Rethink for a Zero Waste Xmas

Jonathan WrightNews

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

Sara van der MeerNews

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

Sara van der MeerNews

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

Dan CowdellNews

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

Jonathan WrightNews

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

Geelong Sustainability 10 years old

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Kathryn McCallum and Vicki Perrett (left) blow out candles and cut the birthday cake   Geelong Sustainability’s 10 year birthday was celebrated with a special event in July 2017. During the celebrations, we listened to reflections by past and present GS committee members about the people, the passion and the projects over the years. It was both moving and cheerful … Read More

Community Owned Renewable Energy – Project Update

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Firstly we formed a CORE Geelong Task Group to work out what might be possible and how we might do it. Then in 2015 we found some partners and began our first donation model project at the South Geelong Primary School. In total, $13,000 was successfully raised and a 9.25KW solar PV system was installed in May 2016. In September … Read More

New – Life Learning

Jonathan WrightNews

Introducing an exciting new program for Geelong – Life Learning! Life Learning is affordable, community-driven, fun education hosted in a variety of inner Geelong venues.  The program commences in late February. These are informal classes for curious people looking to try something new, without a hefty price tag. Life Learning encourages people to learn interesting ‘new stuff’ in a fun, social environment. Classes … Read More

Gift to East Timor Solar Project

Jonathan WrightNews

Our last Green Drinks for 2016 on the topic of Community Energy, proved very popular with 80 people attending.  We had presentations from Nicky Ison from Community Power Agency and our own CORE Geelong Coordinator, Dan Cowdell. Given the topic and in the spirit of Christmas, we decided to raise some money for ATA’s East Timor Solar Project. Committee member, … Read More

A CORE First for Geelong

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In 2014 Geelong Sustainability conducted a community survey to find out what our 1,400 members and supporters wanted us to focus our efforts on. Overwhelmingly the message received was that Geelong Sustainability should work towards a Community Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) project for Geelong. A big ask and a first for Geelong – so we took it in stages. First … Read More