If you had 12 months' paid leave, what would you do?
Since I’ve been in the Waste Minimisation team, I've learnt so much about waste and the environment – concepts at the core of my art practice – and all that information is bubbling away and ready to come out in my next project. So I would use the time to develop a new body of work.
I would also love to learn te reo Māori, do lots of gardening, learn about food foraging, read more, and have some sleep-ins.
Is there anything you want to add Jo?
Yes! It’s great to have the opportunity to get the 'reducing waste' word out there as much as possible.
If you want to book an education session, landfill tour, or check out our funding for waste minimisation initiatives, send us an email email@example.com or check out the Waste Education webpage.
Not sure if an item is recyclable? Take a look at the information on ‘Sorting and preparing your rubbish and recycling’.
The ‘what to do with your waste’ itemised search tool is also really handy and will give you information on if an item is recyclable through Wellington City Council kerbside collections, if it's recyclable through another scheme in Wellington, and tips on how to reduce this waste in the future.
If you want to embrace more of a zero waste lifestyle and start consuming less, analysing what you are buying, and choosing reusables and package-free, check out our ‘sustainable grocery shopping’ page and The Rubbish Trip.
If you’re interested in working with Jo and the team, they are currently looking for a Waste Minimisation Officer and Waste Educator.