Word of Mouth May 2015

Dear Environmental Professionals Forum (EPF) Network,

Welcome to ‘Word of Mouth’, the occasional EPF circular containing information generated by sustainability professionals for sustainability professionals in the network.  We welcome your contributions.

Please find below positions, events, professional development opportunities and general items of interest in the environmental/sustainability space in NSW for both you and for your extended networks.

Department of Education and Communities,
Environment and Sustainability Officer Download Job Description Here

Next EPF Event, Tuesday June 9th
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Fenner Conference proceedings now available on the website:


UNSW Summer courses currently on offer as short non-award courses:

IEST5008 Ecosystem Management  SEE PDF
IEST6911 Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions SEE PDF
IEST6641Qualitative Research Methods in Regional Australia SEE PDF
SUSD0009 Environmental Auditing SEE HERE

Items of Interest

The Sydney Renewable Power Company - an impact investment company launched in March. Here’s the press release that went out along with the launch tweet.

Sydney Renewable is set to achieve a combination of environmental, social and economic returns and is financing over 500kW of photovoltaic solar array on the redevelopment of the Sydney Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.  With its unique and highly visible location in the heart of the City, it is hoped the project will act as a beacon of what local people can achieve when they back what they believe in.

To finance the installation, Sydney Renewable is building a group of 400 investors who are passionate about achieving environmental and social returns and also want to see a financial return. The investment process will take place later this year when an official memorandum will be released.

If you’re interested in keeping up to date with Sydney Renewable Power Company, click here to sign up to the mailing list.  They are also on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn, and you can visit the website here.

Contribute to Word of Mouth
Do you have positions, events or points of interest you’d like to share with the EPF network via Word of Mouth?  Please email them to the volunteer EPF Committee in Microsoft Word format with ‘WoM’ as the subject of the email. Please also note that we require approx 12 days lead time. We welcome your contributions. For last minute or immediate posting of events/positions please use our LinkedIn group.