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Hard waste finds a new purpose

More than a third of all material collected through the City’s book-in hard waste service trial has been recycled. The City’s contractor, Cleanaway, recycled about 37 per cent of all material it picked up from Greater Geelong households during the first six months of the trial. The figure is well...

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Repurposing bluetooth speaker

Reimagining the retail sector

Central Geelong business The Reimaginarium is now a City of Design Champion. Owner Ryan Mischkulnig provides an insight into sustainable design possibilities. Tell us about The Reimaginarium. “We repair, restore, repurpose and reimagine previously-used products, offering a more sustainable alternative to mainstream retailers. Our products include restored and reimagined bluetooth...

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Switched on to renewable energy

The City of Greater Geelong has joined with 47 other Victorian councils to form Australia’s largest ever buying group to make the switch to 100 per cent renewable energy. The councils have come together to drive investment in renewable energy, resulting in the pooling of 250GWh of electricity. This is...

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Geelong Youth Summit designed to tackle big issues

Young people from all over the region will be invited to take part in the 2019 Geelong Youth Summit, hosted by the Greater Geelong Youth Council. Junior Mayor Josie Horne used her quarterly report to council to announce that the summit will be held on Thursday 31 October at GMHBA...

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Inspiring sustainable living through planning and design

Clever design can influence everything in our environment. Geelong – UNESCO City of Design Business Champion, Ben Shaw Permaculture proves that.  Combining his passion for sustainable living and permaculture has allowed Ben to build a successful business – literally in his own backyard in suburban Geelong.  And it’s all thanks...

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Flaim Systems extinguisher training program in high demand

A Geelong company selling virtual reality firefighting training systems into 14 countries has launched a new product focusing on using fire extinguishers at home and at work. Named Start-up of the Year at Australia’s leading digital innovation awards, Flaim Systems’ core product, the Flaim Trainer, allows firefighters to train for...

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Our design-driven business Champions

Three innovative local businesses have been named Geelong’s first UNESCO City of Design Business Champions.  The Pivot City Innovation District, software engineering company, Codeacious and edible garden design and education business, Ben Shaw Permaculture have been recognised for their creativity and design focus. Pivot City was the first successful applicant...

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Welcome to The Design Series

The National Wool Museum has just announced a series of exclusive masterclasses exploring creativity with fibre, showcasing creative people and paying tribute to Geelong’s recent designation as a UNESCO City of Design. The Design Series masterclasses will offer Geelong residents and visitors the opportunity to explore a wide-ranging set of...

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Geelong on the world stage at UNESCO Creative Cities AGM in Italy

Mayor Bruce Harwood and the City’s Manager of Economic Development and Events Tim Ellis represented Geelong at the UNESCO Creative Cities Annual General Meeting in Fabriano, Italy in June. Mayor Harwood said Geelong was heard loud and clear at the 2019 UNESCO Conference. “The reception we have received in relation...

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Truly Tree-Mendous

The Malop Street Green Spine has been winning over city workers and visitors for months – and now its received distinction at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ 2019 Victorian Awards. According to judges, the Malop Street Green Spine, by Outlines Architecture, is a prime example of public infrastructure that...

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