International Women’s Day Morning Tea 2023

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Find out more about our speakers, Cath & Jennie

Catherine Krestyn & Jennie Irving – Boroondara Hard Rubbish Rehome

Who hasn’t driven past a pile of hard rubbish on the nature strip and thought, “What a waste!” Or stopped for a furtive rummage to pick up something they could use. Perhaps you’re quite relaxed posting around a pile, finding items you can donate to local op shops.

As kids, Jennie and Cath spent countless hours delighting in the treasures to be found in hard rubbish piles. Not much has changed!

In September 2022, after extensive research and planning, coupled with our passion for sustainability, we saw a gap in local solutions to the hard rubbish issue. This led us to proudly co-founding Boroondara Hard Rubbish Rehome Inc. (BHRR).

BHRR is a sustainability-focused community group. Non-profit and entirely volunteer-run, it retrieves usable resources from hard rubbish piles and gives them a new life, rehoming them with both charitable organisations and individuals. It also provides a platform for members to re-home their own surplus items for free.


Find out more about International Women’s Day

The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.

International Women’s Day have lots of resources discussing the differences between equality and equity on their website, which is linked here and below if you’d like to find out more.