Here are the fabulous faces that give their time freely to spread the word about organics. Meet the ambassadors of Australian Organic.
Best known as the host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, Costa Georgiadis is also a teacher, landscape architect and permaculturalist, who places a strong emphasis on sustainability. Costa has a passion for people, food and plants and believes anyone can be an organic gardener with a little planning and observation.
Costa became an ambassador for the Australian Organic Schools program in 2012. “The school garden program is probably the most exciting part of curriculum development for the future because the skills are simple and they build a real community thread within a school,” he says.
Therese Kerr is an Australian Organic goodwill ambassador, mother of model Miranda Kerr, public speaker, founder of Divine By Therese Kerr and author of Lunchbox Solutions. She has a passion for organic and natural lifestyles and is an expert on common chemicals found in conventional beauty and body care products.
After a health scare in 2002, Therese developed a keen interest in nutrition and wellbeing. “There is a big difference between diet and nutrition. Diet is the food we put in our mouths; nutrition on the other hand is the nutrients our bodies derive from the food we put in our mouths. There is a tipping point where awareness will determine all purchases and we are slowly heading to that point, and that’s exciting.” Says Therese.
Pete Evans is an Australian Organic goodwill ambassador, celebrity chef, health coach, restaurateur, media personality, author and more… His passion for fresh, healthy organic food led him to study nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. “My philosophy is simple – the more great stuff you put in, the less room or desire there is for the bad stuff. I think eating real food is what it’s about,” Pete says.