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Why are we facing a climate and ecosystem crisis? Can we influence what comes next?
Lorraine Jenks will summarise the science, recent research, reports and targets; draw parallels between Covid and Climate; demystify the hype, tired clichés, corporate-speak and acronyms. She will share tips and techniques that do the work for us around the trending jargon called the “circular economy”, conscious procurement and sustainable supply chain… surprisingly simply ways to make better choices… better choices that we should and “they” must make.
An entertaining motivation and a call to action to leave the group feeling well-informed, confident and with the courage to demand actions that will future-proof families and careers.
The Zoom link is below.
Lorraine Jenks is a global TEDx speaker, a greening facilitator and a sustainable procurement, supply chain and circularity specialist. A teacher by profession (University of the Witwatersrand), she has two additional Montessori Method qualifications.
A certified Climate Reality Leader trained by Former US Vice President, Al Gore, Lorraine also studied under the United Nations Eco-Labelling Project, the National Cleaner Production Programme, Green Building Council’s Interior Design and Décor, Green Leaf Carbon Auditors and is a qualified Procurement and Supply Chain Manager.
With her unique style, Lorraine has become a popular international speaker. She runs workshops, consults and manages fully furnished “green” exhibition homes and hotels.
Her career as an activist began in the 1970s during her “hippie” years when she travelled to California and worked with the brand new Environmental Protection Agency. After returning to South Africa Lorraine spent 15 years as Contracts and Procurement Manager for Africa’s largest hotel chain – working on new builds, refurbishments, management and operations. It became her personal mission to find a more eco-friendly version of every product and service in her Purchasing Manual.
Winner of 20 awards and honours in her 70s, along with her indomitable team she also manages two leading non-profit “yellow page” product directories – www.hotelstuff.co.za for all sectors and www.greenstuff.co.za which lists only eco-friendly goods and services. These are used by up to 33,000 buyers every month.
Lorraine will share the latest science, some practical tips, techniques and solutions to help you future proof your family and your career and to feel in better control of an uncertain future.
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