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Sustainable House Day, September 9, Melbourne

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on August 29th, 2012

9 September , 2012


Melbourne’s greenest homes will open their doors to the public as part of the 11th annual Sustainable House Day on Sunday September 9, from 10am-4pm.

The day will showcase the city’s most environmentally sustainable and innovative homes that invest in renewable energy, recycling and other practices designed to reduce their carbon footprint.

Highlights include an award-winning renovation and extension of a Victorian terrace in North Fitzroy, a home in Hampton that blends elegant heritage values with sustainability, and a 9.1-star rated Preston house that lifts the bar high on green features.

Everyone is welcome to see what sustainable homeowners have done and how these ideas can be applied. Entry is free.

Sustainable House Day September 9



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Have Your Say on Melbourne’s Growth Plans

Posted in Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on June 22nd, 2009

Information provided by the Climate Action Calendar.  Email Monique Decortis on decortis@ to join the mailing list.


Photo: ccdoh1 via Flickr

The Victorian Government has entered into an agreement to undertake a strategic assessment of the proposed expansion of Melbourne’s Urban Growth boundary under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The Government has released a draft report on a Strategic Impact Assessment for this program of proposals.

The Victorian Government is seeking comment on the draft report and each of the individual proposals.

Comments due 17 July.

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VOTING ON THE FUTURE – Audiences responses from the ECO-CITY Melbourne Exhibition

Posted in Visions by Ferne Edwards on March 24th, 2009

At the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table on Sustainable Sharing, 26 February, which was held in collaboration with the ECO-CITY Melbourne Exhibition by VEIL, the audience was asked to identify from the posters “What is the most exciting, positive and desirable aspects / ideas of what life could be like?“. Their responses – a sporadic list of vibrant topics and themes – can be read below. To learn more about the VEIL ECO-CITY Melbourne exhibition read this article in The Age and check out the VEIL website here.

1.    Water solution – storm water recycling, wetlands
2.    Water solution – visible water tank
3.    Eco-business – “more than once”
4.    Office-farm
5.    Vertical farm
6.    Community initiatives e.g. nature strips/rooftop gardens –reducing food miles, encouraging interaction + public health initiative all in one
7.    More than once eco-friendly supermarket
8.    Visible water tanks and pipes
9.    EBD mobility
10.    Fridge
11.    Bikes
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Re-assembling the urban with international guest Prof Saskia Sassen

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on September 29th, 2008

Please view the flyer for the upcoming “Re-assembling the Urban” forum at the Global Cities Institute for this Wednesday. If the poster is too small to read click on the image to make it bigger or visit the Global Cities Institute website for more information.

Seeking projects for Screen 37 – Closing date 1 October

Posted in Seeking by Ferne Edwards on September 1st, 2008

Screen 37 is looking for artists, filmmakers, and multimedia and interaction designers to submit videos or existing and potentially adaptable screen based projects responding to the theme of globalization, global cities and/or sustainability.

The works will be shown on Screen 37, the School of Art and Global Cities Research Institute 61 plasma screen in building 37 at 244 Swanston Street (located in the ground floor window of building 37, next door to Druids café).
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