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The Nurdle Hunters – Plastic pollution talk and survey

Posted in Events, Research by EcoCentre on October 14th, 2013

19 October , 2013
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

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Since May 2013, a new wave of plastic pollution has been uncovered by Melbourne BayKeeper volunteers in the form of ‘nurdles’. Hundreds of these plastic pre-production pellets have been found regularly on St Kilda Beaches, and more recently, in streams flowing into the Bay.

EcoCentre Director and Port Phillip BayKeeper, Neil Blake, will give a talk about this spreading problem and then lead people on a plastic pollution field survey.

We need ongoing support to measure plastic pollution in the Bay. The aim is to clearly show there’s an ongoing issue and to call on government agencies and plastics manufacturers to be part of the solution.

Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre, Cnr Blessington & Herbert Streets, St Kilda (in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens)
Date: Saturday 19 October
Time: 1pm-2.30pm

>>> For More Information and background, visit the BayKeeper website.


Open Survey: Melbourne Bike Share Impact on Individual Travel Behavior

Posted in Research, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on December 14th, 2011

Photo by Daniel Bowen via flickr CC


Xin Yang is a postgraduate student studying in Master of Urban Planning from the University of Melbourne, currently conducting a research project on Melbourne Bike Share (MBS) program, “Evaluating the Impact of Melbourne Bike Share (MBS) Program on Individual Travel Behavior”. If you have ever used the (blue) MBS bikes before, please take just a little time (10-15 minutes) to participate in a brief online survey to have your say on your experiences with those blue bikes, and how you think things could be improved. Your time and assistance is greatly appreciated!

Electric Vehicles: Local Manufacturer Seeks Survey Participants

Posted in Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on May 16th, 2011

Image: jurvetson via flickr CC

“Do you think Electric Vehicles the future of our daily lives? Do you have thoughts to share about this important topic? This is your opportunity to participate in a private online forum sponsored by a major vehicle manufacturer about the future role of Electric Vehicles in every day life. Your opinions will directly influence the makers of business decisions within the motoring industry. This is genuine research, not a sales pitch. Click here ( if you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you.”

Background Information from the Market Research Agency:

Latitude Insights is a market research agency who on behalf of a major vehicle manufacturer has been asked to run a short 6 week online community to offer [Sustainable Melbourne] site visitors the chance to have a critical impact in helping to make important business decisions for the manufacturer. We believe that this is a unique opportunity for your visitors to be directly involved in having their opinions and thoughts heard directly by a leading vehicle manufacturer in Australia.

Please be assured that in no way are we trying to sell you or your members anything at all at any stage both in the survey or in the community itself. The client who has commissioned this research is launching an electric vehicle to the market and is requesting feedback from those who would be interested in purchasing such a vehicle to ensure that they are best placed to make this a commercially viable launch. They see the importance that EV’s will have in the future and see this as their first step in ensuring that the public is informed about these cars both now and in the future.

Regarding the image above – as far as I know, Castrol has nothing to do with this survey – I just thought the poster was too good to miss.  KA

Seeking Input: Guide to Environmental Careers in Australia

Posted in Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on November 10th, 2009

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Image: NOAA’s National Ocean Service via flickr CC

Calling all Environmental Professionals:  your help is needed to provide detailed information on environmental career options. You don’t need to be an expert on environmental careers, you just need to know about your role and your career history and complete an online survey. This survey is a part of research being undertaken to document the range of professional environmental jobs across Australia, and identify the types of skills, knowledge and experience associated with these jobs. This information will be used to create a 2010 Australian Guide to Environmental Careers.  Since the last environmental job survey five years ago, the environmental sector has grown considerably. Detailed information on the impact this growth has had on breadth of jobs and careers within Australia is very limited.

This survey will ascertain the range of professional environmental or green jobs across Australia and identify skills and education requirements for, and basic tasks of, these roles. This information will be used to provide career advice and guidance to those wanting to work, and currently working, in the environmental sector.

The survey closes on November 30, 2009.

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