Waste Warriors 100 Mile event

On 25 March 2022, Veena will deliver a keynote address to the Waste Warriors 100 Mile event hosted by the Rotary Club of Tamworth First Light.

She will join speaker Jo Taranto, Director of Good For The Hood, to discuss community sustainability issues and the need for greater innovation around waste and recycling management to boost local manufacturing, supply chains and jobs.

Event registration site

Rotary Club of Tamworth First Light site

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About this event

  • 3-course Meal - custom menu created using a variety of fresh local produce (drinks at own expense)
  • Jo Taranto, Good For The Hood - community advocate and sustainability educator, empowering ordinary people to create community change
  • Professor Veena Sahajwalla, UNSW SM@RT Centre (Sustainable Materials Research and Technology) - materials scientist, engineer and inventor, pioneers research into turning waste into valuable resource. Also awarded 2022 NSW Australian of the Year
  • Entertainment by Loren Ryan - local musician, First Nations artist from the Gamilaraay people, and Toyota Star Maker Grand Finalist