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I'M KATIE
 Founder of Sustainability in Style.

 This page shares a little about me. 

 

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Katie Roberts is an avid creator of content that aims to educate and inspire people to love, care for, and explore the World around them.

Living on the Sunshine Coast for more than a decade, she enjoys sharing her local landscape, lifestyle, and sustainability learnings through online platforms.

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EDUCATION

Katie Roberts is a multi-disciplinary creator who has education and experience in a variety of fields. Her areas of learned expertise are outlined below.

Since graduating from High School in 2002 Katie has been on a lifelong journey of learning. Pursuing her passion for knowledge is an ongoing venture.

This is a summary of her learning ventures to date:

Science
Bachelor of Environmental Science with a Major in Sustainability through the University of the Sunshine Coast. This was embarked upon when Katie moved from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast to study Sustainable Tourism and USC closed the degree. Katie completed her Master of Environment Majoring in Sustainability Education via Griffith in 2019

Business
Diploma of Business (Frontline Management) through RMIT University completed in 2004 and Certificate III in Retail Operations (2007) through Dynamic Training. These qualifications have given a firm grounding in business management and operations.

Yoga and Meditation
200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor through Being Yoga Sunshine Coast. This qualification certifies for Asana Practice, Meditation, and Teaching Methodology. Katie is a member of Yoga Australia, Australia’s governing yoga body. 

Product Development
Diploma of Textiles Clothing and Footwear, and Certificate IV in Clothing Production from RMIT University. Completed in 2004 this course of studies was focused on taking a product from conception to sales, including marketing, advertising, and promotions.
Web and Media Design
Certificate II in Arts (Interactive Multimedia) through South West Tafe in 2002. This course was foundations in digital imaging, visual design, web authoring and design, interface design, 3D modelling, animation, and digital video.

Social Media in Focus

Katie’s Masters research studies focused on using Social Media and Web Based Platforms to research the effective delivery of Sustainability Education based messages.

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Research Focus: Social Media

Creating Action Based Campaigns

Encourage Critical Thought and Action

Web and Social Media In Action

Online Content Creation

In 2013 Sustainability in Style the webspace, was created to document Katie’s 365 Day Wardrobe Workout Challenge. Since then this space has grown from strength to strength to the Sustainable Living Hub you see today. 

Creating Meaningful Connections

This space has been developed slowly and mindfully to create an advertising free platform for holistic engagement. This slow, mindful and ad-free evolution was organic and the result of persistence and empathetic and open communication.

Engagement

This online engagement has led to Sustainability in Style being featured in national publications (online and print). Katie was the Eco Style columnist for Nature & Health Magazine from Dec 2016 until their final issue. 

EXPERIENCE

Katie has had the opportunity to work in a variety of roles all of which have contributed to the personal growth, learnings and development that see her with a diverse skillset.

 The following is an overview of her experience. It has be surmised for reading ease into categories rather than chronological order.

Science Research

Since 2011 Katie has worked in science research. To date she has been involved in a variety of Plant Science related projects through the University of the Sunshine Coast as a technician, and as Project Management.

These projects have included; plant propagation for hardwoods, koala food tree propagation, post-harvest research, vulnerable and endangered plant propagation, offset planting, drug development for cancer treatment, in vitro plant growth and research, electron microscopy, virology, biosecurity, storm water research and plant nutrition agriculture, pollination research.

Writing

Katie has been working as a content creator for online platforms since 2013, but her career in writing and journalism began early.

Through high school she worked with a team of writers to create independent street press magazines. This, along with many other community outreach and engagement projects, helped her and a team of local youths organise and advertise a live music festival for the local youths with big name Australian music acts headlining.

In more recent years she has been freelance writing for a variety of publications, has worked with media to promote Sustainability in Style events, and has spoken on Sustainability discussion panels at ticketed print magazine hosted events.

Communication

Katie’s passion for communication led her to a Master of Environment Majoring in Sustainability Education with focus on social media for sustainable behavioural outcomes. Katie tutored students at the University of the Sunshine Coast for Communication and Thought, and is part of the teaching team for the Fashion minor at the University of the Sunshine Coast

Marketing and Advertising

Despite the official titles, Katie’s Qualifications in ‘Fashion’ were actually more focused on Product Development and Marketing, than traditional fashion design.

Through her studies Katie was taught, working in small design teams, to develop a product from market research and concept development, through sourcing, design and logistics, to media, sales, and capturing market share. This training has been utilised in all areas of her life and has made her a powerhouse to work with no matter what the product or idea is. Katie’s worked in fashion, science, agriculture, personal development, yoga and more to help herself and others find the best way to design, build, and share their messages and products with the World.

LET’S CHAT

There’s lots of ways to connect here at Sustainability in Style. If you are seeking a group support please join in the Mindful Living HQ members site or communicate on socials. Looking to work together? Use the contact form. Just so you know, Sustainability in Style has always been an educational platform free from advertising. As much as we love sustainable products we won’t be able to help advertise your brand. 

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