We go beyond the recycling rules and meet inspiring women who have shaped their homes & communities. Hear from real (kick-ass) women about their ideas and insights for an engaged family, role modelling to children & peers, and leading change in homes, communities and workplaces.
Our panel will be moderated by Shevonne Hunt from Kinderling Kids Radio.
MEET THE PANEL
JESS MILLER, DEPUTY LORD MAYOR
Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Miller (one of the youngest people to hold elected office at the City of Sydney) is a mover, shaker, change maker and self-confessed "massive tree-hugger". Jess is currently Deputy Chair of the Environment Committee and the Cycling Advisory Committee. Alongside her Council duties, she is a Program Advisor to sustainability and innovation company, Republic of Everyone. She's known for her creative and inclusive approaches to sustainability, strategy and innovation. Jess co-founded GreenUps Sustainability Drinks, Grow it Local and has worked on the Garage Sale Trail and Grow Show – which featured an enormous veggie patch and education programs outside of Melbourne Town Hall. For the last three years, Jess has curated the food program for TEDxSydney.
ALEX ELLIOT-HOWERY, FOUNDER OF CORNERSMITH
Alex is the co-founder of the phenomenally popular Cornersmith cafes, know for their focus on sustainability, community-building and in-season produce from local growers (not to mention good coffee). Alex is an obsessive home cook who fell in love with pickling, preserving and cooking from scratch during her years as a stay at home mum. She's the author of two cook-books full of back-to-basics delights like jams, preserving and pickling recipes.
LAURA CUNNINGHAM, WASTE WARRIOR
Laura Cunningham is a midwife working at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with a background in Social Science and Public Health. At RPA she has recently taken on the role of Environmental Officer of her ward and is looking at ways to reduce hospital waste. She is also working on a project that aims to reduce the overuse and waste of antibiotics. Prior to becoming a midwife she spent many years working as a barista in casual hospitality jobs where she unsuccessfully tried to convince all her bosses to charge extra for the use takeaway coffee cups. She believes that her grandmother was the original waste warrior and tries to use things that her grandmother did and her mother does to minimise the environmental impact she makes as the mother of a 17 month old. Laura believes that nothing in a baby’s life needs to be plastic and she honestly enjoys the meditative quality and sense of satisfaction of cleaning, washing and drying cloth nappies in the sun.
- How to be more sustainable
- How to make meaningful changes to how we live
- Practical tips for your family to tackle overconsumption
- All materials are provided and no experience necessary.
- An opportunity to hear different approaches to sustainability in your home
- A chance to mingle with others and learn some inspirational and sustainable tips and tricks
- An opportunity for you to participate in our Kin & Kind children's clothes swap
- All materials provided
- Just your enthusiasm and willingness to be more sustainable
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Come along to our workshops and meet-ups and learn a skill (or brush up on old ones), talk about what you love, meet new people and spend time focusing on something other than child-rearing. Our broad range of workshops and events are eclectic and stimulating. Midweek events include an on-site creche!
Kin & Kind is about exciting the passion you once had but have lost in the fog of babies, kids and home, in a safe and supportive environment. We want you to leave feeling energised, with a sense of achievement that’s unrelated to the kids.
At the very least, you're 90 minutes closer to nap time.
my baby's sick, my dog ate my ticket...help i need a refund
If you can't make the workshop, we require 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and pass on your ticket to one of your friends. They're fully transferable. Creche spots (where creche is active) are non-refundable.
My baby's sick, my dog ate my ticket...help i need a refund
If you can't make the workshop, we require 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and pass on your ticket to one of your friends. They're fully transferable. Creche spots (at the events where a Creche is offered) are non-refundable.
Kin & Kind cancellations
We reserve the right to cancel a workshop if insufficient bookings are received. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can go ahead. In the event that a class is cancelled, you'll be notified via email 48hrs prior to the start of the class and will be offered a full refund or credit to be used towards another class. If a teacher is unable to attend a class due to illness or other extreme circumstances we will postpone the class to a later date and inform you as early as possible. We can not be held liable for any travel or other costs in the event of a cancellation.
Our duty of care and your responsibilties
We will do all we can to make Kin & Kind a safe and happy environment. When you arrive and leave our workshops or events please use sensible precautions when going up and down stairs. Please use common sense and sensible precautions when attending our events. Kin & Kind and the wonderful teachers, facilitators and artists we use will not be held personally liable for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property, or any physical injuries obtained during the workshop. By attending a Kin & Kind event, you agree in holding full responsibility and liability for any damages, injuries to parties involved and physical and/or personal property that may occur during the workshop.
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