By running many projects from Community Owned Renewable Energy, The Sustainability Directory, Sustainable House Day we inspire people to be part of the action and get involved in sustainability.
By organising events and publishing balanced sustainability-related information we inform the local community of sustainable practices and showcase innovations.
We connect the community to sustainable products, accredited experts, local service providers and environmental and sustainability-focused organisations.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Geelong Sustainability acknowledges that we walk upon the traditional lands of First Nations peoples. We pay our respects to them and recognise the continuing gift of their cultures to the life and spirit of Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.
Acknowledgement of Country
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Stop the proposed waste-to-energy facility at LaraGeelong Sustainability is deeply opposed to this proposal, which takes our region in the wrong direction. Geelong is a designated UNESCO City of Design and its shared vision is based upon building a clever and creative future.
Climate ActionAs one of the most vulnerable nations in the world to climate change, it is in our best interests to act immediately. This decade is critical if we are to prevent runaway climate change. It’s everyone’s responsibility - citizens, businesses and all levels of government.
War On WasteRecognising that waste and recycling were issues affecting everyone, GS decided to establish a War on Waste action group to campaign for stronger legislation, innovative solutions and community education.
Climate Safe RoomsThe Climate Safe Rooms program offers free home energy upgrades for low-income households where at least one resident receives home care support services for an existing chronic health condition that puts them at risk from heatwaves and extreme cold.
Community Owned Renewable EnergyDo you want to see renewable energy projects transform Geelong? So do we! Join us and be part of Geelong’s community energy revolution!
Geelong Microvillage ProjectThis project was launched by Christine Couzens MP in March 2019 during Geelong’s inaugural Design Week. A planning taskforce has been meeting regularly since to progress this ambitious project. GS is pleased to be collaborating with Deakin HOME on this exciting project.
Circular Living ChallengeGeelong Sustainability in partnership with Circular Economy Victoria are excited to deliver an 8-week Circular Living Challenge across the Geelong region. Running from April to June 2022 the challenge will engage the community and business sector in the transition towards a more circular economy.
Community Energy Revolving FundThe CERF supports community groups to install renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, helping them cut power bills and reduce carbon emissions.
Community Power HubGeelong Sustainability has been awarded funding by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government to deliver the Community Power Hub in the Barwon South West region.
100% Electric Vehicle Project
Accelerating To A Clean Energy Future!
How about a TEST DRIVE or come along to our Show & Shine event to talk to experienced EV owners about their driving experience and answer all your questions about range anxiety, charging options and more.
Community Battery Initiative
As the transition to renewable energy is becoming more and more progressed, Geelong Sustainability is leading the charge in progressing community batteries for Greater Geelong.
Community Batteries, which are also sometimes referred to as ‘Neighbourhood Batteries’, are a type of battery storage for energy. These batteries are bigger than a home battery and can help to power a small neighbourhood.