Nichelle Lyster and Larissa Rose ran point on all of the GWC’s sustainability initiatives and did an amazing job—especially with vendors in their supply chain. The gift bags were sourced locally in Coffs Harbour and with the Ethical Trading Initiative stamp. Attendees were given a reusable take-out coffee cup inside the gift bags and the Australian Spring Waterman provided bulk refillable water. Meals were served with metal cutlery and plates while biodegradable take-out options (no straws) were available through the local catering partner, The Green Room. Interview with vendors confirmed that they were all impressed by how thorough the event was in considering the life cycle of all products and aligning with environmentally and socially responsible suppliers.