mera at Perfectly Preloved to host the swap which will kick off after the panel finishes up at about 11.45am.
Here's a couple of house rules to make sure the swap is a success.
- We welcome kids clothes size newborns to 8yrs. Toys for all ages are welcome. Please, no stuffed toys.
- Clothes and toys should be clean and in good condition (no holes, stains). Please make sure toys are in working order with all pieces and with a battery (if required).
- Please bring a maximum of 6 items per person.
- When you arrive at the Swap, you will be given one token for each "permissable" item you bring. Our host has the right to decide if an item can not be included in the Swap.
- Once the items are at the Swap, they are no longer yours.
- Nothing can be claimed until the host opens the Swap.
- Once the host announces the Swap is open, you may claim one item per token. If two or more of you want the same item, the host will referee a match of scissors, paper, rock
- ALL remaining pieces will be donated to a local charity.