Events in review: SEE, AWRE, Melbourne Indesign

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July and August have been jam packed with events, and GECA are proud to have been a part of so many fantastic opportunities to connect with industry professionals and spread the word on sustainable products.

Kate spoke about what makes an ecolabel trustworthy at SEE Sustainable Experience (Sydney, July 21-23), a showcase of sustainable products for the building and construction industries. Our standards manager, Shaila, also brought her professional architectural knowledge to Slow Date a Sustainability Expert, which ran in conjunction with SEE and whose panel of experts collectively provided over 45 hours of free sustainability advice.

It was fantastic to see so many GECA licensees represented at Melbourne Indesign (Melbourne, 12-13 August)! Shaila spoke as part of a panel session discussing Design for the Public, examining how designing for the public can be different compared to designing for the private sphere.

This year’s Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (Sydney, 10-11 August ) was a huge success. Kate spoke about the new Waste Services standard that GECA plans to create, and was also interviewed by Jon Dee, discussing how the ecolabel encourages Australian businesses to make sustainable product solutions from extraction to recyclability and stewardship.

AWRE worked with Landcare Australia to plant 174 trees at Flowerdale Landcare, Victoria, to rejuvenate an area damaged by summer bushfires. Of these 174 trees, 100 trees have been planted to reduce the footprint of their annual AWRE conference. Another 74 trees were planted as thank you gifts to the 74 speakers.

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