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Actsmart For Change Luncheon

HerCanberra Team

Turning off lights. Recycling. Walking to the shops instead of taking the car.

Many of us are happy to do little bits here and there for climate change. Indeed, many of us take small steps without even thinking about it. But what should we be doing to actually flex our muscles and tackle climate change in Olympic proportions?

Well how about going to lunch?

The upcoming ‘Actsmart For Change Luncheon’, to be held at the National Convention Centre Canberra, is an opportunity to hear from three climate change experts. They’ll share great ideas on how you and your community can be part of the journey to take action on climate change.

Natalie Isaacs

Natalie Isaacs

One such expert is Natalie Isaacs, the fearless leader who founded 1 Million Women. Natalie’s on a mission to have us all tackle climate change through the way we live. She believes we can—and should—live a low-carbon life and 1 Million Women has developed tools to help us move to a zero-carbon lifestyle. She promises to inspire you.

Reece Proudfoot, from the World Wildlife Fund Australia, led the Sydney People’s Climate March—the biggest, most successful of its kind with more than 45,000 participating. Reece has also worked on Earth Hour and other big campaigns. He’ll share how you can run a campaign in your local community.

Reece Proudfoot

Reece Proudfoot

The third expert lives right here in Canberra. Mitchell Pearce (pictured above) is the energy behind Canberra Urban Honey. His passion is to green up the local community with the help of hundreds of bees. He’ll be in full flight with ideas.

This luncheon is a unique chance to see these three industry leaders together. Because one thing is for sure. Climate change isn’t coming. It’s here. Let’s deal with it.

The Actsmart for Change Luncheon is on 1 September, 12pm to 2pm, National Convention Centre Canberra. On the menu is a locally inspired gourmet lunch created by award-winning Chef Nikhil Jain and his team. Tickets are $95 and are available online: www.actsmart4change.eventbrite.com.au

Before or after lunch you can also visit the free Actsmart Business Sustainability Expo (10am to 6pm) with dozens of exhibitors, informative workshops, and interactive displays.

Actsmart is the ACT Government’s sustainability hub. Visit the website for loads of practical and free online tools, services, guides, programs and tips that cover what you can do at home, work, school and community to help make the change to a more sustainable future.

Feature image: Mitchell Pearce 


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