Gecko Talk – Community Composting

Do you know that keeping our food waste out of landfills is one of the most impactful climate actions individuals can take? Governments around the world are looking for ways to keep organic waste out of landfills and while home composting is a great option, the growing number of people living in apartments makes it tricky. The FOGO (Food Organics and Garden Organics) system is designed to help, but it often struggles with low participation and contamination.

Join Gecko and Clytie Binder in a talk to highlight the crucial role that community-based composting plays in creating a circular economy. She will also share recommendations for policymakers, industry, and communities, emphasizing the need for an integrated approach, quality training, multi-agency collaboration, and the adoption of best practices to support and enhance community composting efforts.

The talk will commence at 7 pm, so please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure you have enough time to grab a drink or a snack and have a yarn with the other attendees. Come along to learn about community composting and share ideas to improve composting options in our community.

Clytie has extensive experience in local government, community organisations, and schools, where she has developed innovative behavior change programs including Brisbane’s community compost program, aimed at reducing landfill waste, fostering community engagement, and empowering citizens to drive positive change. Recently, she completed a Churchill Fellowship, during which she investigated community-based composting initiatives across the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba. Since returning, Clytie has been actively sharing her insights and co-founded the Local Community Compost Alliance (LOCCAL), an organization dedicated to supporting community compost initiatives throughout Australia.

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24 Jul 2024


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Currumbin RSL
165 Duringan St