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Sustainable Melbourne Impact Stories
Community Supermarket Supplies Corio, Norlane with Affordable Fresh Food
Residents in Corio and Norlane will have improved access to affordable, sustainable, fresh food through 2&5 Inc’s Community Supermarket.
Art + Climate = Change
In 2015, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation provided a grant of $50,000 to Climarte for Art+Climate=Change a new festival dedicated to exploring the challenges our world is facing from climate change through various artistic mediums.
Scaling Up Community Solar
In 2013, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation funded the Alternative Technology Association for the development of Sunulator, a tool designed for community groups that ensures the best possible environmental and financial outcomes for rooftop solar installations.
A two-year collaborative research project being undertaken by the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab at the University of Melbourne and funded by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, is analysing Melbourne’s food consumption and cataloguing what food is being grown in the city’s foodbowl.
Microplastic Pollution Research
A grant to RMIT University is funding research on the prevalence of microplastics in the Port Phillip Bay area.
Footscray Community Arts Centre
Funding from Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has assisted Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) in their switch to solar power. The organisation has a firm commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, and after reviewing the building and its typical use, determined that changing their source of electricity was the best option to make the space more energy efficient.