To all R3000 Members and web site subscribers.
We have arranged an exciting event this month for our regular Drinks Night. See below for details.
We are having presentations with slides from six City of Melbourne project leaders who will bring us up-to-date with various initiatives to improve the amenity of the City in which we live. This is your chance to engage with people at the coal face of the City’s current projects.
Topics to be discussed are:
- Recycling and Waste Management
- Energy Saving
- Greening your Laneway
- Community Connection
Details about our speakers follow:
Sally Blastock-Project Manager, Waste Standards. Sally Manages the Garbage Compactors and Recycling hubs in Laneways Program, as well as the Waste Standards Program which focuses on working with both businesses and residents who either store and/or have their bins collected from the public space. Sally has worked in waste community engagement and education for a number of years.
Amy Brand, City of Melbourne Smart Blocks Coordinator. Amy managers the Smart Blocks program. Smart Blocks helps you save energy in your apartment block’s common areas via an interactive portal that provides expert guidance to start projects, work together and tune up your building.
Jo Connor, Neighbourhood Development Officer. Jo works with communities within the CBD and East Melbourne to facilitate community connection, sense of place and belonging.
Thami Croeser, Project Officer, Green Infrastructure. Thami runs the Green Your Laneway program, which will create four new green spaces for the city in the next 12 months. Thami will present a quick progress update on this innovative pilot program.
Caitlin Findlay, Recycling Projects Officer. Caitlin delivers City of Melbourne’s High Rise Recycling Program which improves recycling and resource recovery in apartment buildings. Over the past few years approximately 30,000 apartments have gone through the program resulting in increased recycling collections, diversion of clothing and shoes from landfill via donations bins and more.
Ken Meese, Waste Standards Education Officer. Ken works with businesses throughout the city to increase recycling rates, minimise the number of bins stored in public space and educate businesses regarding the central city waste laws. Ken was formerly the coordinator of the Degraves St recycling facility, managing an innovative program which diverts the food waste of surrounding businesses from landfill.