GSG wishes you a very happy Christmas & a more sustainable New Year!
As you browse our site, we trust that you'll find useful information and links that inspire you to take positive steps to green your home, workplace and life. Geelong's historical reliance on heavy manufacturing means that our economy and communities are facing a challenging transition as we adapt to the impacts of climate change and a low carbon future.
Geelong Sustainability Group aims to support and encourage residents and local organisations to make this transition. We want Geelong to be more resilient, more innovative, more connected - more sustainable!
Many talented and skilled people have joined our network. Our membership includes parents, educators, gardeners, artists, social workers, builders, architects, business people, designers, local government employees, scientists, health professionals etc.
It's great to be connected!
It's even better to be involved!
There’s strength in numbers. Together we can achieve so much more! Membership is only $20 for individuals or $30 for a family. Think local this Christmas. If you are not yet an official member please join us!
Why not gift GSG membership to someone this Christmas. It's easy, click here for details.
GSG has just had its AGM and elected a new committee. To find out who they are and see our achievements for the year, click here. Click here for a press article about some of the sustainability initiatives that we and other groups are carrying out around Geelong.
Visit or ask to join our Facebook page.
Start or join in a discussion in our Member Forum. Check out our Events section.
Contact the committee. Keep up with our Twitter feed.
Click the icon to follow our new online curated Geelong Sustainability News magazine.
Current Initiatives & Projects
- Geelong Sustainability Drinks
This social networking function is held on the fourth Wednesday of month at Beav's Bar (77 Lt Malop St) from 5.30-7.30pm. Our first 'green drinks' event for 2014 will be held during the 2014 Sustainable Living Festival on Wednesday 19 February.
- Sustainable Geelong Directory
This amazing new resource was launched at the August green drinks! Copies can be purchased for just $2 at Geelong Sustainability Drinks and many other venues around Geelong. More information & mail orders.
- Sustainable House Day
2013 was our biggest and best SHD yet! We recorded over 3100 visits to the 13 houses & gardens around Geelong & the Bellarine. For photos see our Photo gallery
Click here for a detailed report on SHD2013.
GSG wants to thank:
- the home owners - who generously opened their homes free to the public
- the 50+ volunteers - who assisted in the smooth running of the event at houses
- the sponsors - whose support enabled GSG to conduct a professional event
- the visitors - who showed genuine curiosity about the sustainability features of the open houses they visited.
For the latest news on SHD, like our special SHD Facebook page.
GSG is grateful of the support from FPG, CoGG and its many SHD sponsors.
- 'Smarter Homes MeetUp’ & 'Smarter Homes, Smarter Living Seminars’
This event was held on Saturday 7th Sept at Deakin Waterfront from noon to 3pm. People received free expert advice about their specific house/garden project from a sustainable house designer/architect; an energy rater/building adviser; an accreditted solar energy designer or an edible garden designer. In addition the ‘Smarter Homes, Smarter Living Seminars’ provided free advice on the opportunity for creating sustainable homes.
- Living Greener community courses - Gavin's Green Your Home courses cater for people who are looking to retrofit their homes and provide technical information on building structure/design and major fittings.
Follow links to specific pages to find out more about these 2013 projects