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The deadline for the Sustainable Cities Round Table now extended – RSVP Now!

Posted in Events, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on September 22nd, 2008

The next Sustainable Cities Round Table on “Waste Not Want Not” has now been reviewed in the University of Melbourne’s Vision paper and will also be promoted on 29 radio stations across Victoria! The deadline for the RSVPs has been extended – if you haven’t yet RSVPed your seat for this event do so now! RSVP to rsvp@SustainableMelbourne.com.

What: The Sustainable Cities Round Table – Waste Not Want Not
When: 6:30 – 8:30pm, Wednesday 24 September
Where: Carrillo Gantner theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, the University of Melbourne
RSVP: by 19 Sept to rsvp@sustainablemelbourne.com

This Sustainable Cities Round Table will examine the concept of waste – wasted resources, the reuse of waste, the revaluing of waste, waste campaigns and how redesign and absorption within a closed system can transform waste into a resource to create more sustainable cities. The evening will feature a series of short presentations, musical interludes, networking opportunities and more!

Speakers are:

  • Wendy Jones, Keep Australia Beautiful – Tidying our towns
  • Richard Thomas, Wormlovers – An Australian Vermiculture enterprise
  • Ellen Regos, Metropolitan Waste Management Group – Waste Wise Melbourne Network
  • Edward Meysztowicz, Branin – From bakery waste to resource
  • Dr Ruth Lane, RMIT University – The reuse of second hand goods in Melbourne households
  • Darlene Gaylor, Envirogrind Recycling – Bringing waste to a grinding halt
  • Jeff Moon, Phoenix Fridge project – A community approach to recycling
  • Amelia de Bie, I op therefore I am – Shopping your way to sustainability
  • Penny Algar, Artist - Artists working with recycled or found materials
  • Jonathan Crocket, Executive Consultant, GHD – Urine separating – dry toilets.

The Sustainable Cities Round Tables are a regular series of events that showcase local environmental initiatives and encourage networking for people working in urban sustainability issues across the government, academic, industry and community sectors. To view footage of previous events visit Sustainable Melbourne and click on “Sustainable Cities Round Tables” at the top of the screen.

Please forward this invitation to others who may be interested in attending.

Best,
Ferne

Ferne Edwards
Sustainable Cities Research Officer Victorian Eco-Innovation Laboratory (VEIL)
Australian Centre for Science, Innovation and Society (ACSIS)
Email: fedwards@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: (03)8344 9268

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