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

A solar story of a success – Geelong Children’s Centre

Dan CowdellNews

The Geelong Childen’s Centre, a not for profit childcare and kindergarten in East Geelong, wanted to explore options for installing a Solar Electricity System. The Centre had previously had quotes from multiple solar installers and the Centre’s management didn’t know who to trust, what size solar system they should install or what brands of solar products they should choose. Geelong … 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 & Bill 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

2018 Calendar of Environmental Events

Vicki PerrettNews

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

Jonathan WrightNews

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