Giving Back - OzHarvest donations

As a nature lover I am passionate about caring for our environment. Did you know that I chose to spend 8 months of my life travelling Australia and living in a tent! I think this experience gave me the unique opportunity to connect with nature on a deeper level than is present in our modern lives.

I'm a fanatical recycler of everything! And many years ago I stopped buying junk.

I am deeply concerned with the impact our daily lives have on the world around us. I was super excited when my local council recently introduced curbside food scraps recycling, turning it into compost and saving it from land fill.

Even though I'm a tiny speck in the world I want to leave a healthy world to my children. So every week I take my soft plastics back to the supermarket to be made into useful products like park benches. I don't buy clothing if what I have is fine, I even wear my growing kids discarded fashions. I spend countless minutes everyday training my family on the proper use of the recycling symbols on packaging and the correct bins for discarding waste. I walk to the shops instead of driving and I try to buy food that has no packaging. I could go on...don't get me started.... but I'll stop here for now.

One last thing - the packaging I use for wrapping my paintings has all been sustainably sourced so that it is compostable, biodegradable or recyclable.

Obviously sustainable living is a huge interest and priority for me. This is why I'm a big supporter of the work of OzHarvest who have been fighting food waste for over 16 years through their food rescue, education programs and sustainability work.

Founded by Ronni Kahn AO in 2004 after noticing the huge volume of food going to waste, OzHarvest has quickly grown to become Australia’s leading food rescue organisation.

OzHarvest is on a mission to ‘Nourish our Country’ by stopping good food from going to waste and delivering it to charities that help feed people in need. Their yellow vans are out and about in communities every day, collecting quality surplus food from a network of donors, including supermarkets, cafes, delis, restaurants, corporate kitchens, airlines, hotels and other food businesses.

OzHarvest are constantly looking for new ways to inspire and educate people about food waste, food security and sustainability.  Through their education programs and advocacy work, they hope to inspire others to change behaviour and help reach the national target of halving food waste by 2030.