Responsible Forest Management Awards 2008

FSC Australia is having its inaugural Annual Dinner, incorporating Responsible Forest Management Awards. The objective of the awards is to recognise and reward those companies that exemplify the spirit and intent of the FSC system through their management practices, their contribution and promotion of FSC certification and FSC certified products.

The awards are to be presented at the FSC Annual Dinner, to be held at Atlantic at the Docklands, Melbourne, on Tuesday, November 11, 2008. For more infomation on the event and to book tickets, please click here

Life Cycle Eco-Design Strategies — Effective decision making

Tuesday 25 November 2008, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, 1010 La Trobe Street, Docklands

Tuesday 25 November 2008, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, 1010 La Trobe Street, Docklands

More info and Register here. Whether new or already involved in the sustainability journey, this practical and informative workshop prepares design professionals with the skills to understand and implement eco-design strategies to positively influence ‘design-thinking’ from a life cycle perspective.

Jo Szczepanska wins Premiers Design Award!


o2 Victorian management team member Jo Szczepanska has picked up a prestigious Premiers Design Award for her magnificent ‘VeggiePatch’ under the category of Self-initiated Industrial/Product Design. Wow!

“The VeggiePatch is the result of a self-initiated brief aiming to bridge the gap between the concept of sustainability and the reality of food production. The project aims to: invite individuals to re-connect with food and nature, raise awareness of and combat waste from the kitchen, stimulate a rediscovery of the pleasure of slow food and food cultivation and increase the self-sufficiency and sustainability of the modern household.