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Seeking academic contributors for the Green Series

Posted in Uncategorized by fedwards on September 18th, 2008

Please see a message below which may be of interest to Sustainable Cities readers from Ellen Ingber, Author Manager, Golson Media.

“We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Green Series, a new electronic reference series for academic and public libraries addressing all aspects of environmental issues, including alternative energies, sustainability, politics, agriculture, and many other subjects that will comprise a 12-title set. Each title has approximately 150 articles (much like encyclopedia articles) on major themes, ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 words. We are starting the assignment process for articles for the first three titles in the series with a deadline of FEBRUARY 2, 2009:
Green Energy
Green Politics
Green Food

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Another sustainable city website – introducing Moraga, California

Posted in Sustainable Cities by fedwards on September 16th, 2008

I’ve recently added the link to the Sustainable Moraga website (under Americas on the right-hand side bar) to the list of Sustainable Cities. This website is like many others around the world who are aspiring to make sustainable changes at a city-level. Read more about Sustainable Moraga and its goals from the abstract below from their website.

Sustainable Moraga is a local, grassroots citizens’ group founded in 2005 to help Moraga become a more sustainable community. We believe that all of us—local residents, businesses and town government—can take proactive, meaningful steps to minimize our footprint on the planet. Through awareness, education and action, Sustainable Moraga helps people and organizations in Moraga become “conscious consumers” actively preserving our environment and making Moraga a better place to live.

We are motivated by a concern for the human impact of such issues as global warming, air and water pollution, energy costs, fossil fuel depletion, waste creation and disposal, harmful pesticides and other hazardous chemicals and products. Locally, we are not immune to these problems and their negative role in cancer, asthma, plant and animal survival, temperature variation, growing season changes, terrorism and foreign resource reliance.


Reminder to RSVP for Sustainable Cities Round Table!

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on September 14th, 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 due this Friday, 19 September. Please remember to RSVP for this event so you don’t miss out! RSVP to rsvp@sustainablemelbourne.com. 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 rsvp@sustainablemelbourne.com

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Announcing the Sustainable Cities Round Table – Waste Not Want Not, Melbourne, Australia

Posted in Events by fedwards on September 8th, 2008

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!

When: 6:30 – 8:30pm, Wednesday 24 September
Where: Carrillo Gantner theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, the University of Melbourne, Swanston St
Contact: RSVP ESSENTIAL to rsvp@sustainablemelbourne.com by 19 September

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 www.sustainablemelbourne.com 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.

Best,
Ferne

Ferne Edwards
Sustainable Cities Research Officer, Victorian Eco-Innovation Laboratory (VEIL)
Email: fedwards@unimelb.edu.au Phone: (03) 8344 9268


A fantastic new resource – www.coolclimatejobs.com launches!

Posted in Uncategorized by fedwards on September 3rd, 2008

Cool Climate Jobs is an exciting new online job resource for the climate and renewable energy communities. Featuring jobs in the climate, renewable energy, and green collar research, policy, and practice fields from around the world, Cool Climate Jobs is free to browse as well as an affordable platform to promote your employment opportunities. It’s just $125 (American dollars) ($100 for non-profit organizations) for a 4 week posting – internship postings are always free. There are also sponsorship and advertising opportunities to showcase your event or organization directly to thousands of skilled members of the climate and renewable energy industries.

For more information visit: www.coolclimatejobs.com.