SydDT #83: Plastic Free July with Jo Taranto

SydDT #83: Plastic Free July with Jo Taranto

We were very lucky to have Jo Taranto from Good for the Hood speak about Whose Job is Change? at Sydney Design Thinking #83 as part of Plastic Free July. Jo shared compelling stories about the role grassroots solutions play in strengthening the social and ecological connection of communities… and of course that we all have an important role to play in taking positive climate action, and no good change comes from deflecting to others.

Thanks to everyone who came and made it a fun night! Couldn’t make it or just want to relive it? You can watch it now.

A huge thanks to Michelle Cabanela, Brenton Kalisch, and Gina Snodgrass from ThinkPlace for hosting and sponsoring… and thanks to the rest of the organising crew Kate Linton, Kylie Mageropoulos, Zoe (Rosen) Gibson, and Lucas Mara. We’re a small volunteer team who put this together every month.

Our next SydDT is on Thursday, 10 August. This one is a design megameetup with our friends at IxDA Sydney, CCX, and EUX in the lead up to UX Australia. We’ll have four speakers from this year’s UXA do a 10-minute lightning talk. Come and hear from Sarah Stokes and Sarah Heimeier – with a couple more to confirm.

Meetup Announcement

Thursday, 13 July 2023 @ 6pm. ThinkPlace, Sydney

Please join us for some thought provoking conversation with interesting people keen on design thinking. Using design thinking to contribute to a positive impact on people, our planet, and business has always been core to what SydDT is all about.

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. The small changes we collectively take make a massive difference and that’s what the challenge is. Get involved!


Jo Taranto

Managing Director, Good for the Hood
Jo Taranto is a leading sustainability educator and speaker – partnering with councils, schools, and business to build skills and inspire behaviour change. She’s worked internationally in mental health, community development, and rehabilitation settings.

In 2018 she co-founded social enterprise consultancy, Good for the Hood with a mission to create more connected and sustainable communities all over Australia. She was nominated for Citizen of the year in her own community of Ryde and won several awards including Volunteer Group of the year for her local campaigns.

Jo has worked with over 200 organisations areas and has appeared on national television and media outlets sharing her passion for good citizenship and sustainability. She’s currently the co-host of a new Channel 10 TV series called Planet Shapers.

Jo passionately believes in the role grassroots solutions play in strengthening the social and ecological connection of communities. She advocates that everyone has a role to play in making their community or organisation a positive force for good.

Event Sponsor

Thanks to ThinkPlace for sponsoring this event.