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Free compost for members / keen gardeners

Free compost for members / keen gardeners

ANMF (Vic Branch) Environmental Health Officer Ros Morgan shows off the Branch compost

The ANMF (Vic Branch) Melbourne office and members’ building is designed to achieve the highest standards and sustainability and efficiency. As part of this design, all food and organic (FOGO) waste in the building is recycled into high quality compost / soil conditioner.

This is done via our industrial food dehydrator. We collect FOGO waste – including coffee grounds and loose tea, fruits and vegetables, eggs and eggshells and other food leftovers – and empty them into the machine. Within 24 hours it produces an excellent soil enricher.

With the addition of FOGO waste from ANMF House – our award-winning sustainable member accommodation and pub across the road – we are now producing so much soil conditioner that we cannot give it away fast enough.

So we are putting the call out to any keen gardeners among our members* who would like to help themselves to some free compost! All we ask is that you bring your own container (we suggest a plastic bucket with a lid or similar).

To arrange a suitable collection time, please email attn: support services.

*only available to metro members, or those who can come into our office to collect

Other ANMF sustainability initiatives

Find out more about the Branch’s wide range of health and environmental sustainability initiatives, including the Nursing for the Environment – INTENSIVE course, online CPD modules, and resources for nurses, midwives and personal carers:

Health and Environmental Sustainability Conference.

In response to a 2012 delegates conference resolution that requested ANMF (Vic Branch) become more involved in policy debate on climate change and environmental issues, ANMF launched the Health and Environmental Sustainability Conference in 2013. This is now an annual conference that covers a range of issues related to the links between health and the environment.

This year’s conference is on 14 August, and will have speakers on fast fashion, greening the NICU, shifting responsibility back where it belongs via product stewardship, the Victorian Depart of Health’s new climate and sustainability unit and much, much more.

The agenda is out now, and early bird prices are available until Wednesday 17 July.