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If Victoria Was Redesigned, What Infrastructure Should Be Given Priority?

Source: ABC Conversation Hour (Richelle Hunt and Jonathon Kendall) podcast. In the last 12 months, over 22,500 Melburnians moved to regional Victoria. This figure comes as Infrastructure Australia’s latest report suggests all levels of government should work towards “remaking the country” to accommodate for high house prices, working from home, pressure on hospitals and lack…

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The SMaRT Centre and the Circular Economy – free webinar

Source: UNSW. Australia has a large waste problem and creation of a circular economy will help to alleviate this huge issue. ABC’s War on Waste states that: Every year the waste that Australia generates is growing at twice the rate of our population – Australia uses over 10 million plastic bags a day The average Australian family throws…

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Recycling Projects To Support Businesses And Create Jobs

Source: Victorian Government. Used coffee grounds equivalent to six million lattes will be composted into Victorian gardens as the Andrews Labor Government boosts funding for new and innovative projects to divert food waste from landfill. Creative approaches such as bike repair sheds, neighbourhood compost hubs and mobile dishwashing stations to reduce single use plastics will…

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New Regional Community Power Hubs Announced

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Seven new hubs for community owned renewable energy will be established around Victoria after recipients were announced under the next stage of our Community Power Hubs program. Over the coming year, these organisations will work closely with their local communities to provide trusted advice on clean energy solutions and deliver local, cost-effective…

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Australia’s First Solar Panel Recycling Plant Swings Into Action

Source: Renew Economy. One of Australia’s first solar PV recycling facilities is up and running in Melbourne’s north, with video footage posted on LinkedIn on Wednesday showing the panel-crushing plant in action. The plant, which was completed last September in Thomastown by Melbourne based co-operative Lotus Energy, claims to recycle 100% of end-of-life solar PV…

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Climate Plan To Cut Emissions And Create Jobs

Source: Victorian Government. The Andrews Labor Government has today unveiled its ambitious Climate Change Strategy and interim targets, positioning Victoria as a leader in tackling climate change – and creating new jobs and industries of the future. This strategy will keep Victoria on track to meet our target of net zero emissions by 2050, while…

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Solar Panel Recycling Plan For Kilmany

Source: Gippsland Times. A SOLAR panel recycling company’s proposal to establish a facility beside the existing Kilmany Resource Recovery Centre and Landfill facility would bring much-needed economic investment and job opportunities to the area, according to a council report. Wellington Shire Council has been approached by the Ojas Group (Elecsome), which is seeking land for…

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Talking To Children About Climate Change – ResourceSmart Schools Teacher Training

Join ResourceSmart Schools Gippsland for one of three FREE Teacher Training sessions and hear from Honorary Professorial Fellow Ann Sanson from the University of Melbourne about how to talk to children about the climate crisis. This session aims to build your confidence in working with children in the area of climate change. Two sessions will…

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2021 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants

Source: Junior Landcare. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Landcare Australia are partnering for a fourth year to fund the 2021 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants for schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides and youth groups. Applications are now open for the 2021 grants that provide an opportunity to secure funding to engage…

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Two New Job Opportunities In Gippsland

Looking for a job where you can have a positive and lasting impact on the environment? We have two exciting new roles in resource recovery in Gippsland. – Manager Programs and Projects – Governance Officer Be part of a team working with local councils and state government, industry and business, communities and schools to support…

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