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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: ICLEI-MCC
    the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives ICLEI within Australia New Zealand and internationally The City of Melbourne signed a host agreement in 1999 with ICLEI International for the City of Melbourne to host ICLEI Australia New Zealand from 2000 2002 I was elected by international fax ballot to the Executive Committee for the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives in 2000 I was subsequently elected by the Executive Committee to the Management Committee of ICLEI International A further 3 year host agreement between the City of Melbourne and ICLEI Australia New Zealand was signed in 2002 The ICLEI Australia New Zealand headquarters is extremely active Details of current activities are available as a PDF download by clicking on the title ICLEI Australia New Zealand Member and Participant Services Opportunities for Involvement in 2003 4 280 Kb DESCRIPTION ICLEI INTERNATIONAL The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives ICLEI is an international association of local governments implementing sustainable development Its mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global environmental and sustainable development conditions through cumulative local actions Building a worldwide movement requires that ICLEI functions as a democratic international association of local governments Serving a worldwide movement requires that ICLEI operates as an international environmental agency for local governments More than 400 cities towns counties and their associations worldwide comprise ICLEI s membership They and hundreds of other local governments are engaged in ICLEI s international campaigns and regional projects Through its campaigns ICLEI helps local government generate political awareness of key issues build capacity through technical assistance and training and evaluate local and cumulative progress toward sustainable development ICLEI serves as an information clearinghouse on sustainable development by providing policy guidance training and technical assistance and consultancy services to increase

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Victorian Legal Dispute Resolution
    Victorian Greens No 1 Senate Candidate Rosa the Policy Watchdog drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS PROMOTE VICTORIA AS THE DETERMINING JURISDICTION FOR CONTRACTS MADE IN ASIA PACIFIC Achievement Target Date Description Progress Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Melbourne is an Asia Pacific focus for dispute resolution for companies wishing to adjudicate contractual disputes TARGET DATE February 2005 PROGRESS Some DESCRIPTION Business agreements often include a clause that comes into effect in the event of a dispute between the parties Parties to the agreement can craft a clause that allows them to mediate a dispute have it arbitrated and to nominate the legal jurisdiction that applies to the contract In some instances for a variety of reasons parties may wish to resolve their disputes in an independent jurisdiction in which both parties have faith Victoria s judicial system has an excellent reputation for its independent rigour and experience with alternative dispute resolution I will approach the Law Institute of Victoria Victorian Bar and the Attorney General s Department to propose that this idea be

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Sustainable Business Directory
    Directory to identify environmentally sustainable businesses within the City of Melbourne TARGET DATE June 2000 PROGRESS Achieved DESCRIPTION The Sustainable Business Directory is a free and publicly available listing of businesses within the City of Melbourne that identify themselves as being businesses furthering environmental sustainability The following description is taken from the web page describing the Sustainable Business Directory Melbourne is a city with tremendous sustainable business capabilities and growing strengths in all environmental industries The Melbourne Sustainable Business Directory features businesses based in Metropolitan Melbourne that are contributing to a more sustainable world This is either through what they do ie through the provision of environmental management services and or by the way they operate as a business ie environmentally sensitive products processes The free Directory promotes these businesses to a growing market of informed individuals and companies wishing to purchase goods and services that are sustainable improving their environmental behaviour and performance and thereby creating new markets Sustainable development can be defined many ways Essentially it is about sustaining the economic social and environmental options available to people now and in the future The markets of the future are being reshaped through a growing consumer and organisational emphasis on triple bottom line sustainability The City of Melbourne and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives ICLEI are proud to present the Melbourne Sustainable Business Directory A copy of the Sustainable Business Directory is available as a web based by clicking on the underlined title or at http www melbourne vic gov au sustainablebusiness A media release issued following the launch of the Sustainable Business Directory on 7 July 2000 details the Directory s function Melbourne s first Online Sustainable Business Directory Launched The first Melbourne Sustainable Business Directory is available online after being launched by Lord Mayor Cr

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Good Green Recipes
    Beautiful People It s Not Easy Being Green The Victorian Greens Homepage Policies The Australian Greens Charter ARCHIVES BELOW David Risstrom Victorian Greens No 1 Senate Candidate Rosa the Policy Watchdog drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS GOOD GREEN RECIPES Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT This site hosts enough Good Green Recipes to be able to collate and publish as an online book TARGET DATE Tea time PROGRESS None to date DESCRIPTION The idea of this page is to host recipes that are worth using and that try to make as little impact on the world as possible They may be organic not take much cooking avoid highly processed foods and unsustainable food production processes or benefit the world and human health in other ways If you have a recipe that you think fits the bill and are willing to contribute it my plan is to publish it online on this site If I publish your recipe I will make a note with the recipe that you contributed

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Green Street Theatre
    News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS GREEN STREET THEATRE Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Street theatre is regularly used as a way of educating people about environmental and social issues such as littering homelessness laughing having fun and caring about people TARGET DATE June 2004 PROGRESS None to date I will discuss this with the arts community and council administrators to see how this idea can evolve I welcome more suggestions DESCRIPTION People often learn more and faster when they are having fun Green Street Theatre could be used around Melbourne to let people have fun while learning and thinking about environmental social and economic issues that many of us care about and can be usefully reminded about I see some possibilities as having clowns do skits in the street on littering murals evolving in prominent places dealing with social and other issues and theatre groups within Melbourne being encouraged to do short skits on issues they see as important One example that has already occurred is the moving bed in the

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Greening Events
    can be made in greening the events they manage The Athens Call for Greening Events was adopted by ICLEI at the 2003 World Congress in Athens following negotiations with a coalition of 21 local Greek Councils known as OTA 21 THE ATHENS CALL FOR GREENING EVENTS Sustainable Principles for local hosts organising international events Cities towns and metropolitan governments often act as local hosts for international events such as the Olympic Games World Exhibitions or United Nations Conferences These events can have a significant impact on the local community environment and economy Host communities wish to make economic gains while avoiding negative impacts and at the same time use these events as conveyors of the sustainability message Greening events has become the vision for efforts to save resources avoid damage to the local and global environment to take ecological social and economical aspects into account for future oriented city development and to offer sustainable development options to the local people and economy On the occasion of the ICLEI World Congress 2003 in Athens held on invitation of the Coalition 21 and one year prior to the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens we launch an initiative for action towards Greening Events therefore named the Athens Call for Greening Events We the cities towns and metropolitan governments aim at using our role as hosts to foster protection of the environment save resources and care for our social values and cultural heritage during the preparation and implementation of events As hosts our vision is to prepare and organise events in such a way that as few natural resources as possible are used and areas within our cities that may have been polluted degraded or destroyed will be rehabilitated minimal environmental damage will be caused and limited negative impacts on local inhabitants will occur At the same time a green event should offer inhabitants an opportunity to improve their living conditions and enable both participants and inhabitants to practise a sustainable lifestyle We aim at improving our knowledge on how to better manage large international events through local model projects such as waste management sustainable procurement reduction of solid waste and atmospheric pollution preservation of biodiversity addressing security and the prevention of disasters and environmental degradation We commit ourselves to implement city planning and city development caused by or related to the occurrence of large events in a sustainable way and to encourage and facilitate citizens participation in all steps of this process We encourage ICLEI to make special efforts towards greening events organised within the responsibility of ICLEI to report on results and to include a climate legacy project in future conferences We envisage defining a set of minimum standards for environmental protection and social development as the basis for future agreements between host cities and events organisers We aim at carrying out an international project to collect and document the activities towards greening events of the cities with accumulated experiences and innovative approaches We support efforts to compile an action oriented handbook

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Hello Melbourne
    Greens No 1 Senate Candidate Rosa the Policy Watchdog drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS HELLO MELBOURNE Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Visitors to the city have a chance to enjoy their 15 seconds of fame by having a digital photo taken which is then displayed on a public screen such as the one on the corner of Swanston and Bourke Streets or the noticeboard in Federation Square TARGET DATE July 2004 PROGRESS Achieved DESCRIPTION Visitors to a visitors centre in the City could be greeted by the opportunity to have their photograph taken for no charge as a surprise benefit of The digital photo would then be shown on the public noticeboard on the corner of Swanston and Bourke Streets or another site within the City where people could sit and have a coffee while they wait for their fame to arrive This idea is to be introduced during the Melbourne Moomba Waterfest using the Federation Square screen FURTHER INFORMATION This idea arose from a conversation I

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Kids Do It Day
    Greens Homepage Policies The Australian Greens Charter ARCHIVES BELOW David Risstrom Victorian Greens No 1 Senate Candidate Rosa the Policy Watchdog drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 MORE GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS KIDS DO IT DAY Achievement Target Date Progress Description Further Information ACHIEVEMENT On one day each year Kids have the Concert Hall or Town Hall and express themselves through music dance and song TARGET DATE July 2004 PROGRESS Some DESCRIPTION Kids Do It Day would be a day of the year where children have the chance to sing dance and make or listen to the music they want to I envisage the Town Hall or Concert I have not implemented this project yet A practical application of the idea of putting children first was hosted by the City of Melbourne two years ago called Children s Week 2002 To celebrate Children s Week 2002 the City of Melbourne commissioned Simon Spain and Victoria Ryle from Kids Own Publishing in Ireland to work with 300 primary school children from the City of Melbourne and local

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