SustainableMelbourne.comSustainableMelbourne.com is a blog that showcases the sustainability action and resources existing within the city of Melbourne, Australia. Topics posted on the site relate to urban sustainability with a range of categories available including local events, models and visions.
The blog also features a Newsletter that broadcasts highlights from the site to its 1,500 members. In May 2008, Sustainable Melbourne received recognition from Blogged.com whose evaluation of the site used the criteria of 'frequency of updates, relevance of content, site design, and writing style'. SustainableMelbourne.com received 8.3 out of 10! .
Sustainable Melbourne also holds face-to-face events called the Sustainable Cities Round Tables (SCRTs). The SCRTs are regular, public events held in Melbourne that showcase local sustainability initiatives while providing a networking opportunity for people in the government, industry, academia and community sectors. Since their commencement in May 2007 (to date of entry September 2008), there have been seven SCRTs featuring more than sixty presenters. Each presenter at these events are filmed with the footage published online offering a rich record of Melbourne's sustainability talent.
Sustainable Melbourne is a project of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL). VEIL seeks to identify and promote emerging technical and social innovations that could form part of future sustainable systems. VEIL also creates conditions to explore emerging ideas and stimulate new ones. VEIL was established through Our Environment Our Future - Victorian Sustainability Statement 2006 and is funded through the Victorian Government's Sustainability Fund.
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