Guild Volunteering is launching the first in a series of conversations with UWA Alumni who are leaders in the non-profit and community benefit sector.
Our first guest is Bruce Abbott, Managing Director of Replants.com and CEO of Cultural Corridors. Replants.com is a social enterprise that rescues native vegetation from land-clearing sites and relocates them to a new home. The profits from the business support a wide variety of initiatives, including creating community gardens for schools, fundraising for charities, and supporting public art. Most notably, Replants.com supports a variety of initiatives related to promoting indigenous culture and connection to land, of which the grass tree is particularly significant.
Fundamentally Replants aims to gently challenge the mainstream relationship with land. Replants.com supports the creation of a contemporary Australian Culture that draws heavily on indigenous ways of seeing and being and has as its primary reference point caring for country and the people, plants and animals it sustains.
Bruce Abbott is a UWA Alumni and this conversation is an opportunity to see the experiences, values, and philosophy that has informed the creation of this unique social enterprise.
We look forward to having you join us for our first in Conversations event.
This is a free event.
Staff and members of the public: email [email protected]
Students: go to www.bitly.com/iCBruce