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Zero Carbon Australia (ZCA) Land Use Plan

Posted in Events, Research by Mark Ogge on February 1st, 2012

6 February , 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Photo by Tony Rodd via flickr CC

Monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on energy solutions to climate change.

16% of Australia’s emissions are from land use change, forestry and agriculture. The Zero Carbon Australia (ZCA) Land Use, Forestry & Agriculture Plan considers changes to land use practices to minimise emissions. The project is managed by two full time staff, Chris Taylor – Research Director, and Adrian Whitehead – Project Coordinator. Come along to find out where the Land Use Plan is at and how you can get involved!

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 6 February 2012

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
McCoy Building
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for joining us in bringing you this event.

Entry: Gold coin donation

Further reading:……

Landshare Australia: Connecting Growers to People with Land to Share

Posted in Models, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on February 14th, 2011

Landshare Australia brings together people who have a passion for home-grown food, connecting those who have land to share with those who need land for cultivating food. The concept of Landshare began in the UK, launched through the River Cottage television program in 2009, and has since grown into a thriving community of more than 57,000 growers, sharers and helpers across the country. Now that Landshare is here in Australia, we welcome you to come and take part in this fantastic initiative.

Landshare is for people who:

  • Want to grow vegetables but don’t have anywhere to do it
  • Have a spare bit of land they’re prepared to share
  • Can help in some way – from sharing knowledge and lending tools to helping out on the plot itself
  • Support the idea of freeing up more land for growing
  • Are already growing and want to join in the community

It began with the tiny seed of an idea – and it’s growing and growing.

Land Use and Food Security Workshops

Posted in Events by Maeztri on November 10th, 2008

What: Victorian Land Use and Food Security Workshop by Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA)
When: November 2008
Where: Please visit the flyer for more details about the Local Council and date for each council.
RSVP is essential to 9349 7999 or
For further information please contact Liana Thompson on 9349 7902

We know from daily experience that that the demand for residential development is putting pressure on land used for food production so that ‘the last crop of the land will be houses. While it is recognized that 25% of our food is grown in and around the urban areas, it has not been seen as a priority land use planning issue.

The VLGAs cutting edge project funded by VicHealth exploring these issues is now well underway in partnership with Latrobe University . Dates for workshops across Victoria have been finalised and locations and venues, along with more detailed information on this Project can be found on our website.