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Ferne Edwards introducing the Sustainable Cities Round Table 24 September

Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Devin Maeztri on October 9th, 2008

The footage from the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table on the topic of Waste Not Want Not is now available on SustainableMelbourne.com! After another fantastic evening showcasing a selection of local waste successful initiatives , this material can now be viewed free online! The event was held with good karma from a sitar player, Denis Phelan, and fascinating art work from our sustainable artists, Tony Adams, Mary-Louise Edwards and Lorraine Connelly Northey. It was also captured on film by Ryan Spanger, Dream Engine Digital Film Productions.

Speakers included:
Wendy Jones, Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria, Great Stuff Going On Out There
Richard Thomas, Wormlovers, Worms for waste enhancement
Ellen Regos, Metropolitan Waste Management Group, The Waste Wise Melbourne Network
Dhiren Bhagwandas and Justin Hutchinson, Industrial Designers, Before & After, more thought, less material
Edward Meysztowicz, Branin Pty Ltd, Zero Waste
Dr Ruth Lane, RMIT University, The reuse of second hand goods in Melbourne households
Darlene Gaylor, Envirogrind Recycling Australia Pty Ltd, Bringing waste to a grinding halt
Jeff Moon, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Phoenix project
Amelia de Bie, Founder of Iotia, I op therefore I am – Melbournes online collaborative shopping blog
Penny Algar, Artist and Landscape Designer, Beautiful waste
Jonathan Crocket, Executive Consultant, GHD, Urine separating – dry toilets

To view the video footage of any of the above presenters place their name into the search category above or visit the category “Sustainable Cities Round Tables” above.

Footage of the introduction to the Sustainable Cities Round Table on Waste Not Want Not by Ferne Edwards, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab can be viewed below.


Footage from the Sustainable Cities Round Table on Sustainable Enterpreneurship & Innovation now available!

Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on September 2nd, 2008

The footage from the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table on the topic of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation is now available on SustainableMelbourne.com! After another fantastic evening showcasing a selection of local green entrepreneurship action, this material can now be viewed free online! The event was held in association with the University of Melbourne Student Entrepreneurs Week, featured jazz guitarist, Dale Lindrea, and was captured on film by Ryan Spanger, Dream Engineer.

Footage of the introduction by Prof Chris Ryan and Ferne Edwards, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab can be viewed below.

The next Sustainable Cities Round Table will examine the concept of waste – wasted resources, the reuse of waste, the revaluing of waste, and how redesign and absorption within a closed system can transform waste into a resource to create more sustainable cities. We are still seeking speakers across the industry, academic, government and community sectors to present at this event. We are also seeking sponsors who would like to take part. Sponsorship includes the opportunity to hold a 20 minute workshop with the audience on the night.

Details for this next Sustainable Cities Round Table are:
Date: 6:30pm, Wednesday 24 September
Location: The Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Building, Swanston Street, University of Melbourne.
RSVPs are ESSENTIAL. Please rsvp to rsvp@sustainablemelbourne.com.


Seeking speakers and sponsors for next Round Table on waste!

Posted in Events, Seeking by Ferne Edwards on September 1st, 2008

The next Sustainable Cities Round Table will be held on the topic of Waste Not Want Not on the 24 September 2008. This event will examine the concept of waste – wasted resources, the reuse of waste, the revaluing of waste, and how redesign and absorption within a closed system can transform waste into a resource to create more sustainable cities.

We are seeking speakers across the industry, academic, government and community sectors to present at this event. We are also seeking sponsors who would like to take part. Sponsorship includes the opportunity to hold a 20 minute workshop with the audience on the night.

To register expressions of interest please contact Ferne Edwards at fedwards@unimelb.edu.au or (03) 8344 9268.