Clever Living Seminar 1 – launch to capacity crowd!

There was a full house at the Geelong Library Tuesday 13/2 for the launch of our new Clever Living Seminar Series. In the first seminar, Tim Adams from F2 Design shared his extensive knowledge of building design and performance as he explained “Why Good Design Doesn’t Cost The Earth”. Anne Macrae described the building design process and resulting liveability of … Read More

CORE Geelong December Update

Welcome to the final issue of the CORE Geelong Update for 2017. In this issue: Wishing you a very merry and safe festive season and a happy New Year! Thanks for your support throughout 2017 and very special thanks to the amazing team of CORE volunteers whose knowledge, passion and dedication have made the CORE task group such a success. … Read More

GS Submission to Government’s Reducing Plastic Pollution Survey

Geelong Sustainability has submitted a written response to the Victorian government’s Reducing Plastic Pollution Survey, which closes on January 25. We strongly agreed with their analysis that ‘plastic pollution is an urgent environmental problem’ and welcomed legislative action from the Andrews’ government – even if long overdue. We have also joined the Plastic-free Victoria Alliance, which is a collective of … Read More

2018 Calendar of Environmental Events

We are busy planning our 2018 activities including: 15-18 – World Future Energy Summit All – Sustainable Living Festival 2 – World Wetlands Day 24 – Pako Festa 27 – Business Clean Up Day 3 – World Wildlife Day & Schools Clean Up Day 4 – Clean Up Australia Day (community) 5-11 – National Ground Water Awareness Week 13-15 – … Read More

AGM Report & New Committee

Over 30 members and guests attended Geelong Sustainability’s tenth Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 30 November 2017 in the Library Room of the Grovedale Hotel. The financial statements presented, showed that we experienced enormous growth in revenue to over $81,000 due largely to our first state government grant. We made a small profit for the year to 30 June … Read More

Rethink for a Zero Waste Xmas

It’s that time of year again … Amazing how Christmas seems to come around more quickly as the years go by.  Now unless you’re super organised person, the stress and strain of shopping for gifts during the ‘silly season’ can tip a rational, calm and clearing-thinking individual into a flustered, confused exhausted wreck!  What with the dreaded car parking hassles, … Read More

Sustainable House Day 2017

Geelong Sustainability (GS) was delighted to coordinate Sustainable House Day (SHD) in 2017 with support from the City of Greater Geelong for the ninth year. SHD aligns closely with our mission, which is to inform, inspire and connect communities to create a sustainable future and to protect our natural environment. SHD also aligns with many of the One Planet Living … Read More

Geelong Council Election Candidate Survey

Geelong Sustainability is an apolitical community association and we regularly prepare candidate scorecards for local, state and federal elections. Given the importance of the upcoming Geelong Council elections, Geelong Sustainability decided to survey candidates to ascertain their views, priorities and attitudes. We invited all candidates to participate in an independent online survey. To enable objective analysis and comparison of responses, … Read More

Community solar powering aged care in Geelong

Today our Community Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) project hit new heights with the announcement the Victorian Government is providing $140,000 towards our community solar investment model! The funding will establish the first replicable community solar investment model in Victoria and enable Geelong Sustainability to co-ordinate community driven renewable energy projects in Geelong, starting with a 149kW solar investment initiative at … Read More

CORE Geelong September Update

It’s been a busy month for the Geelong Sustainability’s CORE Geelong task group with a number of community owned renewable energy initiatives underway. Here’s a brief update about what’s been going on. We’re changing the way we communicate the activities of Geelong Sustainability’s CORE task group! There is so much great work happening and we have been so busy, we … Read More