Jul
25
9:30 PM21:30

Quitting Plastic - How to swim against the global plastic tide

Our next Renew meeting features something a bit different. Hear about an ordinary Sydney family’s story of how to swim against our ‘shop and toss’ culture, and the many and sometimes unexpected benefits of reducing single use plastics.
Anywhere you go on the planet today, plastic will be close by, even in Antarctica and at the North Pole. Plastics can serve many functions, but take centuries to break down, use precious energy and resources and can cause much harm. About a third of the plastic ever made has leaked into our natural environment. What can we do?

When: Monday 12 August 2019, 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start (from 6.00pm there is networking and refreshments with the talk starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 7.30pm).
Where: EnergyLab, 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale NSW 2008 (click here and here for maps).
RSVP: This event is open to Renew members and the general public but online registration is essential. Click ‘’Register” from the following link or contact us directly to reserve a place.
Cost: A $5 donation would be appreciated to assist with venue costs.

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Author talk - Hornsby Library
Jul
3
6:30 PM18:30

Author talk - Hornsby Library

Meet the authors of QUITTING PLASTIC; an easy‐to‐follow guide to reducing plastic every day, from environmental policy advisor Clara Williams Roldan and her mum, Walkley Award‐winning journalist Louise Williams.

This event will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available to purchase at the Library.

Booking essential. Tickets $5, including refreshments.

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Travel Daily Sustainability Summit
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

Travel Daily Sustainability Summit

Interested in Sustainable Travel? This year, Louise Williams, co-author of Quitting Plastic, will deliver a keynote address at the Travel Daily Sustainability Summit.

The Travel Daily Sustainability Summit aims to provide a forum where we can share best practice, provide encouragement, discuss ideas and learn from one another as we press on to have a positive impact.

Bookings essential.

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Quitting Plastic Workshop - Flo Newport
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Quitting Plastic Workshop - Flo Newport

Where do you start if you want to reduce the plastic in your life? Join the authors of 'Quitting Plastic', Clara Williams Roldan and Louise Williams at FLO Newport as they discuss the plastic problem, how to start reducing your plastic footprint and the tricky questions, like ‘how will I wash my hair?’, ‘do I have to give up crackers?’, ‘what about my bin liner?’ and ‘is this going to be expensive?’. Books will be available to purchase at the event.

Ticketed event.

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Author talk - Woollahra Library
Feb
22
11:00 AM11:00

Author talk - Woollahra Library

Where do you start if you want to reduce the plastic in your life? Especially when most of us are wearing it, eating it and drinking from it, sitting on it, walking on it and probably even ingesting it.

Join Clara Williams Roldan, a policy and legislative advisor in NSW Parliament and her mother Walkley Award winning journalist Louise Williams as they share their experience of researching the issue from the grass roots up and answer tricky questions like, “How will I wash my hair?”, “What about my bin liner?” and “Is this going to be expensive?”

Free event.

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Author talk - Manly Library
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Author talk - Manly Library

Join Northern Beaches locals Clara Williams Roldan and Louise Williams as they discuss their new release Quitting Plastic.

From plastic bag bans to the rise of Keep Cups, reducing plastic consumption is a huge trend at the moment – the ABC’s War on Waste really kicked off the phenomenon for millions of Australians. Louise and Clara have drawn on their own experience quitting plastic to create an accessible comprehensive guide for anyone looking for alternatives, and have answered all the tricky questions from 'Is this going to be expensive?’‘Do I have to give up crackers?' and 'What about my bin liner?’

Bookings essential.

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