Circular Economy founder to speak in Wollongong
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 14:03
The world is waking up to the fact that we cannot endlessly dig up resources, use them, and discard them as waste. But now imagine a system where all our resources are endlessly reused or harmlessly returned to the biosphere – waste could get consigned to the history books.
Sound far-fetched? Circular Economy is an idea whose time has come. We don’t like the idea of silver bullet solutions but the ideas that have come out of the UK’s Ellen McArthur Foundation (EMF) over the past few years are so broad in their ambition, yet so fine in detail and so extensively thought out, that it’s hard not to get a little bit excited – that maybe this is the idea that will finally turn around our juggernaut global economy and pull us back from the brink of climate catastrophe.
Here in Australia, the term Circular Economy is still new to most people, but that is about to change. A few pioneers are leading the way.
Candice Quartermain, the founder of business network Circular Economy Australia, sees it enabling access to goods which wouldn't otherwise be possible – such as taking a cheaper Uber instead of a registered taxi. The outcomes will "allow us to be, on average, wealthier or more diverse in what we can earn and how we can work". (Source: Sydney Morning Herald 2015)
Candice will be speaking at Mind Shift as part of the Blender Festival in Wollongong on Friday 2nd October.
Mind Shift is a single-day forum to challenge perceptions, experts and the obvious in a Q&A setting.
Each of the Q&A sessions will feature a panel of four industry experts from the tech, music and arts spheres. These sessions will put the audience on the front foot with interactive digital initiatives and a playfully-delivered verdict.
Mind Shift tackles some serious topics, but welcomes the sublime and quirky. These sessions are an integral part of the festival and the aim of this event is to help pollinate ideas throughout the community in the hope of building relationships and opening up opportunities for those attending.
IMB Bank is proud to sponsor the Mind Shift event. Head to the Blender Festival website to grab your tickets.
Tickets - Students / Pensioners $10, Adults $25, VIP (front row seats, snack box) $35 + booking fee