It’s a wrap says campaigner

June 07, 2018

Sam Ferrier with boomerang bags. Photo by Luke Hemer.

A STORK wrapped and trapped in plastic on the front page of Friday’s Riverine Herald told the twin towns why plastic must go.

And tomorrow, founder of the Echuca Moama Plastic Bag Free Samantha Ferrier will explain the role everyone has to play to reduce the footprint humans are having on the earth.

It will be the fifth episode of the Spreading the Good Stuff live conversation series at Junction, Moama.

Sam will dive deep to explore her slow approach to life and her deep passion for the environment and sustainability.

Sam is an environmentalist, change-agent and firm advocate for living a slow and wholehearted life. She is also responsible for the Boomerang Bags movement which has made about 2000 reusable bags in Echuca-Moama.

Sam believes by choosing ‘slow’ we can not only help the earth but also improve our relationships and life experience.

‘‘I have always had a passion for the environment, in some way or another,’’ Sam said.

‘‘I want to ensure that the planet we are borrowing from our grandchildren is thriving and sustainable.

‘‘We live in such a throwaway and convenient society, where instant gratification and monetary wealth often take precedence over environmental stewardship and richness in relationships, culture and experiences.

‘‘At the same time, we have seen a flourishing of grassroots movements towards caring for our earth and our people, and this excites me. I want to foster these community initiatives and believe that these ripples are the pathway to change … slow and meaningful change.’’

Sponsored by Junction Moama, #spreadingthegoodstuff events examine the lives of extraordinary individuals in the region who are making a positive impact across their communities.

Tickets are $30, are strictly limited and they must be purchased before the day.

Good stuff will be spread from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

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