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Introduction to the Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, 20 May 2009

Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Virginia on June 9th, 2009

The Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change was held recently on Wednesday, 20 May 2009. This Round Table considered energy – such as renewable energy types, their distribution and systems alternatives, how to mitigate energy losses, implement greater uptake of more sustainable options and ultimately conserve the energy within ourselves to make sure that these changes take place!

Guest speakers included:
Brad Shone, Manager – Energy Strategy, Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd.
Ralph Horne, Director, Centre for Design, RMIT University
Faye Adams, ESD Planner, Manningham City Council
Michael Ambrose, Greg Foliente and Phillip Paevere, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems Melbourne
Tim Forcey, President, Bayside Climate Change Action Group
Marie Andrews, Program Manager, Energy Services, Kildonan Uniting Care
Jason Cox, Progam Manager, Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd.
Ken Guthrie, Acting General Manager – Sustainable Environs, Sustainability Victoria
Andrew Lawson, Director, MBD Energy Limited
Simon Holmes à Court, Chairman – Hepburn Wind

The evening also included a panel discussion, music by Jamila Brogan and Richard Giles, and a display of Human Signs by the Bayside Climate Change Action Group. Proudly presented by the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab and The State Library of Victoria. It was a great evening and we’d like to thank everyone who was involved!

Ferne Edwards, organiser of the Sustainable Cities Round Tables and moderator of, presents the Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change.