Free Public Lecture by John de Graaf: Shorter Work Time – The Vital Link between Wellbeing and Sustainability.

Zero Waste SA and The University of Adelaide invite you to a free public lecture by John de Graaf on the topic of, Shorter Work Time – The Vital Link between Wellbeing and Sustainability.

Date: Tuesday 4 September

Time: 1.15pm – sharp

Venue: Elder Hall, The University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus

Register: Register here

Abstract: More and more Australians are experiencing time pressures associated with managing paid work, family and finding opportunities for rest, exercise and enjoying leisure activities. Why is this, given our increases in workplace productivity and efficiency since the post-war era? John de Graaf will talk about how taking back our time and sharing the load is essential to reducing unemployment, improving wellbeing and living sustainably.

John de Graaf is Executive Director of Take Back Your Time, an organisation challenging time poverty and overwork in the United States and Canada and the co-founder and senior partner of The Happiness Initiative. An author and independent producer of television documentaries, he is a frequent speaker on issues of overwork and over-consumption in the United States. Graaf is co-author of the best-selling Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, and, What’s The Economy For, Anyway? Why It’s Time To Stop Chasing Growth And Start Pursuing Happiness, published in 2011.

Zero Waste SA is recognised for its leadership in recycling and resource management.  Through collaboration, education, advocacy and financial incentives, Zero Waste SA is stimulating innovative practices to drive resource efficiency and help South Australians meet South Australia’s Strategic Plan target to ‘reduce waste to landfill by 35% by 2020.’


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