24th March 2023 Friday Environment Forum

Friday Environment Forum at the NPA Environment Centre
on March 24th, 2023 at 10.30am

Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville

Food Waste and Oz Harvest
Sunshine Coast & Gympie 
with Michele Lipner 

Food waste is the focus of our next Friday Forum on March 24th with Michele Lipner, the coordinator and founder of OzHarvest Sunshine Coast and Gympie.  Since its foundation in 2014, this local OzHarvest program has diverted and redistributed over 800,000 kg of quality food – the equivalent of over 2.2 million meals – to community members in need. 

Michele will expand on the topics of food insecurity and food waste, with an overview of the challenges and achievements in the Sunshine Coast and in Gympie over the last 8.5 years. She will delve into the issue of food waste, including why we waste so much food, where in the production/consumption cycle we waste the most food, the impact of food waste on the environment and what each of us can do to reduce the amount of food going to landfill, thereby not only helping feed people in need, but helping save our planet. Michele spent almost 25 years in the international aid and development sector and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to OzHarvest Sunshine Coast and Gympie. She was recently recognised for her efforts on behalf of OzHarvest by being awarded the 2023 Sunshine Coast (Council) Citizen of the Year.
 On March 24th, at the next Friday Forum, discover the extent of the food waste issue and how you can help.  


Copies of the recipe book "SunnyCoast Eats", produced by OzHarvest volunteers  is a community collaboration. It helps everyone to reduce food waste. The book is on sale for$30 and can be paid for by cash or card. For every book bought, one book is given free to an OzHarvest recipient.
"SunnyCoast Eats" can be bought ($30 includes postage) Click HERE 

Everyone is welcome. 
The forum starts at 10:30am. Morning tea is available at 10-10.25am. Entry is $5 by tap & go at the door which includes morning tea/coffee. 

Join the bird observers at 8.30am in the carpark for interpretive birding.

March 24, 2023 at 10:30am - 12:30pm