Environment

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Council trial making high-rise composting a reality

February 22nd, 2023 - Sean Car

In an Australian-first, the City of Melbourne has introduced its Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service in high-rise buildings, with a Spring St apartment tower among six selected in the municipality to take part in a 12-month pilot.

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Greening projects making Melbourne an urban forest

January 25th, 2023 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

The City of Melbourne is set to become a little greener with a number of tram stops transforming into lush eco-installations as part of the council’s Urban Forest Fund Grant program.

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Green your balcony this holiday season  

November 23rd, 2022 - Brendan Rees

Looking to transform your balcony into a greener and lusher space over summer?  

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Push for swimmable Yarra River by 2030 continues

November 23rd, 2022 - David Schout

The campaign to create a swimmable Yarra River in central Melbourne by 2030 continues, with leaders converging for a key forum in November. 

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Huge increase to greening of old buildings needed to hit 2040 net zero target

October 26th, 2022 - David Schout

The current rate of local buildings being decarbonised per year was nowhere near that required for the City of Melbourne to reach its commitment of net zero emissions by 2040, a report has revealed.

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QVM powers up with solar panels as city gears towards net-zero

August 24th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

The Queen Victoria Market (QVM) has taken a significant step in its sustainability goals with new solar panels expected to cut its power bill by $100,000 a year.  

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Turning attention to sustainability this spring

August 24th, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

As spring returns this year, so too does Federation Square’s month-long festival Sustainable September.

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New harvest for Citywide

May 25th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

Sometimes at about noon there will be a long line of street sweepers arriving from the CBD to offload their “harvest” at a large, rather complex wash plant at the Dynon Rd depot.

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New Riverkeeper to fight for Melbourne’s iconic waterway

May 25th, 2022 - David Schout

In a wide-ranging interview with CBD News, newly-appointed Yarra Riverkeeper Charlotte Sterrett shares her vision for the river, her thoughts on the proposed Greenline project, and the importance of pushing towards a “swimmable Birrarung”.

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QVM kicking goals in sustainability initiatives

April 27th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

Queen Victoria Market’s (QVM) ambitious goal to reach zero carbon and send zero waste to landfill by 2027 is on track to be achieved.

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A difficult comeback for Spring St

A difficult comeback for Spring St

June 25th, 2020 - Rhonda Dredge
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