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  1. 10 May 2019 - Humanities

    The human animal: Breastfeeding in public

    A show by a University of Melbourne researcher puts the act of breastfeeding on stage; exploring what it means to be a ecofeminist mother in the 21st century.

  2. 21 February 2019 - Design

    Post-capitalism: Life within environmental limits

    University of Melbourne experts say capitalism’s limitless growth on a finite planet could end soon. But the key to sustainable change comes at the grassroots.

  3. Podcast23 January 2019 - Design

    Australia: Liveability vs sustainability

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast Professor Lars Coenen looks at how Melbourne can become a truly sustainable city.

  4. 2 October 2018 - Science Matters

    Engineering plants for a sustainable future

    University of Melbourne and AIST (Japan) researchers have discovered a way to modify plant cell walls to potentially produce greener materials like bioplastics.

  5. 16 July 2018 - Animals, Food & You

    Taking steps to cut your nitrogen footprint

    New research from University of Melbourne experts has calculated the 'nitrogen footprint' of the University - and come up with the best ways to reduce it.

  6. 31 May 2018 - Design

    Paying the right price for energy efficient homes

    New University of Melbourne research finds people want to pay more for new energy-efficient housing, so what about a national rating system for existing houses?

  7. 8 March 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Does it pay to improve your home's efficiency?

    University of Melbourne researchers have shown how long it will take homeowners to 'pay off' energy efficiency retrofits in 31 local government areas.

  8. 27 February 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Avoiding Day Zero in Australia

    University of Melbourne researchers have created a model for managing Australian cities' water supplies in order to prevent a repeat of Cape Town's water crisis

  9. 5 February 2018 - Design

    How to prevent cities from drying up

    The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is a warning to the world, but University of Melbourne experts explain how it doesn't have to be this way.

  10. 9 January 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    The future is prefabricated

    Prefabrication can be a more environmentally and socially responsible way to build, and it's going mainstream, says a University of Melbourne expert.