I first heard about the ‘Learning without Landfill’ initiative at WellVet Weekend 2018, when I was present for talk by one of the founders, Jane Davidson (janervn.com).
In the words of Jane, and her co-founder, Jo Hinde, here is the ethos behind the ‘Learning without Landfill’ movement: “We aim to engage with veterinary professionals, conference planners, exhibitors & delegates to help make large conferences & veterinary practices more eco friendly. We want to work together to reduce, reuse & recycle at external events and within each practice to ensure that the veterinary profession are committed to caring for our environment as well as our animals”.
Since starting the initiative, Jane and Jo have had some really impressive results, by getting veterinary companies, and the organisers of some large veterinary conferences, such as BSAVA, and the London Vet Show, to sign up to their pledge to commit to exhibiting in a more eco-friendly manner.
It was always my goal when qualifying as a yoga teacher to run yoga and meditation CPD events for veterinary professionals, and I am so excited to be starting here in NZ in February 2019, with ‘Surgery to Sanctuary‘ in Christchurch and Auckland. It’s really important to me that VetYogi events are run in a conscious, eco-friendly, and ethical way, so I am more than happy to sign the LWL pledge:
Check them out on Facebook here: Learning Without Landfill and you can also follow them on Twitter.
If you would like more information on the upcoming ‘Surgery to Sanctuary’ events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or to request a booking form.
Here’s the event programme to give you a taster of how the day will run:
Hope to see you there!