VIC | Environmental Sustainability Site Visit | Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo has achieved a lot in environmental sustainability in the aspect of water, waste and energy. Their achievement includes winner of the Melbourne Awards environmental sustainability category in 2016, Award for Excellence for the 2008 Savewater Awards, the world first zoo to be awarded carbon neutral certification under the Australian Government's National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). This site visit aims to explore environmental sustainability in Melbourne Zoo. This will be a rare chance to explore a different side of Melbourne Zoo, to learn about their sustainable goals, what sustainable measures the zoo use, how they implemented it and how they have progressed against their measures. The event will be a 1.5 hour tour led by sustainability specialists at the zoo.

The tour will cover the following:

  • Sustainability in water, waste and energy and the achievements of the zoo
  • Water: stormwater harvesting, on-site water treatment plant, sludge management, smart irrigation management, sustainable horticulture
  • Waste: an in-vessel composter called Hot Rot
  • Energy: energy monitoring system
  • Public interaction and sustainability policy key speakers

Meet the speakers:

Thomas Meek | Sustainability Manager
Ben Zarb | Water Technician
Giuseppe Greco | Irrigation Specialist

PPE Requirements for the site visit: Closed-toe shoes, water, cap and sunglasses

Earn CPD Points

Environmental professionals who attend this event can record 1 point per hour of continuing professional development under the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme.

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Event details

When: 15 Aug 2019
2:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Zoo Rail Gate Entrance, Poplar Road, Parkville

Cost: EIANZ Students Members - Free | EIANZ Non-student Members - $10.00 | Non-members - $25.00

Places Available: 6

Contact: EIANZ Central Office on 03 8593 4140 or via Please refer to the flyer for detailed address instructions.

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