On 7 September 2023, Hub Leader Prof Veena will speak at the Red Earth Community Foundation's 2023 Leadership 'Circularity' Forum.
This regional community organisation supporting the Burnett Inland region of Queensland, is hosting a day-long leadership forum focussed on 'circularity'.
As guest speaker, Veena will talk about sustainability and the importance of using waste as a resource to achieve decarbonisation goals, including adopting new behaviours and recycling techniques and systems - like some of those of the Hub is looking at - to help create new circular economies.
She will give an overview of the Hub and its various projects including finding fit-for-purpose technological recycling solutions for regional and remote communities across Australia.
About Red Earth Community Foundation:
Red Earth Community Foundation (Red Earth) was established by local community leaders in 2013 to support the Burnett Inland region to thrive into its future.
The founders of Red Earth recognised the Burnett Inland, particularly following the millennial drought in the early 2000’s and the 2011 and 2013 floods, needed a vehicle that could harness the pace of change occurring in rural Australia to ensure all our challenges could be kept ahead of and opportunities could be maximised for future generations.
Having begun with a South Burnett focus it has now expanded to include the North Burnett and Cherbourg Aboriginal Council local government areas. These three (3) regions make up the Burnett Inland.
Red Earth exists for its people, and focuses on identifying and harnessing human, financial and other resources to strengthen the capacity of individuals and their networks across the Burnett Inland.
At the heart of everything Red Earth does is the concept of paying it forward, whether that’s coordinating and hosting our annual Community Leadership Program, providing our philanthropic structure to support and distribute over $90,000 of local fundraising as a result of the Mayor’s Red Earth Flood Appeal, acquiring funding to hold resilience building workshops, or bringing together donors to raise funds to support Burnett Inland initiatives.
Red Earth has a very clear vision to grow an even better Burnett Inland for everyone and is closely guided by its mission to invest in people as a vehicle for change for the Burnett Inland and beyond to thrive into the future.