Amanda MckenzieWe are pleased to announce our October speaker: Amanda McKenzie – CEO The Climate Council & Co-founder AYCC

Following the success of our re-launch last month in Sydney we are pleased to announce RSVP are now open for our October event. Tickets are limited so please RSVP early.

Amanda is a passionate sustainability leader and social entrepreneur, and the incoming CEO of the Climate Council, established recently to replace the Climate Commission, which was axed by the Federal Government. Amanda has been instrumental in setting up the new Australian Climate Council as an independent replacement to the Climate Commission, funded through crowd sourcing public donations. Amanda worked as a senior communications advisor to the Commission.

She is also the Chair of the Centre for Australian Progress, and previously Co-Founded and lead the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, building a non-partisan movement of 80,000 young Australians to tackle the climate crisis. For this work, she was acknowledged as the 2009 Environment Minister’s Young Environmentalist of the Year and 2009 Rotary Young Achiever of the Year.

Amanda has led three Australian youth delegations to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and participated as a Youth Advisor to the Australian Government’s delegation in 2007. Amanda has been part of building the global youth climate movement helping to organise the Conference of Youth at the UN Climate Conference in 2007 and 2008. Her international work has also extended to her selection as a key spokesperson for Greenpeace International’s Voices of Change campaign in 2009 which reached 180 million people. Amanda graduated from a Bachelor of Laws with honours from Monash University in 2007 after completing an Arts degree from Melbourne University in 2004.  Her honours thesis, which was granted a High Distinction, considered the integration of an Australian emissions trading scheme into the global carbon market.


An open invitation is extended to all who are “passionate about sustainability” to come and mingle with like minded people and listen to a speaker share their sustainability story.

Scheduled from 6 pm – 8 pm, most of the evening is networking. There is a short presentation and guest speaker at ~7 pm followed by a few community announcements.

When you register to attend, please share with your social networks and encourage other interested friends and colleagues to register and join us for a great evening. 

Our volunteers will have professional name tags ready for collection at the door.

For courtesy, please contact us if you register and then cannot attend.

The Sustainability Drinks belief is that through the sharing of ideas, and stories of success, we can help create the change that we want to see in this world.

These events provide an opportunity to meet other people interested in creating a more sustainable world, exchange ideas and hear different perspectives about the social and environmental challenges we face. Attendees meet a wide range of passionate people who are interested in making a positive difference.

At Sustainability Drinks you buy your own drinks (we provide some complimentary nibbles) and the atmosphere enables people to introduce themselves and feel comfortable with meeting new people and exchanging ideas. We encourage people to join us and invite friends and colleagues who share the same values.