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Equinox Update

Equinox Update

Thursday 20th March 2014, 10:00am

As the Equinox approaches, the mornings are becoming darker and the weather cooler here in Melbourne. Good time as any to provide a little update of Diesel's activities from the last couple of months.

February was marked by the Sustainable Living Festival whic...

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Poo Power! Global Challenge

Poo Power! Global Challenge

Wednesday 20th November 2013, 12:00pm

PRESS RELEASE

Students invited to compete in global dog poo competition 

[For immediate release]

Students and classes will be pitched against each other to see who can identify the most and largest dog poo 'hotspots' in their local neighbourhood in the 'Poo P...

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Poo Power! Rises

Poo Power! Rises

Wednesday 21st August 2013, 6:00am

PRESS RELEASE

Melbourne, VIC; 21 August 2013 6:00 AM

POO POWER! IS AN EDUCATION FINALIST IN THE BANKSIA AWARDS

Poo Power! and its creator Duncan Chew have been announced as a finalist of the Banksia Sustainability Awards in recognition of demonstrated leaders...

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Poo Power! named as finalist in national industry award

Poo Power! named as finalist in national industry award

Monday 15th July 2013, 6:00am

PRESS RELEASE

Melbourne, VIC; 15 July 2013 6:00 AM

POO POWER! NAMED AS FINALIST IN NATIONAL INDUSTRY AWARD

Clean Energy Council has recognised Poo Power! and its creator Duncan Chew as a finalist of the Clean Energy Awards in recognition of demonstrated outsta...

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Nobel Laureate meets with Poo Power!

Nobel Laureate meets with Poo Power!

Thursday 30th May 2013, 6:00pm

Duncan Chew of Poo Power! met up with Nobel Laureate Professor Peter C. Doherty at the University of Melbourne today to compare notes about science communication in Australia.

Following a meeting with Inspiring Australia a week earlier, Duncan reached out to...

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Minister visits Poo Power! in Melbourne

Minister visits Poo Power! in Melbourne

Friday 3rd May 2013, 6:00pm

Federal Minister for Science and Research Senator Don Farrell visited one of the Inspiring Australia projects - Poo Power! - that received funding under the 'Unlocking Australia's Potential' grant program during his recent trip to Melbourne.

On the first day...

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Poo, Snap, Send

Poo, Snap, Send

Tuesday 15th January 2013, 6:00am

[PRESS RELEASE]

Poo Power! entrepreneur Duncan Chew has teamed up with local film maker James Boldiston who are developing a new, funny and functional mobile app: with a suitable mobile device, photos of a dog poo left at the park or in the street will be upl...

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Second Wave

Second Wave

Thursday 9th August 2012, 3:49pm

Diesel is a good-looking ambassador for Poo Power! but his inability to talk (and lack of opposable thumbs) limits what he can do to help out.  So, it falls to me - the "hoomin" - to pick up the slack.

So after June's media whirlwind I was able to focus on s...

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Let's run with this!

Let's run with this!

Sunday 8th July 2012, 12:00am

Diesel is an energetic boy. When we’re out for walks he’s not happy unless the lead is fully extended, as you saw in the Leader Newspaper photos, and that's how I'm feeling with the project pulling me along enthusiastically.

These photos are available on NewsP...

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I’m ready for my close up

I’m ready for my close up

Wednesday 27th June 2012, 6:05pm

Monday was a big day for me.  Not only was it an unexpected media whirlwind but I had an appointment with my orthopaedic surgeon, the esteemed Professor Peter Choong, for my 24 month review.  As a cancer survivor there is a big focus on these milestones and...

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Turn up the radio!

Turn up the radio!

Wednesday 27th June 2012, 5:00pm

When I got up on Monday morning around 8am I found I had 10 missed calls, 3 SMSs and an email.  How did I sleep though my phone?!  (My ring tone is Moby’s Extreme Ways)

Well it was 3AW and 774 ABC Melbourne calling wanting a morning interview for their breakfa...

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Diesel powered!

Diesel powered!

Wednesday 27th June 2012, 12:00am

Have you seen news this week?  It was pretty hard to miss...

Two weeks ago after sending out my media releases, I heard back from Paula Maud from the Leader Community Newspapers who loved the story and decided to pick it up.  (I apologise in advance for any u...

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Poo Power! to Unlock Australia's Potential

Poo Power! to Unlock Australia's Potential

Monday 18th June 2012, 8:00am

MEDIA RELEASE

Melbourne man Duncan Chew has a vision to generate sustainable energy from a resource now under everyone’s nose - dog waste.

Mr Chew has received a $45,000 Unlocking Australia’s Potential grant, from the Australian government’s Inspiring Aus...

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$45,000 grant to Poo Power!

$45,000 grant to Poo Power!

Tuesday 12th June 2012, 10:00am

MEDIA RELEASE

Poo Power! is one of 63 successful recipients from Inspiring Australia’s ‘Unlocking Australia’s Potential’ program. The $45,000 grant has been awarded to the Yarra Energy Foundation to turn dog poo from parks in the City of Yarra into ren...

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Dog Poo Project Recipient of Awesome Grant

Dog Poo Project Recipient of Awesome Grant

Wednesday 25th April 2012, 5:26pm

MEDIA RELEASE

A new Melbourne project, Poo Power!, which uses discarded dog waste from parks as a renewable energy source is the latest recipient of the Awesome Foundation, Melbourne Chapter. The grant will be awarded to Duncan Chew who developed the project...

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Yarra Energy Foundation CEO, Alex Fearnside on RRR

Yarra Energy Foundation CEO, Alex Fearnside on RRR

Tuesday 14th June 2011, 3:37pm

Skip ahead to 11 min 54 sec to hear Alex mention the dog poo project. I'm very chuffed this got a mention and excited that Poo Power! is in development with YEF.

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About Diesel

Diesel

Diesel is an inspiration. Plus he makes some of the poo. Diesel is proof that one pooch can make a difference.

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Poo Power! is supported by:
  • Green Nation
  • Yarra Energy Foundation
  • Melbourne Water
  • Inspiring Australia
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