ABC Gippsland Radio

Tune in to ABC Gippsland Radio from 10.30am on the first Monday of each month to hear me chat to Bec Symons about waste free living.


Upcoming Presentations And Events:

I’m taking a break from events in December and January to spend time with family and friends, harvest and preserve my produce, and be an active member of my local community.

February 2018

Saturday 10th 3pm Talking Trash as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival. Venue: Off The Grid.

Friday 16th 10.30am – 12.30pm Zero Waste Home Tour as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival. For more details and to book your place head to this page.

Saturday 17th10.30am – 12.30pm Zero Waste Home Tour as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival. For more details and to book your place head to this page.

March 2018

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March, Rhyll Wooden Boat Festival, Plastic Free and Zero Waste Living Presentations.


Past Presentations And Events


  1. Litter Free Lakes, Lakes Entrance in conjunction with the Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation.
  2. Litter Free Lakes, Paynesville in conjunction with the Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation
  3. Port Welshpool Sea Days Festival, Old Ferry Terminal Lewis Street Port Welshpool –  Plastic Free and Zero Waste living
  4. Sustainability on a Shoestring: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle on a budget. 4 x 1 day workshops at the Leongatha Community House. Learn how to reduce your waste significantly.
  5. Summer Fling: Loving Simplier Living, City of Stonnington.
  6. RMIT University Sustainability Week. A panel discussion about consumption and waste.
  7. Baw Baw Sustainability Network, Zero Waste Living Presentation.
  8. RCE Gippsland Sustainable Schools Expo, Warragul.
  9. Mentoring at the Intrepid Landcare Leadership Retreat, Wilson’s Promontory
  10. Zero Waste and Plastic Free Living, Marist Sion College, Warragul.
  11. Zero Waste and Plastic Free living, Koo Wee Rup Country Women’s Association, Koo Wee Rup.
  12. Zero Waste Living, City of Kingston Sustainability Program,  Beach Lane, Carrum.
  13. Zero Waste Living, Phillip Island and San Remo Rotary Club, Phillip Island RSL
  14. Zero Waste Living, Poowong and District Country Women’s Association, Poowong
  15. Poowong Pickers Festival Garage Sale Trail, Event Coordinator and Garage Sale Trail ambassador.
  16. National Recycling Event: Zero Waste Living, City of Casey, Bunjil Place, Narre Warren
  17. Baw Baw Sustainability Festival, Zero Waste Living stall.
  18. Zero Waste Christmas Gifts Workshop, Manna Gum Community House, Foster
  19. Zero Waste Home Tours  by Gippsland Unwrapped, Nyora x 3.



  1. Spring into Gardening, Victoria Gardens, Prahran – Zero Waste Living Demonstrations
  2. Tammy Talks Trash, San Remo
  3. Maffra and Districts Landcare AGM – Landcare Starts with Nothing to Landfill
  4. Maffra Show, School Program – Zero Waste Living
  5. Sustainable Homes Program, Koo Wee Rup Eco House – Zero Waste Living
  6. Poowong Pickers Festival, Garage Sale Trail
  7. West Gippsland Permaculture Group, Warragul – Zero Waste Living
  8. Connecting Women Across Gippsland Inaugural Conference, Lardner Park – Plastic Free Living
  9. Plastic Bag Free Victoria Panel Discussion, Melbourne – Whose responsibility is plastic pollution?
  10. Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festival – Zero waste living
  11. Grace Berglund Kindergarten, Warragul – Nude Food Lunch Boxes
  12. Nossal High School, Regional Schools Environment Summit, Berwick – Zero Waste Living
  13. Melbourne High School Environmental Summit – Zero waste living
  14. West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation, Drouin – Plastic free living
  15. West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation, Inverloch – Plastic free living
  16. West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation, Leongatha – Plastic free living
  17. Traralgon Secondary College – Zero waste living
  18. Bass Coast Waste Watchers – Zero waste living
  19. The VRI Traralgon – Zero waste living
  20. Warragul Farmers Market – Plastic Free July & How to Shop Plastic Free
  21. Plastic Pollution Sollutions Family Trivia Night, Inverloch


8 thoughts

  1. I am trying to get a phone number to contact the person who was selling Bottle Trees at the poowong Garage sale trail. i think he lives in poowong.


    1. Hi Jan, I’m definitely open to doing something like that and doing as many things as possible in the area while I’m there, but I’d have to have all of my expenses covered as I can’t afford to do it otherwise and it’s time away from my family. If I’m ever in the area for something else, I will see if I can organise a presentation while I’m there.


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