My QLD: Sabrina Chakori

    How many times have you used your drill this year? Or better yet, how many times have you whipped out the tent to go camping? Unless you’re renovating a house, or seriously keen on camping, our guess is that you’ll probably answer, “Once or twice.”

    The idea of having stacks of tools that you only use a handful of times throughout the year is something that piqued Sabrina Chakori’s interest. She is the founder of The Brisbane Tool Library, Queensland’s first library of “things”. The library allows you to borrow hand and power tools, camping gear, sports equipment and more. The aim is simple – to build a more sustainable society, reduce consumption and waste going to landfill.

    “For the price of one tool, you can have access to thousands of them,” Sabrina explains.

    It was only four years ago that Sabrina moved to Brisbane from Switzerland to continue her studies. For someone who has spent a fairly short time in Queensland, Sabrina has been making a fairly big impact.

    For her efforts in the Queensland community, Sabrina has been nominated for the Queensland Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Awards as an Emerging Philanthropist of the Year. Philanthropy Week is held in June each year. On the 14 June, QCF will host a luncheon where the winners of several categories will be announced.

    For more information on Sabrina’s goal of creating a more sustainable society, you can watch her TedxUQ presentation on a resource-light lifestyle here.