Gecko Talks-How E-Waste is Empowering Lives-28th March 2018
How E-Waste is Empowering Lives
Gecko Talks – Wednesday March 28 at Currumbin RSL
If you want to be inspired, or reduce your carbon footprint, or hear how a community is growing innovative entrepreneurs while doing good, don’t miss this talk.
Electronic waste—the fastest-growing scourge to our soil and water—can be the catalyst to changing lives and communities. Tony Sharp, founder of Logan-based Substation 33, will share how this is happening when he speaks at Gecko Talkssoon at Currumbin.
“Substation 33 started asan e-waste recycling centre. It recycles 125,000-plus kilograms of e-waste annually, saving some 94% of waste from ending as landfill.” Tony Sharp from Substation 33 said. “It’s also a social enterprise, offering people a safe environment where they can hone their employability skills.
It’s an impressive business with a $1.2 million annual turnover.”
It has become an innovation incubator.
Hear about the award-winning flooded road smart warning system they helped develop; or the business that’s powering remote villages in West Papua and other near neighbours; or one that’s recycling ammunition boxes into solar powered waterproof portable speakers with bluetooth capability.
It’s looking beyond this generation, helping upskill youngsters in special schools in smart ways to recycle e-wasteplus makes space for other people with ideas.
Everyone’s welcome and it’s free. Your e-waste can help—Gecko is a drop-off point locally.
Please call Gecko on 07 5534 1412 to book or for more information. Or turn up on the night.
When: Wednesday, March 28,2018
Time: 6:45PM for 7:00PM Start
Where: ‘The Cove Room’, Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin
Cost: FREE! (Don’t forget, you can have a meal there before the talk.)
Book: Call Gecko on 07 5534 1412 or turn up on the night.