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    How to Save The Whole Blinkin' Planet - Book Launch + Climate Comms Q&A

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    Join science and climate communicator and presenter, Lee Constable at the launch of her new book, 'How to Save the Whole Blinkin' Planet: A Renewable Energy Adventure!' (Penguin).

    This fireside chat and Q&A hosted by climate and mental health journalist, Elfy Scott, will cover topics such as:

    - How do we communicate about climate + energy with the whole blinkin' planet?

    - Avoiding eco-anxiety when talking to kids (or anyone)

    - Humour for climate conversations

    - Why tell a climate, science and tech story as a superhero adventure?

    - Learnings re waste and sustainability education from book one - 'How to Save the Whole STINKIN' Planet: A Garbological Adventure' (eg. many of the responses I got were from grown ups who learned a lot which was a stealthy aim of the first book and Blinkin' Planet too!)

    - Combatting biased fossil fuel sponsored energy education (a form of greenwashing)

    The audience will also be encouraged to bring their own burning questions. While the book itself is for kids 8-12yr old, this discussion will be engaging for adults.

    Following the Q&A people will be welcome to purchase copies of the book and have them signed.

    About the book:

    Let’s go on a renewable energy adventure and imagine a brighter future for the whole blinkin’ planet! Join engaging TV host and science communicator Lee Constable and award-winning graphic novelist and ex-quantum physicist Aśka, as they explore the future of energy.

    Join an electrifying mission exploring the future of energy! Find out more about everyday energy, our fossil-fuel climate culprits – coal, oil and gas – and the exciting world of renewables.
    Power up your brains! As an imagineer and eco-superhero, you will level up your energy know-how through quick quizzes and shocking facts, and learn more about the science behind power.
    You can be a bright spark just like our superhero, Captain Kilowatt. It’s going to be a tonne of blinkin’ fun!

    About the Author:
    Lee Constable is a science and sustainability presenter and edu-tainer. She is best known for hosting Network 10 kids’ science TV show Scope. Her TV appearances also include Studio 10, ABC News Breakfast and War on Waste (Season Three). Lee is the author of How to Save the Whole Stinkin’ Planet: A Garbological Adventure and How to Save the Whole Blinkin' Planet: A Renewable Energy Adventure.

    Growing up on her family’s sheep farm in rural New South Wales during severe drought inspired Lee to pursue her interest in science, climate and the environment in a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Honours). While studying a Masters of Science Communication she toured remote and regional Australia in the Questacon Science Circus, hosted a radio show on 2XXFM and SYN Nation, and founded Co-Lab: Science Meets Street Art

    Lee regularly presents Instagram and Tiktok explainer videos for her own channels as well as other organisations and works as an MC and freelance science and sustainability communicator. In her spare time, she enjoys scuba diving and delivering science-y stand-up comedy routines as her Drag King alter ego Milton MANgo. You can find Lee constantly babbling on all social media platforms as @Constababble.

    About the MC:

    Elfy Scott is an award-winning freelance journalist, presenter, and producer with a particular interest in climate science and mental health. Elfy holds a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences from the University of New South Wales and a Master’s degree in Advanced Journalism from the University of Technology, Sydney. Her debut book The One Thing We’ve Never Spoken About was published in early 2023 with Pantera Press and focuses on the silence and stigma that still surrounds complex mental health conditions in Australia. Elfy's career has seen her work with many high profile media orgs and brands including The Saturday Paper, The Guardian, The Age, Crikey, The Feed, BuzzFeed News, VICE, Triple j, Google, Snapchat, and Greenpeace. You may know her from hosting and producing podcasts, including the Spotify exclusive Australian politics show Left Right Out and The Green Canary, an environmental news podcast.

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