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Announcing the Sustainable Cities Round Table – Waste Not Want Not – 24 September

Posted in Events, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on September 3rd, 2008

6:30 – 8:30pm, Wednesday 24 September
Carrillo Gantner theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, the University of Melbourne
Swanston Street. To view a map of the campus click here.

This Sustainable Cities Round Table will examine the concept of waste – wasted resources, the reuse of waste, the revaluing of waste, waste campaigns and how redesign and absorption within a closed system can transform waste into a resource to create more sustainable cities. The evening will feature a series of short presentations, musical interludes, networking opportunities and more!

Confirmed speakers so far include:
Richard Thomas, Wormlovers – An Australian Vermiculture enterprise
Edward Meysztowicz, Branin – From bakery waste into resource
Amelia de Bie, I op therefore I am – Shopping your way to sustainability
Penny Algar, Artist – Artists working with recycled or found materials
Darlene Gaylor, Envirogrind Recycling – Bringing waste to a grinding halt
Jeff Moon, Phoenix Fridge project – A community approach to recycling
Wendy Jones, Keep Australia Beautiful – Tidying our towns and championing waste heroes!

The Sustainable Cities Round Tables are a regular series of events that showcase local environmental initiatives and encourage networking for people working in urban sustainability issues across the government, academic, industry and community sectors. To view footage of previous events visit and click on “Sustainable Cities Round Tables” at the top of the screen.

Please forward this invitation to others who may be interested in attending.


Ferne Edwards
Sustainable Cities Research Officer, Victorian Eco-Innovation Laboratory (VEIL)
Email: Phone: (03) 8344 9268

Cathy Parry and Ron D Swan at the Sustainable Cities Round Table, 12 August

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on September 2nd, 2008

Cathy Parry is the Founder of Ron D Swan: Bags & Cycling Accessories. Ron D Swan is literally a tyre swan (read the website for a bizarre history) who is the company figurehead, well-illlustrating the motto: “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle”. The primary aim of Ron D Swan is to make sustainable products for humans on (and off) bicycles. To find out more about the beautiful products that Cathy makes visit her website at The title of her presentation at the Sustainable Cities Round Table was “Tyre Swans, Bicycles and French Toast“. Please view Cathy’s presentation below.