Other Geelong events

How to create a more sustainable society: From recreating clothing and green energy to nature in healthcare

Past event - 2022
11 May Doors open 6pm | Start time 6:20pm | End time 9pm
Little Creatures, 221 Swanston Street, Geelong,
Geelong 3220
Find out about how we could dissolve and recreate clothing material, how bringing nature into our healthcare can create better outcomes and how we can use organic waste to create green energy.

The Regional Renewable Organics Network

Dee Orgill (Treatment Section Leader, Barwon Water)
Shaun Cumming (General Manager Infrastructure, Technology and Transformation Group, Barwon Water)
The Regional Renewable Organics Network will leverage existing water and sewerage infrastructure to reduce the amount of organic waste to landfill, create clean renewable energy, reduce costs, generate jobs and drive economic growth in the Geelong region.

Shaun has extensive experience in strategy, operations, construction, business development & technology. His team build & operate Barwon Water’s world-class infrastructure.

Dee leads Treatment Operations, with 15+ years experience in water treatment.

Connecting to Nature: individual and system approaches

Dr Megan Turner (Senior Lecturer (School of Psychology)/Research Fellow (School of Medicine), Deakin University)
Megan will talk about nature-based therapies to improve mental health as well as bringing nature into the clinic with biophilic design.

Megan completed her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2003 and has worked as a clinician for over 20 years. Currently, Megan teaches and supervises postgraduate psychology students, and is delighted to also be working in mental health research.

Sustainable fibres for a Circular Economy

Dr Dylan Hegh (Manager, Circular Economy Initiatives, Deakin University)
This talk will address the current challenge regarding materials waste and the need for sustainable fibres and textiles. In this context, Dylan will discuss some of the research being conducted at the Institute of Frontier Materials into Sustainable and Circular Fibres.

Dylan completed his PhD at Otago University in Chemistry, focusing on drug delivery. He then moved to the Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM) to work on chemistry of wool fibres. He then took up a position researching sustainable fibres at IFM

Other Little Creatures events

2022-05-10 Clues from nature to help society: from engineering and medicine to solving crimes Little Creatures 221 Swanston Street, Geelong, Geelong, VIC, 3220, Australia
2022-05-09 It's all about the human body: From malaria and protective motorcycle clothing to 3D printing spare body parts Little Creatures 221 Swanston Street, Geelong, Geelong, VIC, 3220, Australia