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Dehydrator in Degraves Street

Posted in Models by Kate Archdeacon on June 24th, 2013

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Photo by avlxyz via Flickr CC

From Enterprise Melbourne:

The City of Melbourne is working with businesses in Degraves Street and Centre Place to implement a shared recycling program, which aims to divert plastics, paper, cardboard, aluminum, glass and organic waste from commercial bins. The waste materials are collected from the businesses and processed on site at the Degraves Street Recycling Facility in Ross House, which hosts a food waste dehydrator, a cardboard baler and co-mingled recycling bins. [The dehydrator turns organic waste into pellets that can then be used as compost for gardens. -JB] The objective of the project is to increase recycling and promote positive environmental outcomes within the Degraves Street precinct.  The project will reduce the environmental and amenity impacts of waste collection and disposal in this busy and popular area of the city. The Degraves Street Recycling Facility is a demonstration project jointly funded by the City of Melbourne and Metropolitan Waste Management Group.

>>> The Degraves Street Recycling Facility is located in Ross House.
>>> You can read the original article on Enterprise Melbourne.


The Garage Sale Trail

Posted in Events, Movements by Jessica Bird on April 13th, 2012

5 May , 2012


Photo by Eastlaketimes via Flickr CC

From The Garage Sale Trail: Thousands of garage sales all over Australia on one huge day – Saturday 5th May 2012

The Garage Sale Trail is about sustainability, community & creativity. It’s a organisational framework that enables the peer-to-peer exchange of assets, resources and money on a hyper local level but with national scale. Garage Sale Trail is a platform for anyone who wants to make some money or raise money for a cause and for anyone who wants to connect with their community. That’s makers & creators, local business, households, cultural institutions, charities and community groups.

In brief, the Garage Sale Trail is about making sustainability both fun & social and using the Internet to get people off the Internet:

  • The Garage Sale Trail is a program that enables the peer-to-peer exchange of assets, resources and money on a hyper local level but with national scale. It happens all over Australia on one day, Saturday May 5th 2012
  • The Garage Sale Trail is about sustainability, creativity, community and micro-enterprise
  • The Garage Sale Trail is a platform for anyone who wants to make some money or raise money for a cause and for anyone who wants to connect with their community.
  • The Garage Sale Trail is for makers & creators, local business, households, cultural institutions, charities and community groups
  • The Garage Sale Trail a perfect way to discover treasure, de-clutter, have fun, make money, make a positive contribution and make neighbourhood connections
  • You can get involved by registering your sale online, shopping on the day – May 5th 2012 and/or donate to the Garage Sale Trail Foundation

FOR SELLERS:

  • If you are a household the Garage Sale Trail is the perfect way to de-clutter & make a little pocket money
  • If you are a maker or creator, use the Garage Sale Trail as an opportunity to market your wares to an audience who want to discover treasure
  •  If you are a local business it’s an opportunity to connect to your neighbourhood and make positive contribution to your community
  • If you’re a community group or cultural institution the Garage Sale Trail is the perfect way to fundraise and / or connecting to your local community

FOR BUYERS:

  • Garage Sale Trail is the perfect way to discover treasure
  • Garage Sale Trail is the biggest community-based marketplace
  • The Garage Sale Trail is the best way to find a bargain

Use your mobile on the day to find Garage Sales near you: www.truelocal.com.au

Register your garage sale or plan your trail by visiting garagesaletrail.com.au

The Garage Sale Trail website also has some good tips on holding a garage sale, keeping your sale green, and haggling for a purchase! – [JB]


“The End Of The Line” foodie film screening

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on October 6th, 2011

10 October , 2011
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Imagine a world without fish, Imagine your meals without seafood…

Join us on Monday 10 October, 7.30 for 8pm screening of “The End Of The Line”, a film exploring the alarming consequences of global overfishing.  Guest speaker John Ford, Marine Scientist & Presenter on Triple R’s “Radio Marinara” will share his knowledge about local impacts and sustainable seafood.  Tickets $15 online http://slowdown.net.au/news.html or on the door (subject to availability) includes nibblies made from locally sourced produce & a glass of wine.

SLOWdown Cafe Bar Restaurant, 56 Acland St, St Kilda (opposite McDonalds), 8534 3030

Sustainable seafood pre-screening menu available.

Appetite for Insight foodie films are proudly presented in partnership with SLOWdown eco-friendly restaurant & Transition Town Port Phillip, supported by Port Phillip Urban Fresh Food Network & Veg Out Community Gardens.


Going local – Supporting sustainable, resilient businesses and communities

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on June 3rd, 2009

Michael Shuman workshop


Improving Waste Management in the CBD

Posted in Events by Virginia on March 8th, 2009

The City of Melbourne is proposing new regulations to improve the cleanliness of the city and is seeking your feedback on the proposed changes as outlined in the fact sheet attached. The new regulations would introduce ‘waste service standards that businesses and waste companies in the CBD would need to follow.Waste disposal is very important aspect to how efficiently many businesses operate in the City of Melbourne. We tend to not think about it until something doesn’t happen.

The Council advises that it has concerns with the storage and collection of waste and is developing new ‘Waste Service Standards’ to address these in the CBD. Proposed standards would apply to waste companies and businesses operating within the CBD. The standards would be introduced as a change to the Councils existing Environment Local Law and would be legally binding within the CBD.

What: Public Meeting to improve Melbourne CBD’s Waste Service Standards

When: Wed 11th March, 5:30pm-7pm

Where: Melbourne Town Hall, Portico Room

RSVP by Friday 27th February by calling 9658 8711 or emailing engineering@ melbourne.vic.gov.au

For further information, please contact:
kircoo@ melbourne.vic.gov.au

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