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Seeking local sustainable sharing examples

Posted in Events, Seeking by Ferne Edwards on December 5th, 2008

The first Sustainable Cities Round Table event for 2009 will focus on the topic of “Sustainable Sharing“. It seems 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.

We are currently looking for people and organisations from across the board (government, industry, academia or community) who may be involved in such sustainable sharing initiatives. This may include topics of – but certainly not restricted to – shared spaces, such as laundries, composts and co-houses; shared products, such as the renewed retro world of no longer daggy hand-me-downs, and shared services, such as permablitzes and group purchasing power. We enjoy both the more established ideas as well as the fresh emerging ones!

If you are involved in this area or know of someone who is, please post a comment under this post or contact Ferne Edwards at fedwards @unimelb.edu.au or (03) 8344 9268.