Dr Paul Harvey is an award winning environmental scientist, science communicator, speaker and author of The Plasticology Project.
With clients including Transurban, Allens Linklaters and Orica, Paul is recognised globally for his expertise.
In addition to being a prominent scientist, Paul is a familiar face in the media. He has regularly contributed to the discussion on environmental matters as a commentator for Al Jazeera English News, Channel 7 Sunrise, ABC Radio, and many more.
Paul has spoken to audiences all over the world, and is known for being engaging, entertaining and thought provoking.
Paul has featured in the New Scientist, COSMOS Magazine and others.
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My Speaking Topics
The Power of Us
The modern human relationship with nature presents many challenges. Week after week television and social media tell a tale of doom for the planet. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Every day, scientists, policy makers, governments and individual changemakers are doing amazing things to change the future trajectory of the planet. This fills me with hope. In this talk I take listeners on a journey to uncover incredible contributions that are helping to make the world a better place for the future. This is the Power of Us.
Big Ideas for the Future
Sustainability is more than just local growers’ markets and hemp clothes. Globally we are faced with the question of HOW we exist in a world with an increasing population and finite resources. Tackling the big environmental challenges of the world requires future thinking, and strategies to develop a better world. Some of these are already in motion, and some we are yet to discover. But we have to start with ideas.
The Plastic Catastrophe
Plastic is all around us. From the depths of the ocean to the highest peaks on Earth. Plastic is an integral part of our daily lives, but it comes with some problems. Over the last sixty years, plastic has become one of the most abundant pollutants on the planet. So how do we solve some of these problems? In this talk I give listeners a toolkit for change. I give an insight into the scale of the plastic problem, but also give solutions at the individual, group and global scale. We already know how to solve the plastic catastrophe – we just need to do it.