Quitting Plastic

Date : 
16 July 2020 
Venue: Online - Zoom meeting details released after registration
Council Event
Cost: Free

Event Details

Hear about a Sydney family’s plastic free journey and the unexpected benefits of reducing single-use plastic.

About this Event

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. Most people know that single use plastic is is generally not good for the environment and should be avoided if possible...but how?

Join our special author talk to learn more about Clara and Louise's personal journey to reduce their plastic use, real and practical actions you can take in your own life, with additional time allocated for an open ended Q & A session with a chance for you to ask the authors your curly plastic question.

*Participants will automatically be entered in the draw to win one of three copies of the book Quitting Plastic which will be drawn at the end of the evening.


About the authors

Clara Williams Roldan and Louise Williams

Mother and daughter team, Louise and Clara, share their journey to lower plastic use. The family were early adopters of solar power, water tanks and composting, however, it took a self-righteous teenager to challenge the mountains of packaging they discarded, a journey that sparked their book; Quitting Plastic.

Clara Williams Roldan is the Director of Impact at the Documentary Australia Foundation, a unique organisation that ensures important stories are told and seen, supported by powerful social impact campaigns. Clara has worked on films across a range of issues areas, including Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation, Cast from the Storm and Backtrack Boys. With a background in history and law, Clara has also worked as a policy and legislation advisor in NSW Parliament in Aboriginal Affairs, Gambling, Health, Disability, Ageing and Forestry to help stakeholders and community groups achieve policy and legislative change.

Louise Williams an award-winning author, writer, editor and consultant. A former foreign correspondent, columnist and foreign editor for Fairfax Media, Louise has won a Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Citibank Pan Asia Journalism Award (with Columbia University) and an Australia Council Fellowship for her work. Her lifelong interest in environmental protection underpins all her work. She has co-authored the book, Quitting Plastic and is a co-author/editor of the recent War on Waste Impact Report for ABC TV. She has consulted for UNSW-based CRC for Low Carbon Living and served on the Northern Beaches Council Waste and Recovery Strategic Reference Group.



16 Jul 2020 at 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM


Online - Zoom meeting details released after registration
New South Wales


For more information please contact Sustainability Education Officer.

: 02 9936 8398

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