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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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Diesel's Top 5 for 2013

Diesel's Top 5 for 2013

Wednesday 18th December 2013, 4:00pm

Last week we wrote the final report to Inspiring Australia and it was wonderful looking back over the year at all the events, media attention and people we met along the way. So Diesel has compiled a Top 5 of his most favourite Poo Power!-ful moments. What w...

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Dogs should...

Dogs should...

Monday 21st October 2013, 2:00pm

On the weekend, Diesel was inspired by the recent UN Women campaign to run a Google search on what "dogs should" and was a little shocked at some of the results that came up.

Poo Power! has many facets. In addition to the education of biogas generation and wa...

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SDF mid-year progress report

SDF mid-year progress report

Tuesday 4th June 2013, 8:00am

Last night all Swinburne Design Factory student teams presented their projects to over 100 guests, including the Poo Power! SDF Unit.  The team also presented their mid-year report and provided the following summary of their outcomes:

The SDF team began with a...

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You Have The Power!

You Have The Power!

Monday 6th May 2013, 9:00am

The Dog Lovers Show was more evidence that you are ready for the new era of sustainable dog waste management and now Poo Power! calls for you to exercise your citizen muscles:

“What can I do to help?”

This was common question asked over the three days of the...

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Grand Poo Design

Grand Poo Design

Thursday 14th March 2013, 4:00pm

Design and systemic life cycle thinking are an important element to Poo Power! As director of Eco Innovators Leyla Acaroglu recently tweeted from TED2013, “Simplistic solutions don’t solve problems they just create new ones somewhere else. Eliminate #r...

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My Story of Change

My Story of Change

Tuesday 26th February 2013, 3:00pm

The 14th Sustainable Living Festival was a wild ride and I’ve had some time to reflect on the amazing events of the Big Weekend. The Festival was in my opinion a huge success and it would not have been possible with the overwhelming support of the 800+ peopl...

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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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Blast Off!

Blast Off!

Saturday 1st December 2012, 11:00pm

The events of the last month have been quite hectic - notably the last week - and I’ve neglected to keep the website updated. If you want to know more, remember that I post quite regularly on Facebook and Twitter for project updates and other interesting dog...

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Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!

Wednesday 19th September 2012, 10:20am

It’s been a while since updates and I know it’s been long overdue but let me fill you in on Poo Power!’s progress.

My national tour of ABC radio made a stop in Rockhampton QLD, and then Canberra ACT. I had the pleasure of talking to the Capricornicans on Reb...

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Happy 2nd Birthday

Happy 2nd Birthday

Tuesday 14th August 2012, 10:00am

Doesn't that cake look delicious?  It's fit for human consumption but I wouldn't recommend this liver and bacon cake I baked for the dogs' birthday last year.  Sally and Diesel's birthdays are four days apart so any excuse to have friends and family over for...

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Poo Power! at Bioenergy Australia

Poo Power! at Bioenergy Australia

Wednesday 25th July 2012, 11:47am

Poo Power! is proud to announce that Duncan Chew will be a speaker at the forthcoming 2012 Bioenergy Australia Conference which will be held on 26-27 November at the Sebel & Citigate Albert Park hotel in Melbourne, Victoria.

Duncan Chew will be presenting h...

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Poo Power! needs you

Poo Power! needs you

Saturday 14th July 2012, 1:37pm

Poo Power! is a Public Engagement with Science (PES) / Informal Science Education (ISE) project expected to launch in Summer 2012/13.  Funded by Inspiring Australia's 'Unlocking Australia's Potential' program, we're looking for a science communicator who can...

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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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Do you scoop your dog poo?

Do you scoop your dog poo?

Thursday 22nd March 2012, 4:21pm

What do you use to scoop - something made of plastic? To whom are you sending these little presents into the future?

Well, we’re working on something a little different that is better for the environment. Here’s sneak peek:

I know... we’re not giving m...

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Closing the Poop Loop

Closing the Poop Loop

Thursday 22nd December 2011, 8:44am

Hard at work writing the project proposal. Heres's the executive summary:

As the dog population in Australia continues to grow, so will the issue of dog 'waste' disposal in a waste management system of increasing urbanisation, a limited amount of suitable park...

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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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