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Our Waste discussion asks hard questions about consumption

Our Waste moderator Justine Sless (L) with panellists Tamara DiMattina, Sarah Hayes, Sean Trewick (L-R)

On Thursday 27 February, over 50 people joined us at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute for Our Waste – Stuff, the first of three events looking at our relationship to the things we buy, eat and throw away. The series is presented by our Ecological Justice Hub in partnership with Moreland City Council and the National Sustainable Living Festival.

The first Our Waste event challenged us to rethink our relationship with the things we buy and discard, the things we need and want, and the power of convenience.

Moderator Justine Sless joined panellists Sarah Hayes, Sean Trewick and Tamara DiMattina to explore questions of how we got here, the role of culture and our economic system, and solutions that are rapidly changing our relationship to the things we throw “away”.

The next Our Waste event, Food and Climate Change will be held on Sunday 19 April at Welcome to Brunswick. The conversation and interactive workshop will explore how industrial agriculture has changed our relationship to food, and how reducing food waste can be one of the simplest and greatest ways to contribute to a sustainable climate and community.

You can watch the video of the event below, and purchase tickets to the upcoming Our Waste event at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/our-waste-food-climate-change-tickets-95137198923