This Plastic Free July, join CCWA for our next Environment Matters forum!
We’ll be exploring what a sustainable waste management system looks like for WA and learning more about inspiring community-led waste initiatives contributing to climate action.
Resource consumption and waste generation are significant drivers of environmental degradation in WA. We have high rates of litter, the majority of waste continues to be landfilled, and CCWA’s own Citizen Scientists have found microplastics polluting the sand of every beach we have tested.
While it’s easy to get buried in all the bad news about waste, there are many creative and interesting examples of community-led initiatives that have begun to fill the gaps in local government policies and contribute to climate action at the same time.
We’ll be starting the event with a tour of North Fremantle Social Farm led by resident farmer Amy Warne - a local example of a community initiative using organic and regenerative farming principles to grow food.
We’ll then be hearing from four leading waste experts:
- Jane Bremmer – Campaign Coordinator, Zero Waste Australia
- Luke Wheat – Founder and CEO, Future Green Solutions
- Peg Davies – Waste Educator
- Marcus Geisler – CEO, Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC)
This is a free event and light refreshments will be provided.
We look forward to talking all things waste together with you! As Peg Davies says - “there’s no such thing as waste – just wasted resources”.
This is a COVID-Safe event following the latest health advice.
We respectfully acknowledge that we will be meeting on unceded Whadjuk Noongar country, and pay our deepest respects to traditional custodians and their Elders past and present. We wish to acknowledge the enduring culture and connection of First Nations people in WA, who have been caring for country since time immemorial.
CCWA has been a prominent voice for conservation for more than 50 years. We work directly with the government, media, industry, community groups, and political parties to promote a more sustainable WA and to protect our natural environment.