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Cut Your Carbon Footprint - Workshop and Hackathon

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Victoria University, Metro West, Footscray

138 Nicholson Street

Footscray, VIC 3011


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Want to cut your carbon footprint and help the environment but don’t know where to start?

Want to feel empowered to make a difference?

We break down the big issues around climate change and carbon emissions into easily digestible, bite-sized chunks and guide you to find the solutions that work for you.

Carbon Footprint Workshop on Saturday, 29 July

You’ll get a clear overview of what causes carbon emissions and climate change, the environmental impact and social cost, as well as insights into how individuals, governments and business are working to fix the problem (or not). You’ll learn about practical eco-projects and local volunteering options. By the end of the day you’ll have created your own personal, practical plan to measure and reduce your individual carbon footprint.

We’ve even teamed up with cool places like Stanford Uni so you can see how your carbon footprint measures up against other people around the world.

Carbon Footprint Hackathon on Saturday, 5 August

You get to think laterally and come up with ideas to tackle climate change and carbon emissions. It’s a no-holds-barred innovation challenge with a human-centred design thinking approach - you’ll work in teams to come up with creative ideas that you pitch to a panel of innovators ... the best one wins a prize!

Up to the minute, live case studies of the creative ways people around the world are tackling climate change will help get your creative juices flowing.

Together, the Workshop and Hackathon make up the Carbon Footprint Think Lab. They are designed to be taken together but you can sign up for just one session if you want.

Who is it for?

You don't need any background in science or the environment - this event is designed for anyone who would like to understand more and do their bit to help, and for everyone to learn together.

Come on your own or bring your own team.

Who is running it?

Ailsa Lamont from Pomegranate Global. With 25 years of experience working in more than 60 countries around the world in capacity building and economic development, and as a senior executive at global universities responsible for international education and social innovation, Ailsa combines her extensive knowledge and experience with her passion for environmental action and empowering individuals to make social change.

What you get out of it


  • Enough knowledge to empower you to take action to help the environment
  • Create your individual carbon footprint reduction plan


  • Practise your creative problem-solving skills by working on the biggest challenge of our age
  • Work in a team, and prepare and deliver a pitch (all great skills that employers love by the way, so it’s especially useful for students who also get a 20% discount!)

Think Lab (Workshop + Hackathon)

  • All the above, plus a great chance to meet other curious, interested and fabulous people who want to make a positive difference.
  • All Think Lab participants will get an information kit with links to explanatory videos, articles and great research so you can take a deeper dive into the topic in your own time.

What to bring

Catering is not included but the venue does have a kitchen facility (no microwave) if you want to bring your own lunch, otherwise there are heaps of cafes nearby.

What to wear

Whatever you want, casual is fine.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The VU Metro West campus is easily accessible by public transport and by car.

It is located at 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray.

You can find a Google map, site map, accessible text alternative map and detailed map on the VU at MetroWest (Footscray) site page.

Download a pdf document showing how to get to VU at MetroWest using public transport and the location of parking.

Public transport

VU at MetroWest is a short walk from Footscray train station (external link) or you can access it from the tram stop at the corner of Nicholson St & Droop St (82 tram) (external link).


Parking facilities are available in and around the streets of VU at MetroWest. The Coles complex is also nearby, as well as VU's Footscray Nicholson campus. Free parking is also available at Middle Footscray train station (external link). Find more parking locations on whereis.com (external link).

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can email ailsa@pomegranateglobal.com.au or make contact via the Pomegranate Global Facebook page or Twitter @pomegranglobal or via www.pomegranateglobal.com.au

What's the refund policy?

Refunds can be applied for up to 7 days before the event.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You may transfer your ticket to another person but please let us know in advance.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, it is okay to pass on your ticket to a friend.

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