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How digital tech will make you an eco-consumer


Tuesday 4 April from 8pm to 9pm

It’s not easy being green – yet. But AI, blockchain and fintech technologies aim to turn us into low carbon consumers.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports are clear: green energy and planting trees are no longer enough to mitigate climate change. We need to take climate action as individuals.

We’re told to reduce energy use, find affordable green energy, navigate second hand shopping and take up various types of recycling. But knowing what to do is confusing and many well-intentioned attempts can be thwarted by eco guilt.

Janet talks about how AI, blockchain and fintech are taking the mental load out of green living.


Janet Salem is the co-founder of FootprintLab, which integrates sustainability data into fintech. She is also a PhD candidate with the University of Sydney’s Integrated Sustainability Analysis team. Prior to this, Janet spent 17 years working on circular economy and sustainable lifestyles at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and the United Nations Environment Programme in Vienna, Paris and Bangkok. She is the 2022 winner of the Ada Lovelace Medal which recognises excellence in engineering.

Also speaking at the Abercrombie at 6:00PM is Dr Clement Canonne

About the venue - The Abercrombie

The Abercrombie has undergone an incredible transformation with three venues now under the one roof.

On ground floor is the Abercrombie’s incredible club space with a state of the art sound system, public bar, and beer garden with a full pub menu and pizza by the slice.

For a more relaxed atmosphere, venture upstairs to Casa Rosa, a playful, late-night Italo-disco cocktail lounge and rooftop terrace with an eclectic mix of DJs on high rotation throughout the week.

Head into the adjoining terraces, for Chippendale's (very) late-night wine bar and shop, Lil Sis. Inspired by the charming ‘cave à vins’ found in the neighbourhoods of Paris.

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