Reflect, Inspire and Change With Our Guest Speakers for Earth Day 2024
Held on April 22, Earth Day is an important day to raise awareness and reflect upon our shared responsibility for the environment. It’s also a chance to celebrate those in our community who are leading the way with initiatives, outreach and new technologies. In 2024, the theme is on reducing plastics, with a goal set to achieve a 60% reduction in the production of all plastics by 2040.
Here at ICMI, we’re proud to feature a diverse range of sustainability pioneers and advocates who can make this year’s Earth Day special at your organisation with inspirational stories and invaluable insights.
Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla
An internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer, and inventor responsible for revolutionising recycling science, Professor Veena Sahajwalla is the perfect speaker for this year’s Earth Day theme. She has pioneered the production of new ‘green materials’ including inventing polymer injection technology that allows for the eco-friendly recycling of tyres in steel production, known as “green steel”.
Single use ain’t sexy. Josh Howard knows it. After all, it’s the name of his cheeky, fun, affordable and sustainable soap brand. Single Use Ain’t Sexy makes it easy for people to reduce the amount of single-use plastic going into landfill with innovative “Just Add Water” soap tablets provided alongside a reusable glass bottle dispenser. With a passion for preserving the planet, he makes for a great keynote speaker.
Dr. Dianne McGrath
A passionate advocate of sustainability, Dr Dianne McGrath is currently taking part in an 11 month voyage at sea circumnavigating our world as part of the Clipper 2023-24 Round the World Yacht Race. She is using the opportunity to share stories promoting sustainable ideas and inspiring us to protect our planet. This includes using fully recycled and recyclable Marlow Ropes for the mooring lines on the 70-foot yacht as well as sharing ways their crew is preserving potable water and reducing food waste while out at sea for extended periods.
Surfer, industrial designer and lifelong lover of the ocean, Pete Ceglinski founded the Seabin Project in 2014 with the mission to create pollution free oceans for future generations with a specialised floating rubbish bin. To date, these bins have removed over 3 million kilograms of litter from our oceans, collecting an average of 2,800kg of litter each day using over 1,000 Seabins placed in a variety of controlled environments around the world.
ABC’s Gardening Australia presenter, Hannah Moloney is a passionate permaculturalist, bestselling author and climate activist who believes in the power of words and ideas to change the world. She co-founded Source Community Wholefoods in Hobart and has worked extensively with local councils to promote home composting to residents and reduce organics ending up in landfill.
Writer, comedian and member of The Chaser, Craig Reucassel is the presenter of ABC TV series War on Waste and Fight for Planet A: Our Climate Challenge. Reaching a staggering 7.1 million viewers, the show highlighted the importance of waste reduction and led to 452 high-impact waste-reducing initiatives across businesses, schools, universities, government and community organisations.
Keep in mind that this is only a small selection from our roster of suitable speakers for Earth Day. Click here to browse our full list of Earth Day speakers.
Interested in booking one of our speakers for Earth Day 2024? Call us now on 1800 334 625 or make an enquiry online.