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Collective Action for Sustainable Development: Rio+20 Seminar

Posted in Events by UNAAVictoria on May 7th, 2012

17 May , 2012
2:30 pmto5:00 pm
UNAA Australia at Rio+20 Seminar
Collective Action for Sustainable Development: Rio+20 and the transition to a green economy.

In June 2012, world leaders will convene at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to build global consensus on the green economy as a means to achieve sustainable development. The upcoming UNAA (Vic) Australia at Rio+20 Seminar, be held in Melbourne on Thursday 17 May, brings together key players from business, government and civil society to discuss Australia’s role and contribution at the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Recognising that business is a key agent for achieving the Rio+20 goals, this seminar explores the role that Australian business can play in advancing sustainable development and the green economy through responsible business practices and collective action with government and civil society.

Melbourne, 2.30pm – 5pm, Thursday 17 May


Come and be part of the conversation with an expert panel to discuss:

  • The Australian Government’s position at Rio+20;
  • Australian business involvement in the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum and Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD2012);
  • Calls for a global sustainability reporting framework from the international community;
  • Opportunities for cross-sector collaboration to advance Rio+20 goals; and
  • Expected outcomes and impacts of Rio+20 for the Australian business community and beyond.


Rosemary Sainty (Former Head, Secretariat UN Global Compact Network Australia and Adviser, Corporate Engagement, Transparency Australia)

Guest speakers:

  • Donna Petrachenko (First Assistant Secretary Australian Government Rio+20 Taskforce)
  • Caroline Bayliss (Australian Director, Climate Change Group)
  • Charles Berger (Director of Strategic Ideas, Australian Conservation Foundation)
  • Nathan Fabian (Chief Executive, Investor Group on Climate Change)
  • Melanie Stutsel (Director, Health, Safety, Environment & Community Policy, Minerals Council of Australia)
  • Matthew Tukaki (Australian Network Representative, UN Global Compact)
  • Victoria Whitaker (Network Manager, Global Reporting Initiative, Focal Point Australia).


RSVP Essential. Please note places are limited; please register early to avoid disappointment.

EcoBuy Training & Workshops: 2010

Posted in Events by ECO-Buy on February 1st, 2010

Source: EcoBuy
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Green purchasing is based on the simple premise that every purchase impacts on the environment in some way, and is about choosing to buy products and services that are less damaging to our environment and human health than competing products and services that serve the same purpose.

ECO-Buy is a not for profit Centre of Excellence in Environmental Purchasing, established to encourage the purchasing of environmentally preferable (green) products and services.  To achieve this, ECO-Buy offers support to organisations to ‘green’ their purchasing, providing a wide range of services and resources, from policy and strategy development and implementation to practical tools, templates and advice.

Workshops and training session times are available in the first half of 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

BeGreen Community

Posted in Models by Devin Maeztri on October 22nd, 2008

Do you want to know the best way to live green? Maybe to build a green house? Or to have a green job? Also to have green investment?

Visit The Environment Site for Australians

Eat Green Design – ‘pop up’ restaurant exploring sustainability

Posted in Events, Visions by Collaborate on July 11th, 2008

Adding a new dimension to Melbourne’s design and dining scenes, EAT GREEN DESIGN presents a temporary ‘pop-up’ restaurant and creative platform centred on sustainability.  Adopting a refreshingly different and all-inclusive approach, it is designed as an incubator for sustainable thinking and awareness with a focus on encouraging inquiry, involvement and action.

An innovative menu focusing on locally produced, bio-dynamic and organic foods will be served up over the 5-day programme of lunches, dinners, seminars and events.

Unique design installations, products and creativity will be showcased within this inspiring must-see design collaboration.

Open for 5-days only as part of the State of Design Festival ‘
Design for Everyone’ program (17 – 21 July). Registrations essential and limited places so please book early!  See website for details.

Eat Green Design

A guide to a greener Christmas!

Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on December 13th, 2007

I recently received this email below from Environment Victoria about the ever-important issue of consumption at Christmas time. Please read on to find out more about the resources that they’ve put together.

Environment Victoria would like to call on all Victorians to reconsider the way they consume at this time of year. To assist folks in the community on their journey to sustainability, Environment Victoria has developed an online Sustainable Festive Season Guide. This guide provides information and solutions to the problems of unsustainable consumption and waste that typically occurs over the festive season. To download a copy of the guide go to

Another great way you can reduce consumption is by giving a virtual green gift. Environment Victoria has developed a great range of GIFTS THAT GIVES BACK. A gift purchased through the GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK range is a tax-deductible donation. To order gifts for your friends and family today go to

'White Christmas Tree' by Ronald Suello