Welcome – Mayor, Councillor Sandra Wilson
Presentations from 4 local presenters (mainly Newport people)
Christian Groves spoke of the challenges he faced with his backyard project, the ValveCosy - a device that helps the pressure release valve on hot water storage tanks stay warm and save energy. Christian shared his learnings from his eco enterprise, from the design stage through to manufacturing on shore in Australia.
Gavin Mountjoy presented an overview of Westgate Community Wind, which proposed the installation of Melbourne’s first community-owned wind turbine installed on the north side of the Westgate Bridge, using the Bendigo Bank Community Enterprise™ model.
Faith Symons and Emma McGregor presented from Reuse It Baby Market, a market that specializes in second hand and recycled gear for mums and bubs. Emma shared her personal motivation for starting up the market in 2009, Faith revealed how she has developed the concept since she took over the reins in 2011 and both told us what they have learned about running this kind of enterprise.
Tom Bevan from UCAN Cafes, operating at Williamstown and Altona North libraries, gave us an overview of Yooralla's experience in setting up and running a social enterprise that provides award wage employment and training for young people with disability.
1 minute go-around : what is your name, where are you from and what has brought you here today? (About 20 participants)
Open Space Topics
Session 1 - 2 topics
A. How do we use online tools?