But that's not all. We also campaigned against the City of Greater Geelong's 2014-15 budget which reduced funds to Future Proofing Geelong, allocated nothing towards the Environmental Management Strategy and while supporting the Principle Bicycle Network, seriously underfunded its implementation.
But there's more. There's Verge Gardens for Geelong - a campaign of letters to the newspapers, letters to Council, a Facebook page and a petition - all in support of COGG relaxing its old straight-laced requirements around nature strip planting. Phew!
And what have we achieved? Well .... last night at Green Drinks, Cr Andy Richards announced that $45,000 would be restored to the Future Proofing Geelong budget and that FPG would support both Sustainable House Day 2014 as well as Edition 2 of the Sustainable Geelong Directory.
And what else? Dan has been involved in discussions with the City Engineer regarding guidelines for verge gardens and I have been providing feedback on the final draft of the Environment Management Strategy. But on the State level - nothing yet. The RET is still under threat but may be saved by Clive Palmer and his PUP. The people in Anglesea and Surf Coast are roaring along with their Shut It Down campaign in relation to the dirty Anglesea Power Station, but we wait with baited breath to see the outcome.
Gosh! campaigning is hard work and it never ends. As soon as one campaign wanes another flares. Wouldn't like to help out would you?