current Initiatives

Our current initiatives in the Barwon South West region

Circular Economy Business Growth Program

RICE is subsidising a Circular Economy Business Growth program, run by Runway HQ, for businesses from the Barwon South West. Get Ready is an intensive 20-hour program including self-guided online and applied learning spread over 2 weeks.

Who is it for?

It is ideal for people looking to pivot or grow their business by capitalising on the new and emerging challenges and opportunities resulting from the Circular Economy.

Who is involved?

The course is being delivered by Runway HQ, supported by circular experts from RICE and Circular Economy Victoria. RICE is heavily subisdising the cost of the course for participants, with funding from Cleantech Innovations Geelong

When is it?

The next course will start on 11 October 2021, applications close 30 September. 
If you miss this one, please contact us to join the waiting list for next time!

How can you be involved?

For more information and program details, please contact David Spear at Runway on davids@runwayhq.co

Connecting with Global Circular Economy Networks

A Leaders for Geelong project group has helped RICE connect with other like minded groups around the world.

Who is it for?

The project report was written for RICE, to uncover the best practice ideas and learnings from other circular economy networks. It may be used by businesses or groups wishing to connect with other circular economy experts around the world.

Who is involved?

Committee for Geelong runs the Leaders for Geelong program. RICE was the project champion and the members of the project team are listed in the report.

When is it?

The report was launched at the project presentation event on 15 September 2021.

How can you be involved?

You can find a copy of the project report here.

Circular Living Challenge

The Geelong Circular Living Challenge will design, develop and deliver a community engagement program in which participants can learn circular economy principles and adopt new practices in their daily lives at home, work and play.

Through their participation, local businesses, who’ve adopted a circular economy philosophy, will be strengthened, growing jobs and enhancing our region’s prosperity.

Who is it for?

The 30 day challenge brings friends and neighbours together to learn about sustainable living practices and how they can best use their dollars to support local participating sustainable businesses.

Who is involved?

RICE members Geelong Sustainability are leading the challenge project, alongside Circular Economy Victoria and with support from RICE; funding has been secured from the Recycling Victoria Communities Fund grants.

When is it?

The challenge will run during Geelong Design Week (March 2022).

How can you be involved?

Information on how you can be involved is coming soon. 

Do you have a Circular initiative?

RICE facilitate connections and we want to set up circular pilot projects in the region. Reach out with your circular economy idea to get started.

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