Jacqueline (Jac) Wilson Smith (strategist, collaborator and design-led innovator and founder of Sustainable Innovation Co), chats with Megyn Carpenter (strategist, educator, communicator and President of Cleantech Industries), host of the Sustainable Goals Academy Podcast in this conversation series about crafting a circular economy and what that means for businesses. They talk about some of the positive changes that businesses can implement to transform their business into a sustainable one, through innovation and rethinking from the ground up. To watch a video of this podcast, head to www.megyn.com.au or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rejuvenateeco
The morning will feature insight into a number of different industries and how these ‘change makers’ are taking strides to evolve industries to make them more friendly for our environment. Hear from Christine Garsden, Environmental Program Manager at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Brett Mills, Dealer Principal of Ken Mills Toyota and Ellie Degraeve, Founder of Go For Zero.
Coming from the Health Service, Christine Garsden holds a Master of Nursing and coordinates the hospital’s Environmental Sustainability Program. Christine has worked hard to make progress towards the service becoming more sustainable, winning gold for Climate Leadership at the 2021 Health Care Climate Champions awards. A cause Christine is passionate about, her endeavours have not come without challenges and changes.
As Dealer Principal of Ken Mills Toyota, Brett Mills is working to make the automotive industry greener. This includes things like increasing their offering of hybrid cares and working towards decreasing the carbon emissions produced by everyday vehicles.
Founder of Go For Zero, Ellie Degraeve began her toxin-free, sustainability journey when her daughter began developing rashes using ‘mainstream’ skincare. This progressed into the development of a store which specialises in the production and sales of low waste, toxin-free hygiene and household products.
Our Change Makers breakfast is set to be an inspiring and insightful morning. Purchase your tickets now and join us to hear from some of the most influential change makers on the Sunshine Coast.
In episode 7 of the Sustainable Goals Academy Podcast, Will Waters from Planet Ark Power joins us to chat about renewable energy. You’ll Learn how easy it is to implement solar into your business or home and how it will save you money.
This expert in all things waste, circular economy and recycling, talks about where the big savings are, and the latest technology in waste and how behaviour change can make a big difference to the bottom line. Glenn Eales is General Manager of Envirocom, an Australia-wide consultancy working with government and business on projects to educate, save money and resources. Glenn talks about programs he’s been involved in, including ‘Kids in Action’ and ‘Containers for Change’.
Go for Zero founder, Ellie Degraeve provides beauty and household products that are 100% toxin-free with little to zero plastic. When her newborn developed rashes from ‘mainstream’ skincare products, she became a super-researcher on the ingredients found in everyday products and was horrified by what she found. Now, it’s what her sustainable business doesn’t sell that makes it a success.
This grocery retailer lost $25000 in a refrigerant gas leak before installing locally manufactured geothermal fridges using ground-breaking technology. Roz White from White’s IGA describes how the new fridge system saved around 30% in electricity and how they reduce waste saying ‘minimising waste comes from the top’.