Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen has today announced Dare Kavanagh, CEO of Reverse Garbage, as the 2018 Summer Hill Woman of the Year.

Ms Kavanagh has been the CEO of Reverse Garbage since 2014, one of Australia’s oldest sustainability social enterprises. Reverse Garbage has gone from strength to strength under Ms Kavanagh’s leadership and was recently awarded the Inner West 2017 Sustainable Business Award for Community Leadership. Ms Kavanagh was also recently elected to the National Board of Zero Waste Australia.

Ms Haylen also noted that Ms Kavanagh is a dedicated inner west resident and volunteers with Dulwich Hill-Marrickville Scouts, teaches ethics at Wilkins Public School and sits on the board of grant-giving organisation Lesbians Incorporated.

Ms Kavanagh recently announced the end of her tenure as CEO. Ms Haylen extended her sincere congratulations to Ms Kavanagh on her leadership of Reverse Garbage over the last three and half years.

Quotes attributable to Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill

“Reverse Garbage is an iconic Marrickville institution that is renowned across Sydney. Dare has led Reverse Garbage from strength to strength during her time as CEO.

“Dare’s commitment to social change, sustainability and waste reduction has cemented Reverse Garbage as a hub of environmental advocacy and education in our community.

“Dare is a dedicated inner westie, not only has she been at the helm of a local social enterprise, but she is also busy in ethics education, LGBTIQ advocacy and youth leadership.

Quotes attributable to Dare Kavanagh, Summer Hill Woman of the Year

“I love working, living and raising my family in the inner west, and am honoured have been awarded a title as exciting as ‘Woman of the Year’ for 2018!"