Regen Melbourne Greenhouse Activator Workshop: Zero Waste Neighbourhood Projects

June 1, 2022

‘Greenhouse’ activator workshop: Zero Waste Neighbourhood Projects by Regen Melb

Join Regen Melb in their final Greenhouse online workshop series to support good humans of Melbourne (and in other states!) with a passion for community action for climate change. Think converting waste to energy. Think community compost, single-use plastic free neighbourhoods and kitchen appliance sharing …

Walk in with the ‘seed’ of a project idea that was sparked during Lockdown, surround yourself with like minds and be guided through an introduction to the Melbourne Doughnut. Listen to recognised project makers as they present case studies from which you can learn, then our Greenhouse Keepers will facilitate some simple project planning exercises so that you can walk away with a clear ‘tram stop’ pitch. Plus, by connecting into the Regen Melbourne network, you’ll find ongoing support to realise your idea.

Workshop Program

  • Welcome
  • Melbourne Doughnut introduction
  • Guest presentations (by experts and featuring project case studies)
  • Project making exercises
  • Pitch practice
  • Next Steps

Tickets available here!


Want to join the fight against urban waste? Change the narrative around our food systems?
If you’re a values aligned volunteer, NFP, business or organisation...

Our soft plastics program is available in Oct 2022.

Do something drastic & cut the plastic. Single-use plastic food packaging is a major contributor to the global solid waste problem. Although the food industry is developing strategies to reduce single-use plastic packaging, we need to better understand consumer awareness and attitudes about the issue.

When you toss a plastic bottle into your recycling bin, there’s no guarantee it actually gets recycled. In fact, odds are, it doesn’t. 

This is one of our key priority streams, where by using the same containers, in the same form, over and over again – it eases demand for virgin materials, reduces energy needed to spit out thousands of new plastic bottles or cardboard boxes, and prevents heaps of trash from ending up in landfills or oceans.

They’re bulky, large in size and consumes large amounts of space.

We use paper and cardboard in so much packaging and stacks of it still ends up in landfill, resulting in stacks of methane production, a major greenhouse gas.

When when you recycle cardboard waste and keep it free of oil and contamination, you end up saving ample amounts of water and energy and minimise trees being chopped down to get virgin material.

Cigarette butts are the world’s most littered plastic item, with around 7 billion dropped in Australia every year. In partnership with Fungi Solutions, CigCycle collected cigarette butts will undergo a Myco-Remediation program (mushrooms, FYI) at their Thornbury myco-facility for research and development for new circular materials.