Sustainability Talk

Sustainability Talk


In the spirit of Roaster Smackdown 2019©, we present to you a panel discussion on business sustainability to empower you to make small business changes that could benefit you and the planet.
Sponsored by Oatly + Paramount Coffee Project.
Thursday 6th June 5:30PM-8:00PM
80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills
Paramount Coffee Project


  • Kobi Morris - Paramount Coffee Project

  • Cass Hay - Owner Hara Whole Foods
    Plant-based catering

  • Matt Mckay - Yerrabingin
    World's first Indigenous rooftop farms

  • Suzanne Haddon - Owner of RooCreate
    Compostable and sustainable packaging

  • Nicole Barnes - Huskee
    Re-useable Cup made from coffee husk raw material

  • Murat Keskin - Ooooby
    Local, organic produce subscription

Key take-away points:

- Learn about tips and tricks on how to help your business to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly. 
- Learn where and how to source sustainable products that benefit your local community.
- Learn how to minimise and carefully dispose of your waste.

Come join us for a delightful and informative evening.


Hara Whole Foods 

Cass Hay created Hara Whole Foods with the belief that the 'simple act of eating should always be steeped in joy, gratitude and most of all deliciousness'. She filled the gap in the industry with her approachable plant-based catering which aims to provide a dining experience that celebrates seasonal produce that is locally sourced and organic.


Yerrabingin is a visionary start-up organisation aimed in providing a non-conventional approach in addressing Aboriginal disadvantage while creating inter-generational capital for future generations to thrive. They aim to deliver and manage Australia’s first Indigenous urban food production farm. This young organisation will hold regular workshops focusing on Aboriginal cultural, native permaculture, environmental sustainability, physical and mental health.


Suzanne Haddon created RooCreate with one thing in mind, to eliminate waste through innovative sustainable packaging design by removing unnecessary waste without sacrificing design. RooCreate revolutionises the branding industry and offers a unique branding experience using biodegradable materials that produces minimal carbon footprint and a cohesive and simple experience for consumers.


Huskee help to recycle hundreds of tonnes of waste material from the production of coffee by creating cups that are sophisticated and sustainable in its nature. Every Huskee Cup was created from coffee husk as a raw material. Coffee husk is an organic waste material that’s produced at the milling stage of coffee production. 


The sole purpose of the company is to make a product that is easy for people to enjoy without costing the planet in the process. They have a range of plant-based drink made from oat with attention to detail on growing, harvesting and processing oats into refreshing products that people can enjoy and benefit from.


Starting in a backyard in Newtown in 2013 with 12 customers, has to date delivered over 70,000 boxes of local food to more than 3,000 Sydney residents. Ooooby work with a rich network of local and organic growers and suppliers, supporting our local communities.

”We believe that changing the way we produce and distribute food is fundamental to solving the world’s most pressing social and ecological problems.”