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Lifestyles Post COVID – Perspectives from Australia and UK

Lifestyles Post COVID - Perspectives from Australia and UK
October 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am UTC Timezone

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With the challenges our planet is facing, we know that our lifestyles need to change dramatically in order to prevent the worst predictions when it comes to climate change and biodiversity loss.

COVID-19 has shown how quickly we can adapt and change our routines in the face of such a significant challenge, but could the positive differences these recent months have made to our behaviour be adopted in the long term, and what more needs to be done to truly shift societies in both the UK and Australia onto a more sustainable path?

Join our panellists, as we discuss the current, the possible future and what needs to be done to create lifestyles post Covid which balance the needs of people and planet

Jo Hand, Co-Founder @Giki Zero

Jo Hand is co-founder of Giki Social Enterprise, the creators of digital products to help people live sustainably. The free Gikibadges app helps find sustainable and healthy products in the UK supermarket. Giki Zero, provides an interactive, step by step guide to a sustainable life, with a Pro version for organisations. Previously Jo was an investigative journalist at the BBC and Channel 4, before joining the Executive Board at CDP, the climate change charity.

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Executive Director @Plastic Free Foundation

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is the Executive Director of the Plastic Free Foundation, a not for profit with the vision of a world without plastic waste. In 2011 Rebecca and a small team in local government in Western Australia created the Plastic Free July challenge which since grown to a global movement that has inspired over 326 million participants in 177 countries to reduce single-use plastic. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the world of environmental and waste management, community engagement, and sustainability behaviour change. Rebecca has participated in plastic pollution research expeditions in Queensland, the Cocos Islands, and the North Atlantic Ocean, and explored innovative solutions to plastic waste worldwide during a Churchill Fellowship. Rebecca believes it’s critical to stop the problem at the source and behaviour change can lead to a collective impact and influence systemic change.


Sarah Ottaway, Sustainability and Social Value Lead @SUEZ recycling and recovery UK

Sarah Ottaway became SUEZ recycling and recovery UK’s Sustainability and Social Value Lead in 2019, after 12 years delivering various programmes related to service enhancement, innovation and behaviour change in SUEZ’s public sector operations. In 2018 and 2019, Sarah was included in the Lets Recycle 35 under 35 “young guns” due to her efforts having a notable impact in the resources sector. Sarah is currently responsible for developing the sustainability of SUEZ’s services and leading the continual improvement of its social value impact, while utilising her experiences to support SUEZ’s policy and circular economy activities.

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