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066 | 100 Brendan Condon: Environmental restoration

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066 | 100 Brendan Condon: Environmental restoration 

Date: Friday 12 May 2023

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Location: 100 Climate Conversations Exhibition, Level 1, Powerhouse Ultimo

Price: FREE - Bookings Essential as places are limited.

Eco-entrepreneur Brendan Condon blends his passion for environmental restoration with the development of a new type of housing community, including homes set among restored wetlands, community gardens and renewable energy. Winning Sustainability Victoria’s 2021 Climate Action award, The Cape is a new ‘super sustainable’ housing estate at Cape Paterson, Victoria. 

See Brendan Condon in conversation with journalist Rae Johnston, recorded live at Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Doors open at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. No late admittance. 
100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit

Brendan Condon runs a number of sustainability-focused businesses and recently launched The Cape, a carbon neutral, climate-adapted, sustainable housing community at Cape Paterson near Phillip Island in South Gippsland, Victoria. Since 1998, Condon has been involved with the seed collection, propagation, planting and maintenance to maturity of over 30 million indigenous plants across Victoria. He is one of the collaborators behind Melbourne Skyfarm, which has transformed a 2000 square metre rooftop carpark overlooking the Yarra River and Melbourne Convention Centre into an urban farm and environmental oasis. His other businesses include urban farming venture Biofilta.

Rae Johnston is a multi-award-winning STEM journalist, Wiradjuri woman, mother and broadcaster. The first science and technology editor for NITV at SBS, she was previously the first female editor of Gizmodo Australia, and the first Indigenous editor of Junkee.  She is a part of the prestigious ‘brains trust’ the Leonardos group for The Science Gallery Melbourne, a mentor with The Working Lunch program supporting entry-level women in STEM and an ambassador for both St Vincent De Paul and the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge.

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