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Greener Apartment Living: EcoCity Forum

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 10th, 2010


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The EcoCity Forums provide the community with an opportunity to learn about Melbourne City Council’s sustainability programs and find out what you can do at home to reduce your ecological footprint.

More than 70 per cent of residents in the City of Melbourne municipality live in apartments. Overall, residents account for 22 per cent of the municipality’s water consumption, 7 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, and more than 14,000 tonnes of waste sent to landfill each year.  The session will provide information to residents, especially apartment-dwellers, about how they can reduce their everyday environmental impact.  The community will learn how sustainability programs from the City of Melbourne and other organisations can be applied to apartments. Residents are also encouraged to share stories of ‘green’ features they have created within their homes.

Presenters include:

* Glenn Howard, Director, h2ouse environmental plumbing consultants
* Matt Williams, Sustainable Design consultant
* Esther Bailey, Enact Energy
* Dorothy LeClaire, Melbourne Inner City Management (MICM)
* Alex Fearnside, Sustainability, City of Melbourne

Thursday 18 March, 7pm – 9pm

Services and providers’ products on display. Sustainable door prizes. RSVP: by Mon 15 Mar ecocityforum@melbourne.vic.gov.au

Councillor Cathy Oke, Future Melbourne (Eco-City) Committee chair will host the session.

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