2013 Whitehorse Sustainable Living Week kicks off on Wednesday, 13th of March and to celebrate, the Whitehorse City Council is hosting a very special free event with acclaimed environmentalist Rob Gell.
Rob is of course a familiar face to many, due to his former role as weather presenter for National Nine News and later Seven News, but his passion has always been in raising environmental awareness amongst the wider public. Given the greater focus on environmental issues in the past decade, Gel has participated in a vast range of government, business and environmental group initiatives; current and previous roles include Director of World Wind Pty Ltd, Chairman of Wildlife Victoria, Chairman of the UNESCO Western Port Biosphere Mornington Peninsula and Westernport Biosphere Reserve Foundation, co-founder of ICES (International College of Environmental Sustainability) and Environmental Ambassador to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Due to his extensive experience, Rob is a much sought after keynote speaker at environmental events and at the forthcoming 2013 Sustainable Living Week launch event, which is taking place on Saturday, 16th March 2013 at the Whitehorse Centre from 7.30pm, the highly regarded sustainability strategist will present an inspiring and thought provoking debate concerning the immediate sustainability challenges at the global level, including the top ten hot topics identified at the Rio 20 Earth Summit in 2012. Rob will also provide practical advice on how we all can embrace simple sustainability practices and lessen our impact on the planet.
Entry is free for this event, but bookings are essential - to reserve your seat, please phone Whitehorse Centre on 9262 6555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As mentioned, this event is just one of the highlights of the 2013 Whitehorse Sustainable Living Week festivities - to see the full program of events, which include workshops, film screenings, public lectures and tours, please click here. The theme for this year is 'Save Money and Live More Sustainably'.
For further information on 2013 Whitehorse Sustainable Living Week, please visit the City of Whitehorse website.