LITERATURE WEEKEND IN THE CITY
Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is a local hero. With quiet determination, she started the global movement now known as Plastic Free July. Join her for a practical conversation about her book Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters. Co-authored with Joanna Atherfold Finn, Plastic Free tells the story of a movement. Equally importantly, it is a practical guide to living more conscientiously, helping readers to think about what happens when they slow down to pick up litter and start caring for those around you.
Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is the Executive Director of the Plastic Free Foundation, a not for profit with the vision of a world without plastic waste. In 2011 Rebecca and a small team in local government in Western Australia created the Plastic Free July challenge which has since grown to a global movement that has inspired an estimated 326 million participants in 177 countries to reduce single-use plastic. Rebecca has more than 25 years’ experience in the world of environmental and waste management, community engagement and sustainability behaviour change. She has participated in plastic pollution research expeditions in Queensland, the Cocos Islands, and the North Atlantic Ocean, and explored innovative solutions to plastic waste worldwide during a Churchill Fellowship. Rebecca believes it’s critical to stop the problem at the source and behaviour change can lead to a collective impact and influence systemic change.
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Sun 21 Feb
Pay What You Can | Our suggested price is $19 but you can choose to pay any amount you’d like – from $0. Any amount you pay above $19 will be used to ensure that other people are able to attend Festival events where cost is normally a barrier.
His Majesty’s Theatre will be offering a menu of delicious treats at Crew and King (Menu here) and Dress Circle Bar (Menu here) for you to enjoy during Literature Weekend in the City. Grab a quick bite between sessions or sit down and enjoy a coffee and cake with your favourite book.
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