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Ethical Paper Pledge: Seeking Signatories!

Posted in Movements, Policies, Visions by ethicalpaper on March 27th, 2013

Ethical Paper

Paper production is the main driver of native forest logging in Australia. Native forest logging destroys crucial habitat for our native wildlife, degrades water catchments and releases vast amounts of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

The main domestic purchaser of native forest pulp logs in Victoria is Australian Paper. Australian Paper produces Reflex brand office papers. Companies and individuals that have taken the Ethical Paper Pledge are making a commitment not to purchase Reflex papers until Australian Paper commits to moving out of irreplaceable native forests and into plantation resources. This will send a strong message to Australian Paper that it is time to move towards a sustainable future.

To sign the Ethical Paper Pledge or to find out more, please visit or send an email to

Social Procurement: Buying a Better World

Posted in Events by ECO-Buy on July 30th, 2012

16 August , 2012
8:00 amto10:00 am
How organisations spend their money, who they purchase from, and what they purchase can have profound social impacts. Yet often the social aspect of the triple bottom line is not adequately addressed, partially because organisations don’t understand what is required. Social procurement is a key business strategy both to avoid negative press from poor labour conditions and unethical practices and also to show leadership in developing communities and assisting the disadvantaged.
ECO-Buy is running a Breakfast Forum to help you understand the issues and approaches to addressing social considerations in procurement. We will hear from speakers that are actively working in this space, including:
  • Sarah Law from National Australia Bank
  • Amanda Minniti from Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Mark Daniels from Social Traders
Following these three presentations, we will have a panel discussion to answer your questions. Two additional experts will join the panel and share their perspectives:
  • Jacquelin Saultry from Places Victoria
  • Chris Newman from PMMS
The forum will be held on 16 August 2012 from 8-10am at 60 Leicester St, Carlton VIC, and includes a continental breakfast. Cost to attend is $200 for non-members. One free place is offered for a student; contact for details.
For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.

Todd Litman, sustainable transport expert, to run workshop

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on January 26th, 2009

Todd Litman, a sustainable transport expert from Canada will be visiting Melbourne in March 2009 and will hold a workshop for those currently working in the sector. Check out his website at

Todd Litman Workshop flyer

EOI for a more sustainable South Melbourne Market

Posted in Seeking by Port Phillip on November 19th, 2008

Saturday November 15, 2008, The Age



Environmental audit and design feasibility services for a more sustainable South Melbourne Market

EOI No. (1264)

Expressions of Interest are invited for an Opportunity to conduct a comprehensive environmental audit of the systems and design of the South Melbourne Market with the intention of then producing one or more feasibility studies for design solutions to improve upon each of the issues and opportunities identified to help make South Melbourne Market more environmentally friendly.

This is a unique chance for a suitable organisation to take an active role in the evolution of a Melbourne icon visited by over 3.1 million people every year and to improve upon what is currently Port Phillip’s single biggest consumer of water and electricity.

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Launch of Future Scenarios website

Posted in Visions by Ferne Edwards on August 25th, 2008

David Holmgren, well-known permaculturalist, has developed his global scenario planning into a website called Future Scenarios,

As stated by Holmgren on the site: presents an integrated approach to understanding the potential interaction between Climate Change and Peak Oil using a scenario planning model. In the process I introduce permaculture as a design system specifically evolved over the last 30 years to creatively respond to futures that involve progressively less and less available energy.

A press release about this new website can be found at:

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