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Sustainable September

Sustainable September
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Sustainable September

Dates

20 September 2021 - 30 September 2021
Daily
24 Hours

Spring is in the air, and with it, comes Sustainable September at Fed Square. And this year, the program is all virtual!

We’ve got a heap of online content to help you learn about sustainability so we can all work together to help keep our bodies healthy, while we protect the planet.

Check out the program below for more information about this year’s A Taste of the Little Food Festival; listen to our series of great podcasts interviews with sustainability heroes; learn about the zero-waste futurefoodsystem at Fed Square; and catch up with the 10 short episodes of The New Joneses and take the Tick Off Ten pledge: ten simple commitments we can all make today, to help protect our planet.

And of course, you can learn about how we at Fed Square practice what we preach, continually improving our own sustainability practices.

Check out the program:

A Taste of the Little Food Festival

With The Little Food Festival set to return to Fed Square in April 2022, for Sustainable September you can enjoy an online Taste of the Little Food Festival, complete with a competition for you to win a few little items! Perfect to keep the kids occupied during school holidays, or a rainy weekend!

The Little Food Festival is brought to you by the Sandro Demaio Foundation, Monash University, Fed Square and The City of Melbourne.

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Sustainability in Action podcast series

Our brand-new five-episode podcast series features interviews with key sustainability-heroes: artists, entrepreneurs, educators and community and social enterprise leaders who are committed to living, working and promoting sustainability. Interviewees include representatives from SisterWorks, OzHarvest, Plant the Seed Melbourne and more. Check it out on our Anything But Square podcast.

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futurefoodsystem by Joost

futurefoodsystem is a living house, located on River Terrace at Fed Square, that functions on the energy and nutrients that the house produces while waste is fed back into the house’s systems. The brainchild of Joost Bakker, the ‘poster-boy of zero waste’ (NYT, 2015), futurefoodsystem is occupied by two award-winning chefs, Jo Barrett and Matt Stone, who cook urban-farmed feasts from the fish, mussels, yabbies, crickets, mushrooms, veggies and plants grown in the house. A closed-loop system, it’s part eco-experiment and part living example of the power of our houses to grow food and sustain us.

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Ask Joost

Tuesdays, 12pm–1pm | Instagram

Each Tuesday, Joost Bakker of futurefoodsystem will be taking over the Fed Square Instagram account, to answer any sustainability or futurefoodsystem questions you may have. Learn about wicking beds, aquaponics systems and the odd-looking mushrooms they have growing in their mush-room. And of course you can ask foodie-questions of award-winning chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett to give you inspo for your own sustainable growing, cooking and eating journey. Check out previous weeks’ highlights on our Instagram account!

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Spring cooking, live at futurefoodsystem

Wednesdays, 12pm–1pm | Instagram Live

Follow along with chefs Jo Barrett and Matt Stone as they pick what’s looking good from the futurefoodsystem garden this spring, and show you how to cook and prepare a healthy and flavourful meal – fresh as can be! If you miss it, you can catch up with weekly episodes on our IGTV on Instagram. Get inspired for your own urban farming and cooking adventures with Jo, Matt and Joost!

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The maze under Fed Square

Here at Fed Square, we live and breathe sustainability. As a registered carbon-neutral city precinct, Fed Square also has some truly a-MAZE-ing secrets, including a hidden underground design feature that utilises Roman-era technology to maintain a temperate environment. Watch our mini-documentary online to find out more about how Fed Square stays sustainable and eco-friendly.

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Fed Square and sustainability

As an iconic global landmark and major attraction, Fed Square is committed to being a leader in sustainability. We have a dedicated Sustainability Action Group who work towards continually improving the way we operate, to evaluate and refine systems and processes ensuring we minimise waste, save water and protect our waterways. Fed Square also has an Environmental Management Plan which underpins daily operations, across water, waste, energy, air, noise and landscaping.

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