PowWow Waterloo - Our new debate series was a sell-out

Tackling the all-important issue of sustainability, PowWow Waterloo's first debate: 'The Last Straw: Trash Talk' encouraged interesting discussion at the Young Vic theatre

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With more and more studies pointing to a growing consumer interest in sustainable living, particularly among Millennials and Gen Z, WeAreWaterloo celebrated International Women’s Day '19 with an all-female panel discussion on how people can embrace a more ethical lifestyle.

Keen to ensure sustainability doesn’t become a passing fad or tick box exercise, 'The Last Straw - Trash Talk’ saw panellists share practical tips to help attendees easily adopt practices within their personal and work lives. Chairing the Panel was sustainability influencer and full-time environmental advisor, Stephanie Tudgey aka Sustainable Stephanie. Panellists include Laila Woozeer (a writer/musician who follows an ethical, low-waste, sustainable lifestyle helping people on a budget to adopt sustainable practices), Sophie Benson (a writer, stylist and lecturer working with a focus on sustainable fashion and feminism), Sophie Davies aka A Considered Life (a writer and jewellery designer passionate about living a low waste, plant-based, simple lifestyle), and Liv Andersson (a Sustainability & Physics Engineer for Buro Happold, passionate about developing new methods for energy optimisation).

Organised by WeAreWaterloo, this discussion was the first in one of several events taking place during The Young Vic’s 'March on Plastic' season, and the first talk in the PowWow Waterloo debate series.

Stay tuned for more exciting conversations this summer and beyond; if you would like to collaborate, please contact Harrie here.