Internship opportunity at 3000acres

3000acres_logoProject Support Officer at 3000 acres

Responsible For: Supporting the implementation of the 3000acres’ Saxon Street Garden in Brunswick.    The Saxon Street Garden is an initiative of 3000acres together with Moreland City Council and represents the first stage in the creation of an active, lively and engaging community hub at 33 Saxon Street.

Responsible To:  Executive Officer

The purpose of the garden is to engage the community including local residents and nearby community and not-for-profit organisations with food-growing and community activities on the land.

The implementation of the garden will include managing the relationship with Council officers, engaging with the local community, the procurement of materials and actual build of the garden and management of initial community events.

Purpose: 3000acres aims to activate vacant and underutilized land for food-growing uses, helping to build resilient, strong and connected communities through urban agriculture.

Position Purpose: Assisting with the planning, implementation and running of the 3000acres garden at Saxon Street, Brunswick.

Key Result Areas: Successful implementation of the garden with engaged and enthusiastic community.

Council satisfaction with project delivery

Location: 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick and 3000acres office @ 81 Rupert Street, Collingwood.

JOB REQUIREMENTS (What are the key activities for the role?)

Key Tasks: • Familiarisation with 3000acres existing gardens and projects as well as the specific proposal for Moreland City Council • Contact and ongoing engagement with various local community and not-for-profit groups • Contact and ongoing engagement with local residents and business • Procurement of garden materials • Organise and deliver on garden build day including engaging 3000acres volunteers • Ongoing reporting and updates to relevant Council staff • Ongoing reporting and updates to 3000acres Executive Officer • Recording of processes, successes and challenges throughout the project

How to apply: Please send your CV and a cover letter to by Friday 31st October, 2014

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Coffee Information Session @ OEP

Info session Sep 13Are you interested in studying environment and sustainability but not sure whether your degree is relevant?
Do you want to know what skills you will gain in a multidisplinary program?
Or what environmental career you might go into?

Join us for a coffee and have a chat with our academics about your options. You’ll meet current students and learn more about the course. This is the perfect opportunity.

We offer Masters, Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate degrees all with flexible study options. Applications for semester 1, 2015 close at 5pm 30th November, 2014.


Info sessions times:
Dates: Wed 8th October 4pm – 5pm
Thurs 30th October, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue: Office for Environmental Programs Meeting Room 1.04, Ground Floor, Walter Boas Building (163)
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See you there!

The OEP Team

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Four Degrees – The UPDATE

In 2011, a conference in Melbourne gave us the first integrated overview of what rapid global warming might mean for Australia. This Symposium and book launch updates what we know about the key impacts of a Four Degree World on Australia and its region.

Wednesday 4 December, 6pm – 8pm

Carrillo Gantner Theatre, 761 Swanston Street, University of Melbourne  View Map




Malte Meinshausen, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

David Karoly, Climate Science, University of Melbourne

Lesley Hughes, Ecology, Macquarie University

Mark Howden, Chief Research Scientist Primary Industries, CSIRO

Tony McMichael, Population Health, Australian National University

Robyn Eckersley, Political Science, University of Melbourne

Peter Christoff, Climate Policy, University of Melbourne



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Media and Environment in Brazil

Date: Thursday 19th November 2013 | Time: 1pm Venue: Theatre 1, 221 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter:  Professor Antonio Almeida Dept of Economy, Administration and Sociology, University of Sao Paulo Antonio is an agronomist at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), with a PhD in Sociology from USP 1995, and studied at Ecole de Hautes Etudes in Science Sociales, Paris. He was a visiting scholar at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, 1999, and at the Communication Department, University of Massachussets, Amherst, 2004. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economy, Business and Sociology, College of Agriculture Luiz de Queiroz – USP, and responsible for the Media and Environment Laboratory. His research considers how the media engages with environmental decision making and/or influences popular understanding of key environmental issues. His most recent research has included studies associated with the Piracicaba River Basin, and the role of NGOs in corporate communication.

The Media and Environment Laboratory at the College of Agriculture Luiz de Queiroz, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil investigates and analyses the controversial realities of Brazilian engagement with social and ecological change. Using content and critical discourse analysis topics range from the printed news coverage on pesticides; television news on dams projects in the Amazon region; NGOs’ interaction with corporate environmental communication; and environmental advertisements from corporations and the Brazilian government. In this seminar, Almeida focuses on the distance between the image and environmental management practices. He will consider how media messages become environmental problems themselves.  Almeida argues that democracy depends on information and the importance of these symbolic messages about environment quality. He considers that media treatment of the environment is frequently as problematic as those issues associated with media violence, glorification of war and weapons, racism, sexism, and the dissemination of other prejudices.


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PhD scholarship: Wealth from Waste, Monash University

PhD scholarship:  Wealth from Waste CSIRO research cluster

Geography, Environment and Sustainability Program, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Melbourne

AUD$25392 per year

The PhD project is positioned within the Wealth from Waste CSIRO research cluster project, an interdisciplinary multi-university research program that explores the feasibility of advanced metals recycling in Australia. The Monash led component of Wealth from Waste focuses on characterising and mapping the potential resource of recyclable materials that are distributed in domestic residences and commercial buildings in Australian cities. The PhD project will investigate social practices surrounding the management and disposal of portable household electronics. It will provide in-depth understanding of how household electronics are managed within the home, including but not limited to mobile phones, and provide insights into how and why householders respond to existing collection schemes and their likely response to any new approaches to collection of household electronics for recycling. The primary supervisor will be Dr Ruth Lane, a human geographer with expertise in waste and recycling. Co-supervisor Dr Xuan Zhu, who has expertise in GIS mapping, will provide guidance in aspects of study design to maximise the capacity for generalisation at larger spatial scales. Funding is provided for fieldwork in Melbourne, Sydney and a regional urban centre. See

To apply: Send the following documentation as email attachments by 31 November 2013 to Celeste Hulse:  (put “Wealth from Waste” in the subject line):

  • a covering letter outlining relevant training and experience
  • CV
  • Academic transcripts

Contact for further information: Dr Ruth Lane,

International applicants should note that the scholarship does not cover international student tuition fees. However, for outstanding applicants there is opportunity to apply for additional tuition fee scholarships. Interested applicants are strongly advised to refer to the link for more information. Candidates will be required to meet Monash entry requirements which may include English language skills.

Closing date: 31 November 2013


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