BRACE and Labor Pledge for Barwon Power Hub

Vicki PerrettNews

In 2018, a new regional network of community energy groups was established, known as BRACE (Barwon Regional Alliance for Community Energy). Members include: Geelong Sustainability,  100% Clean Bellarine,  Anglesea Community Energy, Barwon Sustainable Energy Alliance,  Colac Otway Sustainability Group and Surf Coast Energy Group. Through cooperation and collaboration BRACE members want to speed up our region’s transition to renewable energy.Early this … Read More

Pako Festa 2019

Vicki PerrettNews

Pako Festa 2019 saw over 100,000 people getting together to embrace and celebrate our fantastic ethnic diversity on a perfect summers day!  The Great Pako Festa Parade was alive with colour, music and movement with nearly 70 entries parading along Pakington Street.  Congratulations to Diversitat and the broader Geelong community for yet again showing that multiculturalism is alive and well … Read More

Request to state MPs: Victoria needs a container deposit scheme

Vicki PerrettNews

On 30 July 2018, Geelong Sustainability’s President wrote on behalf of members and supporters to our local members Lisa Neville MP, and Christine Couzens MP and Lily D’Ambrosio MP, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change urging them to support the Greens bill to introduce a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS), which is to be debated in the house in early … Read More

Submission on Victoria’s carbon emission reduction targets

Vicki PerrettNews, Submissions

The Victorian government is planning to set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the years 2025 and 2030 and has appointed an independent expert panel to provide advice on this. The panel has been seeking input from the community to inform its advice to the Minister. The consultation closes on 1 May 2018 at 5pm. Apart from signing on to … Read More

Pako Festa Wrap

Vicki PerrettNews

Although the skies threatened rain all day, it never eventuated and Geelong Sustainability had a very successful day at Pako Festa on 24 February. Our ​war on waste theme was well received by people attending especially the young. Together with our wonderful people-powered ‘chicken float’, 28 volunteers in bright blue GS T-shirts and a variety of costumes, including recyclable bottles, … Read More