GS 2020 AGM

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Geelong Sustainability held its 2020 Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Thursday 12 November. The meeting was attended by over 70 members and stakeholders.  President, Vicki Perrett, presented the annual report outlining the group’s achievements for 2020 based on a new strategic plan aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and focusing on clean energy, sustainable cities, responsible consumption and … Read More

Sustainable House Day Review

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Sustainable House Day (SHD) is our flagship annual event, which fulfils our mission and aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goal for Sustainable Cities and Communities.  By showcasing exemplar sustainable homes, we help people to learn how they can live happier, healthier lives in homes that are cheaper to run, provide more thermal comfort and have lower carbon emissions. Seeing opportunities … Read More

Deliberative democracy ~ Sortition

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What’s the problem? While 96% of Australians support the transition to renewable energy, we’ve watched the major political parties tear themselves apart over energy policy for over a decade. Around the world, people are growing increasingly dissatisfied with partisan politics. With rising disaffection and public debate, democracies around the world are facing a crisis of confidence. Some people have swapped … Read More

A message about ACTION from Noreen Nicholson, Vice-President, Geelong Sustainability

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One of the main actions Thomas Mayor requested, was for us to spread the word about the intention of the Uluru Statement.How can you do this?1. Register Support:Please register your support on either of these websites to keep informed of the public consultation about the campaign From the Heart    and/or   Uluru Statement from the Heart There is a campaign … Read More

The Uluru Statement: towards Voice, Treaty and Truth. Talk presented by Thomas Mayor

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Author, activist and First Nations advocate, Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander born on Larrakia country near Darwin. In his talk to GS, Thomas unpacked the history and significance of the landmarks leading to the Uluru Statement of the Heart and spoke of his hope in the statement’s three elements for reform: Voice, Treaty and Truth Telling.https://vimeo.com/462580472/cc5a67c24aThomas tours Australia’s … Read More

The Health Benefits of Tackling Climate Change

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We were delighted to have Dianna McDonald and Dr. Rebecca Patrick present the facts on climate change impacts and our health in our third Clever Living Seminar this week.“It is clear that if we are destroying the Natural Environment, we’re destroying the foundations for human health & well-being”Fiona Armstrong, Climate & Health AllianceCOVID-19 may have pushed back memories of the … Read More

Tipping points: Turning a bad situation into something much worse

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Tipping points: Turning a bad situation into something much worse An explanation from our resident climate scientist, Neil PlummerIntroduction Climate scientists have been concerned about tipping points for decades and for good reason – they have the potential to turn a bad situation into something much worse! Some climate scientists have said that “we are already deep into the trajectory … Read More