Sustainability Leadership


Alice Mahar

Alice is the director of Corner Store Kitchen in Oakleigh that works to educate Monash residents in the value of food, self-sufficiency and avoiding food waste going to landfill.

After a just a year of running the Corner Store Kitchen, the group had saved 500 kilograms of fruit from landfill by preserving it — preventing about 800kg of carbon being released into the atmosphere.

An example of Alice’s leadership was bringing the Corner Store Kitchen volunteer network together to support the 2019-20 bushfire affected areas by preserving produce and donating it to those communities in need.

Alice’s efforts have even caught the attention of Michelle and Barak Obama – she was selected to take part in the 2019 Asia-Pacific Obama Foundation Leaders program.

Through the program Alice met with the Obamas and other environmental leaders to form connections and share experiences.