Georgina and her team at Auckland Council lead the design and delivery of community empowerment and behavioural change approaches to create a zero waste Tāmaki Makaurau by 2040. Georgina has a background in education and community development, having worked both in Aotearoa and internationally. Her experience includes lecturing in social psychology and environmental protection, managing a mentoring programme for children and whānau with a family member in prison, as well as research, evaluation and programme design for World Vision and Twaweza East Africa. She’s passionate about creating a world where people and the environment thrive, and can be found most days in the garden discussing the meaning of life with her six year old.
APPLYING THE WASTE HIERARCHY
This session will explore the role of the waste hierarchy in addressing the issue of organic waste. Organic waste and how we choose to manage it ties onto broader issues such as food security/resilience, soil health and climate change. We’ll hear from practitioners involved in different parts of the organic waste cycle and discuss what needs to change in how Aotearoa approaches organics.