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Check out the Greenhouse by Joost at Federation Square!

Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on November 24th, 2008

What: An Australian first in sustainable design and innovation, by visiting the Greenhouse by Joost, a temporary exhibition over the Spring and Summer period of 2008|09. Its built entirely from recycled and recyclable materials.
When: 7am to 11pm daily, ’til 29th January 2009
Where: Federation Square, next door to ACMI, Flinders Street, Melbourne

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“Trash is treasure” – A synopsis of the Sustainable Cities Round Table on Waste

Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on October 28th, 2008

Please read the delightful article by Sue Jackson about the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table – Waste Not Want Not. This article first appeared on aduki online.

By Sue Jackson

On a grey morning last winter I hit the jackpot. Walking past a neighbouring house, I noticed a cardboard box leaning up against the front fence with a ‘Free sign attached. Looking around carefully to make sure no one was watching, I bent down to inspect its contents, and found a hardly used Tupperware container, the perfect size for my signature biscuits and muffins. I tucked it under my arm and continued on my way with a smile on my face, never realising that Id just become a statistic.

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Announcing the Sustainable Cities Round Table – Waste Not Want Not – 24 September

Posted in Events, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on September 3rd, 2008

6:30 – 8:30pm, Wednesday 24 September
Carrillo Gantner theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, the University of Melbourne
Swanston Street. To view a map of the campus click here.

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!

Confirmed speakers so far include:
Richard Thomas, Wormlovers – An Australian Vermiculture enterprise
Edward Meysztowicz, Branin – From bakery waste into resource
Amelia de Bie, I op therefore I am – Shopping your way to sustainability
Penny Algar, Artist – Artists working with recycled or found materials
Darlene Gaylor, Envirogrind Recycling – Bringing waste to a grinding halt
Jeff Moon, Phoenix Fridge project – A community approach to recycling
Wendy Jones, Keep Australia Beautiful – Tidying our towns and championing waste heroes!

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 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.


Ferne Edwards
Sustainable Cities Research Officer, Victorian Eco-Innovation Laboratory (VEIL)
Email: Phone: (03) 8344 9268