Creative Recycling Centre bringing sustainability and science to Gladstone

Guest speakers Dr John Stansic and Dr Sandra Tuszynska

Gladstone’s Creative Recycling Centre (CRC) is excited to be bringing two ecosystem experts to the region to speak at the organisation’s inaugural fundraising event on Saturday 12th November.

Dr John Stansic from the Queensland Museum and Dr Sandra Tuszynska, who both work in the field of remediating the natural environment to restore healthy ecosystems, will be key note speakers at the function which will be held under the stars at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

There will be plenty on offer to keep guests entertained throughout the evening – from live music and dynamic presenters to up-cycling challenges. Dr John Stansic, also known as ‘The Snail Whisperer’, will be wowing audiences with a fun presentation on nature’s true recyclers – GIANT land snails, delving deeper into the CRC’s theme of exploring a diverse range of recycling concepts.

Event organiser Tracey Smith said “This is the first time the CRC has gone out to the community and asked for support at this level and we’re looking forward to treating our guests to a fun night in the gardens whilst they support the work we are doing here in the community”.

An auction of recycled art will also be on the cards for attendees. The CRC has challenged 12 local recycled artists to upcycle dis-used chairs into pieces of art with a ‘recycled flair’, with the final artworks being available for purchase in a fast-paced and fun auction during the evening.

“I think this is a great cause and I love the challenge of repurposing/ upcycling things to make them new again” said recycled artist Kay Longden.

All proceeds of the event will go to the Creative Recycling Centre to allow the organisation to continue to develop local projects, working towards a sustainable future for the Gladstone region.

Tickets are now on sale, to book visit gladstonetickets.com.au