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On 12 May 2021, Veena will be delivering a keynote speech at the Sustainability in Action webinar hosted by the United Nations Association of Australia Young Professionals Network.
2021 is the United Nations International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, and it couldn't be timelier. In recognition, the UNAA Young Professionals are presenting a national event series on the topic. We are delighted to partner with Professor Veena Sahajwalla, internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer, and recycling revolutionary to kick-off the series.
Professor Sahajwalla has pioneered re-using tyres in ‘green steel’ production, launched the world’s first e-waste MICROfactorie TM , and is the director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for ‘microrecycling’. She’s incredible, and you can check out her 'Queen of Waste' feature on ABC’s Australian Story here.
Professor Sahajwalla will open the national event series with a keynote address and discussion with event attendees. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, pose issues, and take a sustainability self-assessment to start the learning journey across the national event series.
Covid-19 has taken a massive toll on the creative industries, with workers in arts and cultural industries suffering more than most. In recognition of the UN declaring this year of significance for 2021, the United Nations Association of Australia Young Professionals are launching a series of events across the country. Each event will focus on one area where creative thinking is needed for Sustainable Development in performance, science, industry, and the environment, and importantly where individual action can make a difference.