Inspire

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.

Inform

By organising events and publishing balanced sustainability-related information we inform the local community of sustainable practices and showcase innovations.

Connect

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."
Margaret Mead
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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.
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100% ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT

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Have your say in the Community Battery Survey

The Community Battery Survey has just opened giving community members from all walks of life the opportunity to have input. We would be very grateful if you took a moment to fill out the survey 
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The Victorian State Government has been a leader when it comes to community participation in our energy system. A key centerpiece of this agenda is the Community Power Hubs program that empowers local people to grow renewable energy, promote energy independence and build resilience.

Better still, this program skilled up local organisations across Victoria, giving them the resources they needed to build trust and support real projects on the ground.

From Bendigo to Ballarat, the Latrobe Valley and Mornington Peninsula, this program is helping communities skill up, create their own solutions and be a part of the transition to renewable energy.

But the 2022 state budget has left community energy groups out to dry, with no future baseline funding for the Community Power Hubs.

This has left many community-led energy projects in free fall and our states energy transition up to big energy companies, rather than community leadership.

Thats why we’re calling on the Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio to champion Community Power Hubs and make sure that the state government commits to this essential program.

Sign on to the letter today! https://www.melbournefoe.org.au/communitypowerhubs

We’d like to thank Friends of the Earth and the Coalition for Community Energy, who are leading this campaign and the community energy groups that have signed on in support.

The Victorian State Government has been a leader when it comes to community participation in our energy system. A key centerpiece of this agenda is the Community Power Hubs program that empowers local people to grow renewable energy, promote energy independence and build resilience.

Better still, this program skilled up local organisations across Victoria, giving them the resources they needed to build trust and support real projects on the ground.

From Bendigo to Ballarat, the Latrobe Valley and Mornington Peninsula, this program is helping communities skill up, create their own solutions and be a part of the transition to renewable energy.

But the 2022 state budget has left community energy groups out to dry, with no future baseline funding for the Community Power Hubs.

This has left many community-led energy projects in free fall and our state's energy transition up to big energy companies, rather than community leadership.

That's why we’re calling on the Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio to champion Community Power Hubs and make sure that the state government commits to this essential program.

Sign on to the letter today! www.melbournefoe.org.au/communitypowerhubs

We’d like to thank Friends of the Earth and the Coalition for Community Energy, who are leading this campaign and the community energy groups that have signed on in support.
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Campaigns


Stop the proposed waste-to-energy facility at Lara

Geelong 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.
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Climate Action

As 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.
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War On Waste

Recognising 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.
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Interested in the Geelong Renewables Not Gas campaign opposing proposals for floating natural gas terminals in Corio Bay? Visit their website www.geelongrenewablesnotgas.org  where you can sign a petition to show your support.

Our Projects


Climate Safe Rooms

The 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.
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Community Owned Renewable Energy

Do you want to see renewable energy projects transform Geelong? So do we! Join us and be part of Geelong’s community energy revolution!
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Geelong Microvillage Project

This 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.
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Circular Living Challenge

Geelong 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.
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Community Energy Revolving Fund

The CERF supports community groups to install renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, helping them cut power bills and reduce carbon emissions.
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Community Power Hub

Geelong 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.
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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.

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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.

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Missed Sustainable House Day 2021?

It's not too late, all the resources and Zoom recordings are available now for you to access at your convenience.
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GreenLight is the new social enterprise of Geelong Sustainability Group, providing sustainability services in the Geelong Southwest region of Victoria.
If you are looking to reduce emissions, install solar or improve the energy performance of your home, business or organisation, GreenLight can help.

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