Proceeding from UN strategy the next 10 years were declared as the period for small farmers development. Major goals are reducing poverty and improving global food security. Small family farming, besides of poverty and food control, can also be a key to reaching some global goals: gender equality, good health and well-being, sustainable community growth, […]
World’s Biggest Garage Sale is proudly an impact venture (social enterprise), balancing the triple bottom line of people, planet and purpose. While activating the circular economy to provide positive benefit to the environment and people, we are also committed to creating jobs for vulnerable and marginalised members of our community. The circular economy is predicted to grow to a value of $4.5-trillion by the year 2030. The World Economic Forum has proposed a more circular industrial model could enhance the vitality of labour markets. Through our own pilot project in resource recovery, we are proving this model, creating local employment opportunities particularly in entry-level and semi-skilled jobs for vulnerable community members. This is particularly important in developed countries where employment in semi-skilled and skilled labour has been increasingly outsourced to other nations.
In Australia and many other countries, the COVID-19 crisis has been met with a call for our country to become more self-reliant by boosting our shrinking manufacturing industry. This, along with record-breaking highs in unemployment, gives us the opportunity to transform the future of work through the circular economy.
This session will explore how to create jobs out of ‘old stuff’ through a circular model making our economy more self-reliant via resources that already exist and upskilling local communities to provide much-needed employment. By growing a circular model we not only create jobs and wealth from waste, but we also save the environment and developing nations from the multitude of negative externalities associated with intensive resource extraction and production to meet our current consumption behaviours. We will discuss some of these benefits in relation to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Yasmin Grigaliunas, CEO and Co-founder, World’s Biggest Garage Sale
Leanne Kemp, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur
Luke Terry, Co-founder and CEO, White Box Enterprises
- Yasmin Grigaliunas Linkedin Profile
- World's Biggest Garage Sale website
- World Economic Forum report: An economic opportunity worth billions - Charting the new territory
- Australia's manufacturing pivot in a post-coronavirus world as COVID19 creates a 'new era' for the economy
- The circular economy could create an enormous jobs boom