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Environment and Sustainability


In 2012, Ideas for Melbourne will be the talk of the town.

With city elections looming in 2012, we’re kicking off this year’s programming by turning the spotlight on some of Melbourne’s biggest civic issues. Over the course of a week, we’ll be asking the city’s most controversial questions, giving you the chance to ask the city’s best placed commentators, experts and policy-makers the questions that will decide this year’s elections. Our aim is simple: to generate public conversation on the issues that matter to Melbournians most.

The capital of what used to be known as the garden state is graced by green wedges and a cool climate – but for how much longer? Adam Morton, Kelly O’Shanassy and Kirsten Larsen discuss.

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Kirsten Larsen

Kirsten Larsen has been investigating the ins and outs of all things food for around eight years. From a background in state government sustainability, climate and food policy, Kirsten turned to systemic analysis of food security and sustainability and has been involved in the development and i... Read more

Kelly O'Shanassy

Kelly O’Shanassy is the Chief Executive Officer of Environment Victoria, one of Australia’s leading independent environment groups. Kelly has an extensive background in sustainability within the public, private and community sector. In her past roles she established world-first environment prot... Read more

Adam Morton

Adam Morton is the Environment editor at The Age.


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