10:30am - 11:15am Traditional foods that heal the gut and build immunity
Presented by: MARIA HUNT B.A. Dip. Ed
Sponsored by: Mindd Foundation
Maria discusses the missing key to weight loss, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, chronic infections, allergies, candida, addiction, anti-aging, acne, autism and more!
11:30am - 12:15pm Clean, Lean & Gorgeous
Presented by: Sarae Adamopoulos (Divine Organics), Rose Bradshaw (Y Natural skin care), Rosanna Buontempo (holistic hairdresser) & Tim Pittorino (fitness instructor)
'Clean, Lean & Gorgeous' shows us how we can tap into nature to be our best. By usiing natural and organic food and products we can look and feel fantastic now AND age beautifully experiencing enduring beauty and health.
On the panel we have Rose Bradshaw from Y Natural skin care, Rosanna Buontempo who is an holistic hairdresser and Tim Pittorino is a fitness instructor.
1:30pm - 2:15pm Plastic Pollution in the 21st Century: The Scourge of Disposable Living
Presented by: Tim Silverwood - Founder Rechusable
Environmentalist and founder of Rechusable Tim Silverwood discusses the problem of plastic pollution in the world's oceans and it's impact on wildlife and human health. In July 2011 Tim sailed 5000km from Hawaii to Vancouver to research and document the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the resting place of millions of tonnes of man made debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Tim believes one of the keys to alleviating plastic pollution is embracing reusable products as an alternative to single use disposable products and has developed ReChusable to provide easy solutions to the broader community.
Tim Silverwood is an ordinary guy who has somehow found himself at the forefront of a global movement. His personal decision to help clean up plastic from his favourite surfing beaches and inspire others to care for their big blue backyard has led him down an extraordinary path of scientific exploration, advocacy and activism.
After many years travelling the globe and learning of the complexities of the world and it’s people Tim returned to Australia with a conscious decision to help save the ocean from the scourge of plastic pollution he saw flowing indiscriminately from the watershed in countries like India and Indonesia. In 2009 Tim co-founded an organization called, ‘Take 3 – A Clean Beach Initiative’ that asks everyone to take 3 pieces of rubbish with them when they leave the beach, waterway or...anywhere. It’s his way of inspiring the world’s population to get out there and clean the world, reassess their dependence on single use disposable plastic items, to rethink their need to consume so much ‘stuff' and to understand that the plastic waste we throw ‘away’ doesn’t actually go away, it sticks around for a really long time.
2:30pm - 3:15pm ‘REMARKABLE FOOD DEMONSTRATION’
Presented by: Roger French, Health Director and Editor, Natural Health Society of Australia
In response to the growing interest in food and nutrition, Roger will show 70 to 80 different common foods and explain their merits and demerits. They will be grouped into vegetables, fruits, protein-rich foods, starch-rich foods, sugar-rich foods and concentrated fats. Emphasis will be given to the appropriate quantities and how to attain the all-important acid-alkali balance.
Brief reference will be made to the therapeutic qualities of the foods and their relationship to rheumatism, arthritis, hypoglycaemia, diabetes, obesity, cancer and other conditions.
Roger has a Diploma of Nutrition from a natural therapies college and has been a member for 44 years and Health Director for 29 years of the Natural Health Society of Australia, a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1960.
3:30pm - 4:15pm Not Enough To Eat - (its not what you eat it is whether you get to)
Presented by: Ronni Kahn (OzHarvest), Faye Southcombe (SFFA)
What are the implications for those on welfare payments who are living on $35 a day...
Faye Southcombe is a dietitian who works with young children and their families around issues of food security. Fayes hears their stories and witnesses their struggles first hand and is always trying to broker a durable solution.
Ronni Kahn, is the founder of OzHarvest, a non-denominational charity that rescues excess food which would otherwise be discarded and distributes the food to charities supporting the vulnerable in Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, Adelaide and Brisbane.
4:30pm - 5:15pm GM and YOU!
Presented by: Dr Maarten Stapper - ex CSIRO Scientist and Farming Systems Agronomist
Learn about the effects of GM on the health of you and the environment. How can GM be present in more than half of processed foods we buy when the health effects of eating GM foods are largely unknown? The biotech industry uses its influence to restrict research by independent scientists and it uses a powerful PR machine to discredit any findings that challenge genetic modification. Independent research to date suggests GM foods may play a role in allergies, organ disruption, cancer, birth defects, DNA damage and more.
The longer we wait to stop GM solutions, the worse the effects will get. Pesticide use is not decreasing under GM! There are better solutions to improve world food production and restore biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. Make YOUR choice: stand-up against GM, avoid processed foods and buy organic!
10:30am - 11:15am Nanotechnology 101
Presented by: Louise Sales - Friends of the Earth, Nanotechnology Project Coordinator
Nanotechnology is a new buzz word at the moment and is being used in everything from food packaging to golf clubs. But what exactly is it? And what are the potential concerns? And how can you avoid nano ingredients in consumer products if you want to? This presentation will tell you everything you need to know about all things nano!
Louise joined Friends of the Earth's Nanotechnology Project team this year as project coordinator. She has over 10 years of campaigning experience, working for a range of NGOs - including Greenpeace, Environment Victoria and Corporate Watch in the UK. Louise has been actively involved in the campaign against genetically modified crops for over a decade and is chair of GeneEthics’ board. She has an Honours degree in Biology and a Masters degree in Biodiversity and Conservation.
11:30am - 12:15pm Towards Truly Sustainable Materials
Presented by: Dick Clarke, Director Envirotecture
Options for building materials that are better than just carbon neutral, but are also healthier to live with.
Dick Clarke is principal of Envirotecture, is an Accredited Building Designer with over 30 years experience, focusing exclusively on ecologically sustainable and culturally appropriate buildings, sustain- able design in vehicles and vessels, and has received many Design Awards.
He holds a Master of Sustainable Futures degree by research (Institute of Sustainable Futures, UTS), having pursued the topic of the effect of state and local planning instruments on the sustainability of the built environment.
He holds Building Designer Accreditation (No. 6029) under the Building Designer Accreditation (NSW) scheme.
He is Director of Sustainability, and Past President of the NSW Chapter, of Building Designers Australia (BDA). He is a Past President and Board Member of the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA).
He sits on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Australian Greenhouse Officeʼs highly acclaimed “Your Home” design guide, as well as authoring and peer reviewing some of its content. He continues to be involved with various government and non- government bodies on environmental issues and the built environment. He has represented BDA on the NatHERS to AccuRate upgrade (Technical Advisory) committee, and BASIX Reference Group in NSW. He has presents seminars and workshops on sustainable design and correct building practice, for industry bodies, corporations and local government.
He held a builderʻs license from 1979 until 2004, and holds a Qualified Supervisorʼs Certificate. He has been design director of many hundreds of projects 35 years, with sustainability as the major driver over that whole period (with the ever-changing understanding of what sustainability). His work has covered a wide variety of project sizes and types, including:
- 20 design awards, including many specialist ESD awards, and the HIA Australian Custom Built Home of the Year 2009;
- 300 lot subdivision in western Sydney: master-planning, for solar access and cross- ventilation;
- 60 bed hostel (womenʼs refuge) in Uganda: limited budget, improved sustainability by use of low embodied energy local materials, full water harvesting and reuse, PV renewable energy integrated into the building;
- concept design for 18 storey office tower in Indonesia;
- hundreds of residential projects with improved sustainability through passive design, water management, and renewable energy. These have received numerous design awards, including the Kamerunga Rainforest House, north of Cairns, FNQ;
- design and documentation for Western Sydney’s first sustainable commercial building, the Visy Cares Centre.
- concept to completion on several public buildings for various local governments, including an ongoing program replacing old style public toilets with new generation sustainable ones, with water and energy self-sufficiency, for Fairfield City Council.
12:30pm - 1:15pm Coal Seam Gas & Food Security - what are the implications?
Presented by: Rosemary Nankivell, Jacinta Green, Catriona Macmillan
Panel discussion & Q&A with Rosemary Nankivell, Caroona Coal Action Group; Jacinta Green, Lock The Gate;
A quick introduction to Rosemary Nankivell...
I am a third generation farmer from the Liverpool Plains. I attended the University of New England and completed a degree majoring in politics and sociology. I then worked in Sydney for a while and lived overseas in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos for a couple of years before returning home to run our property. I have two sons. Our property grows a wide variety of crops - sorghum, wheat, both bread wheat and pasta wheats, mung beans, canola and sunflowers. We also have Angus and Wagyu cattle.
Four years ago Santos arrived on the Liverpool Plains with the intention of exploring for coal seam gas. A committee was formed as part of the existing Caroona Coal Action Group and we are opposing the development of this industry. Issues such as food security and water security are those which we are addressing. This has involved many submissions to government, blockading and trying to spread the word. I am grateful to be asked to speak as food and water security are paramount to all Australians.
1:30pm - 2:15pm Natural Hormonal Health for Women ….. and what you need to know
Presented by: Marcea Klein
Discover how certain foods, nutrition, supplements, lifestyle and body-mind techniques can support and promote healthy natural fertility, reduce blood sugar imbalances, memory loss, night sweats, irritability, depression, anxiety, PMS, fibroids, endometriosis, menopause, and achieve successful, long-term weight loss and more…….
Marcea began to advocate the use of whole organic, seasonal, unprocessed, macrobiotic foods in the 70s when she wrote her first book The Sweet Life. Since then, she had her own cooking segment in the ABC, appeared on SBS television cooking show several times and published a total of seven books on health and well-being.
Over the years, Marcea's view on nutrition has changed from the strict macrobiotic philosophy to a creative, inclusive style that she now advocates and teaches through her consulting, cooking, catering, writing and lecturing.
Learn more about Marcea at www.marceaklein.com
2:30pm - 3:15pm DISCONNECTED, AND DYSCONNECTIONS: THE DIS-EASE OF MODERN SOCIETY. OR: THE MODERN EPIDEMICS OF CHILDHOOD DISEASES
Presented by: Dr Robyn Cosford
Sponsored by: Mindd Foundation
The patterns of disease have changed dramatically over the past 30 years, as people have become increasingly disconnected from the planet and from each other. Tracing back to primitive cultures, the changes we have made are implicated in a range of modern disease including Autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, dementia, diabetes, digestive & mood disorders, autoimmune and cardiovascular disease and more
ABOUT DR ROBYN COSFORD
Dr Robyn Cosford is an integrative medical practitioner, founder/director of the Northern Beaches Care Centre in Sydney and a member of the advisory board of Mindd Foundation.
Dr Cosford has been involved in research on biological abnormalities in chronic fatigue syndrome and specialises in infections, gastrointestinal health and autism. She presents at international conferences, lectures to post-graduate doctors and has written numerous peer –reviewed articles for complementary medicine journals.
As a mother of five children, Dr Cosford is passionate about the health and well being of Australians and the need to return to traditional and primitive diets to restore health.
3:30pm - 4:15pm Ecofashion: real progress or just another fashion fad?
Presented by: Hannah Paris - Founder Audrey Blue, eco fashion label
Fashion has a large eco-footprint and often involves exploitation of garment workers.
In response, it has recently become trendy to produce and wear clothing that is "eco-friendly".
But what does this actually mean and will it lead to real changes in how we dress and how we manufacture our clothing?
Hannah Parris from the eco-fashion label Audrey Blue will present a talk on state of eco-fashion and how our clothing choices can make a difference.