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Convergence: Working towards a regenerative future together


Sat 06th June 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Zero Waste Victoriapresents theZero Waste Festivalonline -a festival of hope, action and regeneration!

Our Zero Waste Festival vision is to connect a community of changemakers who are inspired, passionate and empowered about a waste-free future. We generate inclusive conversations to inspire zero-waste actions.

Zero Waste Victoria presents an exploration with representatives from zero waste, circular economy, sharing economy, start ups,tech industry and student networks. We will be looking at each area – What do we represent, what do we have in common and where can we collaborate and unite to work together?


HOST: Kirsty Bishop-Fox, Zero Waste Victoria

Kirsty Bishop-Fox is an environmentalist, permaculturalist and consultant with a Zero Waste and holistic approach to sustainability. She works with individuals and businesses, to improve sustainable practices. Kirsty is the president of Zero Waste Victoria, leading education and advocacy initiatives to create a world with less waste.

David Paynter, Circular Economy/Repair Cafe

Gold Coast Tool Library and Repair Cafe are in the start up phase in establishing waste busting and community building initiatives. Easily replicated in any community that wants to embrace a sharing and circular economy.

David comes from a horticulture background studying a Dip Hort in the late 90’s however in recent years has worked in small business operations management with an eye to reducing waste and unnecessary consumption of resources. Leading to his current project of establish a NFP to build the sharing economy and remove over consumption of resources from our daily lives.

Eliska Bramborova, Sharewaste

ShareWaste is a global network and an app connecting people who wish to recycle their organic waste with their neighbours who can recycle it: turn it into compost, new soil, fertiliser or feed it to their animals.

ShareWaste was started by Eliska Bramborova and Tomas Brambora after they realised there was no suitable service that would enable apartment dwellers, such as them, to recycle their food scraps.

Jo, Good for the Hood

Jo Taranto, is a community advocate and environmental communicator. As co-founder of Good for the Hood, a social enterprise tackling waste and sustainability issues, she has worked with neighbourhoods and businesses all over Australia. She’s collaborated with ABC television on the War on Waste series and been a people’s panelist on Q and A.

Lucy Skelton, Student Voice Network

Lucy Skelton is the 18 year old founder and Lead Student Organiser at the Student Voice Network. The national youth platform that empowers young people to take action on the issues that are important to them.

The Student Voice Network is a free, virtual youth platform for students from across Australia to come together, share resources and take collective action on the issues that are important to them. Thats climate change, gender equality, waste and so much more! Team members are supported to create their own projects and initiatives that SVN can share across the nation! SVN isa completely student-run and a volunteer-based network that believes in the power of young people and our ability to create meaningful change!

Letitia Howlett, Brunswick Tool Library

As soon as Letitia could hold a sanding block, she has been assisting in builds. It was a part of our family’s culture, helping friends with their projects. She does small projects as a personal hobby and enjoys being part of something bigger. She loves learning and being able to share. Leititia is an active member atBrunswick Tool Library, a community driven library. They offer tools for loan, a repair cafe and workshops. A sharing space.


FREE – $10 AUD + BF


Sat 06th June 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM