City Challenge: Melbourne - Designing out waste


RMIT City campus

Various locations

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04 Sep 2019 - 05 Sep 2019

9 am - 5 pm

RMIT and the City of Melbourne want to know; how would you design out waste?

Join the City Challenge: Melbourne from 4 - 5 September. Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, will open the two day event where you'll network with leading businesses Coles, Sustainability Victoria, Queen Victoria Market, OzHarvest and more.

What is it?

  • Collaborate with City of Melbourne and RMIT Activator on a real-world solution to reducing waste
  • Masterclasses, workshops, keynote speeches, industry immersion visits, an ideas marketplace and industry pitch
  • Develop the skills employers look for: team work, communication, problem solving, innovation
  • Gain the RMIT Cred "Innovation for Global Cities" to add to your RMIT Transcript and LinkedIn profile.
Australia is one of the most wasteful countries in the developed world, with the waste we generate growing at twice the rate of our population.

Meet some of the industry leaders involved in this year's City Challenge: Melbourne

Join the City Challenge and enter the prize draw

Participants in the City Challenge will automatically enter the draw to win a trip to Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City to attend RMIT's Global Leadership Forums. There are five prizes to be won, with winners receiving airfares, accomodation and more as part of the prize package. 

Boost your leadership, team work and problem solving skills

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) - "the capability to relate and work effectively across cultures" - is fast becomming a vital skill in all aspects of life and work.

Build yours with a free, interactive online module that you can complete at your own pace. With Be CQ Ready, you'll interact with and learn from students around the world, and gain an RMIT Cred as recognition of your new skills. Register today and boost your skills for professional success.

Feature event: free film screening

Participants in the City Challenge are invited to join a free viewing of the Food Fighters film. 

Filmed over two years and across four continents, Food Fighter follows OzHarvest founder Ronni Kahn's crusade against the global food waste scandal, partnering with the United Nations in Bangkok, rubbing shoulders with British royalty and Jamie Oliver's juggernaut in London, and holding government and big business to account in Australia.