CORE Geelong One is Open!

Dan CowdellNews

Bells rang last night at the Grovedale library for the official opening of an innovative community energy investment project. Thirty Geelong Sustainability members were briefed about the clean energy project, CORE Geelong One. The newly formed community company will raise funds to install 156kW of rooftop solar power at a local aged care facility. The host site, Multicultural Aged Care … Read More

Recycling crisis: An insider’s insights

Mik AidtNews

Keynote speaker at the Geelong Sustainability’s Green Drinks event on 28 March 2018 was Ken Dickens, managing director of Corio Waste Management. Ken Dickens had decided to tell us like it really is: The truth about what happens with the material we put in our recycling bins. It was a very interesting presentation, without good news in the short term. … Read More

Clever Living Seminar 2: Eco Building Materials

Mik AidtNews

On 27 March 2018, Elizabeth Wheeler and Raphael Siket gave advice on the analysis and selection of eco materials for your home that are cost effective and will enhance your health and wellbeing. Listen to their presentations below. Around 120 people had come to Geelong Library to listen to Geelong Sustainability’s Clever Living Seminar about eco building materials. Sustainable building … Read More

Pako Festa Wrap

Vicki PerrettNews

Although the skies threatened rain all day, it never eventuated and Geelong Sustainability had a very successful day at Pako Festa on 24 February. Our ​war on waste theme was well received by people attending especially the young. Together with our wonderful people-powered ‘chicken float’, 28 volunteers in bright blue GS T-shirts and a variety of costumes, including recyclable bottles, … Read More

CORE Geelong March Update

Dan CowdellNews

Welcome to the March 2018 issue of the CORE Geelong Update. In this issue: Our community solar project at the Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS) is progressing well and is nearing the exciting stage of being open for community investment. Community members on our investor register of interest will be notified with more information in the coming month. You … Read More

Better bike connections in Geelong

Mik AidtNews, Submissions

With many journeys in Geelong within easy reach of work, school, shopping and leisure destinations, we need more people to leave their cars at home and choose their bicycle. However, with very few exceptions, the road network in Geelong is extremely poorly designed for bike riding and therefore, people fear for their safety. In response to the public consultation and … Read More

Clever Living Seminar 1: Launch to capacity crowd

Noreen NicholsonNews

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

Dan CowdellNews

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

Vicki PerrettNews, Submissions

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