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The Sustainable Cities Round Table on Sustainable Sharing is on TONIGHT!

Posted in Events, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on February 26th, 2009

The Sustainable Cities Round Table on Sustainable Sharing will be held tonight from 6-8pm at Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Docklands. The venue is quite tricky to find (basically its near the end of Bourke Street in Docklands) – please check out the directions below on how to get there. I’d also recommend you leave a bit early – the exhibition will be open before the event. Also, you are welcome to bring promotional materials about your sustainability initiatives with you to share with others – tables will be provided for this. The evening is shaping up mighty fine – we are holding the event as part of the ECO-CITY Melbourne Exhibition and have lots of inspiring speakers and a great musician. It will be great to see you there!
Best, Ferne
Ferne Edwards
Sustainable Cities Research Officer
Victorian Eco-Innovation Laboratory (VEIL)
Australian Centre for Science, Innovation and Society (ACSIS) and the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) proudly present
6-8pm Thursday 26 February 2009
Shed 4 North Wharf Road Victoria Harbour, Docklands VIC 3006. Melways Map: 2E 7D (see detailed directions below)

It may seem strange that weve highlighted sharing as a sustainability issue. Yet as the West has become more industrialised weve also grown more individualised producing more products per person. At this Sustainable Cities Round Table we explore how we can learn to share again. Topics include shared spaces, such as composts and co-houses; shared products and materials, such as the renewed retro world of no longer daggy hand-me-downs, and shared services, such as permablitzes and group purchasing power.

Speakers are:
Kate Luckins, Founder of The Clothing Exchange – Releasing fashion waste from closeted detention; the tale of The Clothing Exchange
Christian Ferrante, Director, Green Hanger – The story of a well hung Aussie
Adam Grubb, Co-ordinator, Permablitz network, Director, Very Edible Gardens – Permablitz: Eating The Suburbs
Joanne Hay, Co-creator of – an online solution for share farming animal foods – Herdsharing for the future
Lincoln Smith, Founder of GrowLocal – Food for Thought
Glenda Lindsay, Yarra Neighhbourhood Orchard Edibles Swap volunteer/ assistant co-ordinator –  “Feed de Soil, dat Feed de Plant, dat Feed us too” – Compost Mates Pilot Project
Paul Brown, Managing Director, Ironbark Sustainability – Public Lights
Lisa Coffa, Environmental Education Officer, City of Yarra – Solar Yarra Program
Iain WalkerBanyule Co-Housing Project
Dianne Moy, Coordinator, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab – New forms of sharing

Part of the ECO-CITY Melbourne: Building a low carbon future Exibition, 25th – 28th February Shed 4 Docklands
What does Melbourne look like in 2032? The Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL), funded by the Victorian Sustainability Fund, has looked at the last remaining vacant land available for development in Melbournes CBD known as E-Gate and applied some very radical thinking. For more information about the ECO-CITY Melbourne visit

The Sustainable Cities Round Tables are regular events that feature a variety of speakers who provide three minute glimpses of what they are doing to create a sustainable Melbourne. The talks are diverse in their perspective, topics and approaches whilst also balancing well-known leaders with fresh, local talent. Each event includes workshops designed to engage the entire audience. To see footage of previous events click here. For further information contact Ferne Edwards at fedwards@

WALK: Shed 4 is about a 15 minute walk south from Spencer Street station. From Spencer Street station head south on Collins Street down to the water. Follow the Esplanade along the water on North Wharf Road down to Shed 4
TRAM:    Tram 48, 70 or the City Circle will take you down to the Harbour Esplanade. At Bourke Street walk down to North Wharf Road south along the water to Shed 4.
CYCLE:    There are cycle paths from Flinders St and Collins Street which head South. Follow the water along North Wharf Road down to Shed 4.
CARS:    Shed 4 is located on North Wharf Road which is at the southern end of Collins & Bourke Streets. Follow signs toward ‘Victoria Harbour’ which is on the opposite pier to the main Docklands restaurant precinct. Parking is available in the public carpark at Victoria Harbour, 3 mins walk from Shed 4.
As you approach Shed 4 you will see a new building by Vivas Lend Lease – Shed 4 is behind this building. You can enter on either the water side or the carpark side.


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