Clever Living Seminar 3: How to Achieve Energy Freedom

Mik AidtNews

Richard Keech: My Journey to Energy Freedom – #9: Solar PV This video is an 8-minute excerpt of Richard Keech’s 90-minute presentation at Geelong Library on 8 May 2018, which was about how it is possible to make a comfortable home that costs nothing to run and achieves a zero carbon footprint. By combining simple energy efficiency measures with quality … Read More

Trusted Local Solar Companies for the Geelong Community Solar Program

Dan CowdellNews

Geelong Sustainability has teamed up with ‘Solar Marketplace’ ShineHub to deliver the Geelong Community Solar Program across Geelong and the greater G21 region. The program has seven local solar companies on board to deliver the 300+ solar and battery system installations. Having multiple local solar companies working on the program is a great advantage as it spreads the work for the … Read More

Council urged to demonstrate effective environmental leadership

Mik AidtNews, Submissions

Geelong Sustainability’s submission to Geelong Council’s budget is a call for more effective environmental leadership in the municipality. While it’s exciting to see the City of Greater Geelong giving special emphasis to sustainability and the One Planet Living framework in its new Council Plan 2018–22, an examination of Council’s 2018-19 Draft Budget makes it apparent that these important leadership aspirations … Read More

Cycling Without Age – Official Launch

Jonathan WrightNews

Geelong’s first chapter of Cycling Without Age was officially launched this month at Multicultural Aged Care Services (MACS) in North Geelong. MACS Chair Gael Perry and Cr Sarah Mansfield took a comfy seat on wheels to cut the ribbon and ring the bell. Photo – Phil Hines Photography This fabulous Geelong Cycling Without Age project is the result of the … Read More

Why Shinehub and the Geelong Community Solar Program?

Dan CowdellNews

As a not-for-profit community group Geelong Sustainability is committed to boosting the uptake of renewable energy in our region. We want to assist local residents to better understand their options, so they can make informed decisions. The greater Geelong region has only 16% of households with solar, which is much lower than many other areas around Australia where solar uptake … Read More

Replacing big energy with people-powered community solar

Dan CowdellNews

Geelong Sustainability has teamed up with ‘Solar Marketplace’ ShineHub to deliver the Geelong Community Solar Program across Geelong and the greater G21 region. The program is supported by the City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, and Golden Plains Shire. The goal of the program is to implement a people-powered solution to Australia’s energy crisis that supports local jobs, suppliers … Read More

CORE Geelong May Update

Dan CowdellNews

Welcome to the May 2018 issue of the CORE Geelong Update. In this issue: Our first community owned solar investment project – CORE Geelong One – was fully funded in seven days. $150,000 has been raised from individuals in the community wanting to invest in local community owned renewable energy! Vicki Perrett, President of Geelong Sustainability and Director of CORE … Read More

Submission on Victoria’s carbon emission reduction targets

Vicki PerrettNews, Submissions

The Victorian government is planning to set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the years 2025 and 2030 and has appointed an independent expert panel to provide advice on this. The panel has been seeking input from the community to inform its advice to the Minister. The consultation closes on 1 May 2018 at 5pm. Apart from signing on to … 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