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Help Unmask Australia’s Litter Problem – March 2022

Source: Clean Up Australia. Everyone is talking about face mask litter but we’ve decided it’s time to do something about it! In 2020, more than three billion single-use masks were thrown out across the globe every day. However, locally, the extent of this problem remains unclear. That’s why on Clean Up Australia Day we’re asking…

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Bass Coast Edible Gardens – Open Weekend 19-20 Feb

Coordinated and curated by the Bass Coast Adult Learning Centre and hosted by local gardeners, Bass Coast Edible Gardens is an annual, two-day festival showcasing a wide range of regional food gardens. This event is designed to give you access to experts, to provide insight and show what’s possible. Whether you are a beginner, an…

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National Sustainable Living Festival

February 1- 28 2022. For those in regional Victoria, you don’t have to head to Melbourne to make the most of the Sustainable Living Festival there are so many great online events throughout Feb, including: – Leapfrogging Bioplastics – 4 Steps to Low Waste – Edible Cutlery – Fundamentals of Compost – Stitched Activism –…

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Waste Expo Australia Goes Online – Oct 19 to 21

 Source: Waste Management Review Waste Expo Australia is taking its conference online this month. Across four sessions, from 19 October, 2021 to 21 October, the virtual conference will bring together more than 30 leading experts to discuss the latest developments, challenges and opportunities facing the waste management and resource recovery industry. The free conference is the…

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Detox Your Home Event in September – Sale

Highly toxic items, such as chemicals, should never be put in your rubbish bins or poured down the drain. Dispose of your toxic items correctly to: reduce the risk to the environment and human health keep our waterways clean prevent it from going to landfill reuse precious resources. Sustainability Victoria and Wellington Shire Council are…

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Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns – Awards Program

Source: Keep Victoria Beautiful. The Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards recognise, celebrate and share grassroots initiatives and positive actions taken by community groups, educational institutions, businesses and councils in rural and regional areas in Victoria. These initiatives may empower, protect the environment, reduce waste, engage local youth, combat loneliness or simply be a fun way to…

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National Asbestos Awareness Week 23-29 Nov 2020

Source: WorkSafe Victoria. To support National Asbestos Awareness Week 2020 (23 -29 November) WorkSafe is hosting a free ‘Asbestos in Victoria’ webinar on Friday 27 November 2020. Join WorkSafe and guests to hear about how the use of asbestos, even after its ban in 2003, still impacts Victorian lives today and the strategies in place…

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Accelerating The Circular Economy

Source: Sustainability Victoria. We’re igniting Victoria’s circular economy and you’re invited! Join us for this free interactive virtual event to hear from The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, about Victorian Government support for businesses, and learn from local circular economy heroes about international best practice. Friday 20 November 2020, 9–10:00am.…

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Finalists Announced For 2020 APCO Awards

Source: Waste Management Review. This year, 45 organisations from across nine industry sectors have been recognised for their sustainable packaging innovation and leadership, including their dedication to meeting the 2025 National Packaging Targets. “With 2020 presenting such a unique and challenging time for many Members, it’s more important than ever to recognise the hard work…

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Accelerating The Circular Economy: from global lessons to local opportunities

Sustainability Victoria is bringing together leading international thinkers, government representatives, and local innovators to discuss opportunities for accelerating Victoria’s transition to a circular economy – 20 November 2020. Further event details and speaker list coming soon. Interested in attending? Register now to receive your invite.

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