Calrossy attends the Waste Warriors 100 Mile Dinner

Two Year 12 Calrossy students, Marcus Ryan and Olivia Leckie, and Boarding Supervisor Alice Milson, attended the Waste Warriors 100 Mile Dinner last Friday evening, March 25.   

This event was hosted by Rotary Club of Tamworth First Light, and sponsored by Northern Inland Regional Waste. 

They (along with 110 other guests) were inspired by leaders in sustainability, NSW Australian of the Year Professor Veena Sahajwalla (UNSW SM@RT Centre) and Jo Taranto (Good for the Hood).

Professor Veena Sahajwalla is a materials scientist, engineer and inventor that has pioneered research into turning waste into valuable resource.  She is the Founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology at the University of NSW (UNSW SM@RT Centre).  Professor Veena has also recently announced as the 2022 NSW Australian of the Year for her impact in science and engineering, making real life differences to the community.

Jo Taranto is a Sydney-based community advocate and communicator.  With her family farming grassroots in rural NSW, she has an understanding of the strength and resilience of local communities.  Jo is the co-founder of social enterprise consultancy “Good For The Hood” and her mission is to empower ordinary people to create sustainable communities and to keep them more connected and resilient through community change. 

It was great to see young people engaging positively with such inspiring change-makers.