Daisy with workshop participants making zero waste products

About

About me

Let me tell you a few things I’m not; I am not vegan, plastic free, young, zero waste, activist. It’s not that any of those things aren’t fantastic but I am not a label and neither should you be! I am a person who is doing the very best she can to try and reduce her impact on the planet. My name is Daisy and it’s nice to meet you!

My background is in environmental science and I work with remote and regional Aboriginal producers in Western Australia. In 2019 I was awarded the Seven News WA Young Achiever Award for my work. You can hear me talking with ABC about my work here!

I am currently abroad working with an NGO in Senegal. In 2020 I’ll be back working in Australia and finally beginning a masters in Anthropology and Development!

Work stuff aside, I am a personal journey, one that I’m sure many of you are on as well; a journey to a more minimal impact lifestyle. I refuse to believe that today’s consumerist, inefficient and wasteful lifestyle is the best we’ve got!

I am trying to learn everything I can about minimal impact living so I can live a life that is not only better for the planet but better for the people in it. I’ll use this blog to share with you what I learn on my journey. And I hope you can teach me a thing or two along the way too!

With love

Daisy.

Events

Upcoming

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Past

Introduction to Plastic Free Living, Gold Coast QLD, 3 August 2019

I ran my second workshop, “Introduction to Plastic Free Living” at Project Sustainable Youth at Bond University on the Gold Coast.

In my workshop we spoke about the benefits of avoiding plastic for the planet, your health and your pocket followed by some messy, hands on, fun! Participants learnt how to make their own beeswax wraps, toothpaste, coffee scrub and laundry powder.

The workshop had 28 participants ranging in age from 12 to 60 years old. I loved this workshop as I got to connect with a young group of sustainably minded individuals. Their enthusiasm for the environment and reducing their plastic was inspiring. And we had a lot of fun!

Zero Waste Workshop, Broome WA, 23 March 2019

I ran my first public Zero Waste Workshop in Broome. Nine people attended the three hour workshop where we learnt how to make multiple plastic free and zero waste products. You can listen to my radio interview with ABC about the workshop and sustainable living, here.

Participants made beeswax wraps, deodorant, toothpaste lip balm and sunscreen from natural and plastic free ingredients. I’m proud to say that this workshop was completely plastic free and utilised mostly second hand materials.

The profits of this workshop supported me in completing volunteer work in Senegal with a local NGO assisting local producers with agricultural business development.

Work with me

I would love to work with you! Get in touch by heading over to my contact form or send me an email at sustainable.simply@outlook.com. See below to get an idea on some of the ways we can work together.

Advertising

I am more than happy to share products I use and love myself and brands whose values I align with! I can offer advertising space on my website, Instagram posts and stories and dedicated blog posts. Please contact me and I will send you my media kit!

Pubic Speaking

My topics include:

  • Sustainable living covering all aspects of a plastic free and minimal impact lifestyle
  • Sustainable agriculture where I discuss regenerative agricultural practices, climate change and my professional life working in the agricultural industry in remote and rural Australia.

I keep my presentations positive and focus on the benefits a minimal impact lifestyle will have on not only the environment but your lifestyle, health and savings.

Presentations can be as informal or formal as you like ranging from 5-60 minutes. I have spoken to groups of up to 100 and delivered presentations in person and via live conferencing.

I have presented to students from Charles Sturt University and University of Queensland and producers and industry stakeholders in the West Australian agricultural industry.

Workshops

I adore running hands on workshops on sustainable and plastic free living. Participants are able to make a range of zero waste products from beauty to kitchen, laundry and more. The size of the class and facilities available will influence the products we can make. I have run workshops both with a basic classroom setup and a full kitchen, so either facility works! My workshops are a family friendly event with participants of all ages. I aspire to run my workshops with as little waste as possible, sourcing my materials plastic free and second hand.

Yoga

I completed my 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in Tibetan Heart Yoga in Morocco in 2019. I would love to help you host a yoga event! Examples could include free yoga for the public, yoga brunches, yoga and sustainability workshops and many more.

Interviews

Let’s chat! Similar to my public speaking, I am happy to talk about either sustainable and plastic free living or my work in the Australian agricultural industry. I have had multiple interviews for digital and print publications as well as radio. Head to my Press section to see what I have done in the past.

Content creation

Communications is a big part of my personal and professional work life. I would be more than happy to help you with content creation in the form of articles and blogs and the creation of resources, images and media. You can head to my Instagram and Blog to see the content I create for Sustainable Simply. Please contact me with details of your project and what you have in mind, I’d love to discuss!

Press

Radio and Podcasts

ABC Radio Interview – Sustainable Living and Zero Waste Workshops

ABC Radio Interview – Kimberley pastoral business worker honoured with Young Achiever Award

Generation Ag Podcast Feature

Print

The Broome Advertiser – Daisy wins top gong state agriculture award

MLA Feedback Magazine – Next generation in farming extension

Rural Regional Remote Women’s Network Magazine 2018 – Aboriginal Women Driving Change in the WA Beef Industry

Research & Reviews: Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences Published Article

Digital

Farm Weekly – Development officer wins young achiever award

Countryman – Outback agriculture lands Daisy top gong

The Western Australian – Young agriculture achievers up for award

Farm Table Article Feature – Cell grazing, the origin, benefits and criticisms

Central Station Blog -They’ll make a Western Australian out of me yet

Central Station Blog – Gold Coast, Outback, Dongara… Broome

Queensland Academy for Creative Industries Alumni Feature