Tammy Talks Trash

The Environmental Action group welcomed students from the other three selective schools on Thursday for a whole day Sustainability Forum. The discussions were loud and passionate.

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A highlight of the day was the talk by Tammy Logan of Gippsland Unwrapped .

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Ryan welcomes Tammy to the stage.

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Tammy stuns the audience by revealing how much rubbish she has generated this year. It half fills the jar in her hand. We all look at each other amazed. She and her family aim to live plastic free and have zero waste.

How? They follow the five R’s and she urges the audience to adopt them also, stressing the first is the important one. For example, do you really need that plastic drink straw? Just ask for a drink with no straw.

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Tammy encourages everyone to live with less; we all have too much stuff. Tammy shared how little she and her family have purchased this year and how much they borrow or swap with friends or neighbours, sharing tools, sewing machines and clothes. They follow the Buyerachy of Needs, shown in the image below.

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Thank you Tammy for talking to us, thanks also to the students and staff who attended from Nossal, MacRob, Suzanne Cory High schools and the other guests who spoke throughout the day. You all inspired us.

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3 thoughts on “Tammy Talks Trash

  1. I’m so glad to hear the students got something out of the presentation. I certainly enjoyed answering all the thoughtful questions. And by the way, I love to title of this blog – I can’t believe I’ve never thought of that before! I might have to use that myself 😉👍🏻

  2. I love the blog post title! Maybe you could draw a couple of related questions for our communal whiteboard. I think you meant to say ‘to create less waste’, haha.

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