Michelle Dado-Millynn Peta Tynan Sustainable Futures Convention 2017, 25-26 March Gloucester NSW

Boomerang Bags

Michelle Dado-Millynn & Peta Tynan: Creating a culture of reuse.

Boomerang Bags community groups, now established across Australia, make recycled fabric bags to replace plastic bags in shopping outlets and by doing so help creature a culture of reuse. In this workshop, presenters Michelle Dado-Millynn and Peta Tynan will talk about why it matters how it all works. They will inspire you through audio visuals and personal stories with what is being achieved by the Dungog group established in 2016 and the recently formed Gloucester group, and how you can support this exciting initiative.

Michelle Dado-Millynn is the coordinator of Boomerang bags Dungog. She has worked in the theatre, film and television industry for 30 years. As a qualified production designer, educator and animal nurse she has had a lifelong passion for and involvement in natural world conservation. Michelle and her husband Peter moved from Sydney to the Lower Barrington in 2012 where they share a tree change sanctuary home with their horses, cows, dogs, cat and a menagerie of wildlife. She works to educate and raise awareness about plastic pollution and other natural world issues in the region and beyond. Michelle believes in engaging and inspiring people to care and thus change their behaviour and the choices they make every day – our kid’s and the natural world’s future are depending on it .

Peta Tynan is the coordinator of Boomerang Bags Gloucester. Peta is a tree-changer, drawn away from the big smoke by her love of nature and inclusive communities. Whilst her professional life has been in the health care sector, a passion for music and the environment has seen her participation in many local projects. The decision to take positive action by an involvement with creating an alternative to plastic shopping bags is in line with her belief that everyone can make a difference in this exciting era of awareness.