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Sustainability in Business and Government: An introduction to Energy, Water and Waste Management Short Course

Posted in Events by panayiota on June 10th, 2009

RMIT University, in collaboration with the Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd and Sustainability Victoria, wish to offer sustainability practitioners the opportunity to attend a 4 day short course on sustainability. The course aims to inform participants as to the most effective ways to

  • Reduce energy and water use and waste production in a typical business or industry
  • Meet requirements for assessment and compliance, and
  • Communicate within the organisation including explaining the findings to management, staff and external stakeholders

It will also build participants skills to set up an environment/sustainability program in their organisation, including the implementation of recommendations and access to networks and resources for implementation

Dates: 30 June 2009 & 1st July 2009,  14th July 2009 & 15th July 2009
Venue:  Melbourne CBD
For more information, registration and contact details please visit the RMIT website:;ID=cqgc6310nasx

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@

For further information, please contact:

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Edward Meysztowicz from Branin, Sustainable Cities Round Table, 24 September 2008

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Devin Maeztri on October 9th, 2008

Edward Meysztowicz, Managing Director of Branin Pty Ltd, was yet another presenter at the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table on the topic of Waste Not Want Not. Branin is a company that for five years has turned bakery waste traditionally sent to landfill into useful new products. Since 2003 nearly 50,000 tonnes of waste has been recycled into animal feed and new paper and plastic packaging. Branin’s goal is Zero Waste (also the title for his presentation) for the total bakery industry and is currently undertaking a program to extend recycling services to retail bakeries throughout Melbourne. Learn more about Ed’s work at Branin in his video presentation below.

Ellen Regos and the Metropolitan Waste Management Group, Sustainable Cities Round Table on Waste Not Want Not, 24 September 2008

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Devin Maeztri on October 9th, 2008

Ellen Regos, Project Officer, Metropolitan Waste Management Group (MWMG), presented on the topic of “The Waste Wise Melbourne Network” at the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table on “Waste Not Want Not“. The MWMG is a legally constituted body responsible for coordinating municipal waste management activities in metropolitan Melbourne. It is the successor at law to the four former Regional Waste Management Groups who were the:
* Eastern Regional Waste Management Group (trading as Least Waste),
* Northern Regional Waste Management Group,
* South-Eastern Regional Waste Management Group
* Western Regional Waste Management Group (trading as Metro West Waste)
The Waste Wise Melbourne Network is one project of MWMG that supports businesses in the CBD to be Waste Wise by sharing information, knowledge and skills. The Melbourne Network supports businesses in the CBD to undertake Sustainability Victoria’s Waste Wise program. The Waste Wise program supports businesses to become Waste Wise Certified by following five simple steps aimed to reduce waste within the workplace. The Program is run in partnership between Sustainability Victoria and the Metropolitan Waste Management Group. To view Ellen’s video presentation about this service see below.

Ferne Edwards introducing the Sustainable Cities Round Table 24 September

Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Devin Maeztri on October 9th, 2008

The footage from the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table on the topic of Waste Not Want Not is now available on! After another fantastic evening showcasing a selection of local waste successful initiatives , this material can now be viewed free online! The event was held with good karma from a sitar player, Denis Phelan, and fascinating art work from our sustainable artists, Tony Adams, Mary-Louise Edwards and Lorraine Connelly Northey. It was also captured on film by Ryan Spanger, Dream Engine Digital Film Productions.

Speakers included:
Wendy Jones, Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria, Great Stuff Going On Out There
Richard Thomas, Wormlovers, Worms for waste enhancement
Ellen Regos, Metropolitan Waste Management Group, The Waste Wise Melbourne Network
Dhiren Bhagwandas and Justin Hutchinson, Industrial Designers, Before & After, more thought, less material
Edward Meysztowicz, Branin Pty Ltd, Zero Waste
Dr Ruth Lane, RMIT University, The reuse of second hand goods in Melbourne households
Darlene Gaylor, Envirogrind Recycling Australia Pty Ltd, Bringing waste to a grinding halt
Jeff Moon, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Phoenix project
Amelia de Bie, Founder of Iotia, I op therefore I am – Melbournes online collaborative shopping blog
Penny Algar, Artist and Landscape Designer, Beautiful waste
Jonathan Crocket, Executive Consultant, GHD, Urine separating – dry toilets

To view the video footage of any of the above presenters place their name into the search category above or visit the category “Sustainable Cities Round Tables” above.

Footage of the introduction to the Sustainable Cities Round Table on Waste Not Want Not by Ferne Edwards, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab can be viewed below.

Reminder to RSVP for Sustainable Cities Round Table!

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on September 19th, 2008

Dear Sustainable Melbourne readers,

This is a reminder that the RSVP deadline for the next Sustainable Cities Round Table on “Waste Not Want Not” are extended due this Friday, 19 September. Please remember to RSVP for this event so you don’t miss out! RSVP to Find more details about the event below! It’s going to be fun

What: The Sustainable Cities Round Table – Waste Not Want Not
When: 6:30 – 8:30pm, Wednesday 24 September
Where: Carrillo Gantner theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, the University of Melbourne
RSVP: by 19 Sept to

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