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MEDIA RELEASE - A vision for a cleaner future in 2040

22 August 2019

Sustainability, climate change and waste reduction will be on the agenda for the Glenelg Shire’s 20 year community vision, with a leading local expert set to share her knowledge at the upcoming 2040 Launch Event.

Sustainability educator and environmental philosopher Sally Jensen will be a keynote speakers for the Glenelg Shire 2040 Launch Event on Monday 16 September at the Portland Civic Hall from 5:30pm.

The Portland based educator holds a PhD in Education for Sustainability and facilitates Sustainability Victoria's innovative ResourceSmart School's Program; supporting teachers and schools to become more sustainable places.

Most recently she has trained with former American politician turned environmentalist Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader and is ready to share crucial up-to-date climate science with relevance to our region.

“My presentation for the 2040 launch event will focus on climate change, biodiversity loss and waste pollution, and the need to take up the opportunity of our time now to work meaningfully towards a sustainable future for all,” she said.

“I will share current insights and provide tips on what small changes we can make as individuals.

“Above all I hope to inspire courageous conversations for the betterment of our future. The information might be challenging and uncomfortable, but it is more important than ever to make meaningful changes now to create a cleaner, brighter future for generations to come.”

The Glenelg Shire 2040 Launch event will also feature presentations from statisticians, futurists and other local experts to help unpack the key priorities for the community’s collective future.

For further information and to keep up to date with event updates, please visit the official 2040 Launch Event website at

To register your attendance for the Glenelg Shire 2040 Launch Event please visit the website or call 1300 GLENELG. Free transportation from townships across the shire will also be arranged upon demand.

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