Our Woman of The Moment is the inspiring Eminè Mehmet, a Global Sustainability Ambassador who is passionate about making sustainable design accessible to everyone.
Read on to find out more!
1. Describe yourself in 6 words?
Optimist, creative, intuitive, energetic, authentic, passionate
2. What are you doing at the present?
I’m a Global Sustainability Ambassador as well as a Sustainability Brand Ambassador, for companies in the Design and Construction industry who want to increase their Sustainable Profile. My focus is to make sustainability easily accessible to everyone, not just the experts. You might call me a sustainable communicator. I have a number of sustainable initiatives from a sustainable design competition called The Big Shift Sustainable Design Competition to a sustainable design event. I’ve also been working on a range of sustainable products I call ‘Salute to the Sun’.
3. What inspires you?
Witnessing the changing world and what this means to the future of the planet and the future of the human population. Being a part of this change.
4. Is there an experience or time that has truly changed the way you live?
It’s been a gradual process. I’ve always been conscious of well being and the environment in some shape or form.
However, Five years ago, I traveled to Northern Cyprus where my parents were born and where fresh water is a luxury. If you want fresh water, you have to buy it. It gets delivered to you in a tank. Otherwise, the water out of the tap is salt water from the ocean. Experiencing that really gave me a reality check and made me realise how real environmental issues were.
5. Do you have a message or a tip for the 1 Million Women community about how to live by the principle that ‘less equals more?
Be a mindful consumer, consider what you are buying, why you’re buying it, where it came from, how it was made, who made it, what it’s made from and what will happen to it at the end of its life i.e. how can it be recycled.
A bit more: Eminè Mehmet is a Global Sustainability Ambassador and Sustainability Brand Ambassador and was recently made Ambassador of The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. She is passionate about Design and Sustainability and intertwines these passions making them easily accessible to everyone, not just the experts.
She is a Green Star Accredited Professional, Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia and a past President of the Design Institute of Australia New South Wales Council. Eminè has appeared on television programs including “Bright Ideas”, Channel 10 and “Home” on the Lifestyle Channel.
For more information head to www.eminemehmet.com