Nick Fitzsimons - Fitzsimons And Co
Topic: Thinking Sustainability, Thinking Future
The focus of this presentation will be on the future of Sustainability within organisations, influenced by both an emerging economic model and changing consumer expectations. The ?Business As Usual? approach will become more outdated as we move into 2022 & beyond. So, what then should organisations look to and focus on in the future?
Organisations should look to their products & services, and the impacts these can have, for good or bad, on the environment and their community. Organisations should look for opportunities within serving more than just their bottom line. Organisations should look to double-down on their community efforts, connecting with consumers who value the environmental & social focuses woven into your organisation's practices. Organisations should think Proactive Sustainability.
About the speaker:
At just 22 and with a passion for business and the wellbeing of the environment, Nick created Fitzsimons And Co, a business that works with organisations to put them on the proactive side of sustainability.
Andrea Baldwin - Albury City & Bob Gordon - Goterra
Topic: Managing commercial food waste
Managing commercial food waste: Upcycling it into highly sustainable protein and soil conditioner using black soldier fly larvae, working in tandem with robotic technology.
This trial project commences in November 2021 will process food waste that is currently sent to landfill. The focus is on packaged and non packaged food waste generated by local retail, hospitality and food production.
The infrastructure, designed by Canberra-based start-up Goterra, uses maggots and robotics to convert food waste into high-value, low-impact protein and soil conditioner. The resulting insect protein directly replaces high-impact proteins used in pet food and animal feed.
The trial program has been partially funded by NSW EPA Circulate Industrial Ecology Grant Program. The program partners include Goterra, Woolworths, Veolia and AlburyCity Council.
About the speakers:
Andrea's role as Team Leader Resource Recovery at Albury City encompasses both the long-term direction for Albury?s waste strategies and the operational management of the Albury Waste Management Centre; a large regional landfill facility that encompasses waste and recycling and has management oversight of the regional Halve Waste program. Andrea also manages the Domestic Kerbside Collection Services Contract, encompassing 6 cross-border councils in the Albury-Wodonga region. More recently, she now leads a team that supports eleven councils in waste management practices between Albury and the SA border. She strives to ensure that the landfill asset is an ongoing viable interest for the region all whilst implementing waste reduction and minimisation strategies to achieve state, national, and Albury City goals.
Bob has led sustainability and social responsibility for retailers and hospitality organisations. He has also advised governments on sustainability issues and worked with the sustainable investment community. He believes Goterra can help build a resilient, low-impact agricultural sector, and is working with our partners to accelerate the transition.
Brogan Finnerty - Charles Sturt University
Topic: Charles Sturt University and AlburyCity 2022 Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership and Resilience
Charles Sturt University is proud to be working with the AlburyCity Council to launch the Community Leadership and Resilience Scholarship. This scholarship is a commitment to building leadership capacity and capability to support current and emerging leaders in the Albury LGA and surrounding region.
Charles Sturt welcomes the opportunity to be able to discuss with ABC members the scholarship in detail and the value to business representatives and community members to complete the course.
Each scholarship will fund the successful recipient to complete two micro-subjects from our Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership and Resilience, a total value of over $1,200 per scholarship.
Designed in collaboration with industry and community leaders, the subjects will provide participants with the knowledge to help communities overcome challenges, adversity, and disruption in order to grow and flourish.
University representatives will provide an overview on the program, key dates and where to find out more information. ABC members will be also provided with the opportunity to ask questions on the scholarships and any feedback on other members of the community that may wish to be part of the program.
About the speaker:
Brogan is a product of the Riverina, growing up and living in Wagga Wagga his whole life he established a strong relationship with the region.
He has a background in sales, business, media, and marketing, however, now is working as a development officer of fundraising with Charles Sturt University Foundation.
This role has the distinct privilege of working with businesses, groups, and individuals to develop philanthropic programs that support and nurture students from the regions, as well as fund world-class research that aims to strengthen regional communities.