Who Gives A Crap – Special Purchase

Vivienne BurkeNews

Are you after Who Gives A Crap tissues or kitchen paper but don’t want to order in bulk? Then we can help! Geelong Sustainability has a small supply of both tissues and kitchen towel in the new wrappers. But they are only available for cash purchasers until sold out. Tissues – $2.50 per cube (maximum 12 cubes) Kitchen towel – … Read More

Building resilience to extreme weather with Climate Safe Rooms

Dan CowdellNews

The Climate Safe Rooms project seeks to protect the most vulnerable members of our community from the effects of more frequent extremes of weather by providing a Climate Safe Room, a room that can be a safe haven during heatwaves and times of extreme cold. A Climate Safe Room is a room in the home that has been modified to … Read More

Home Energy Efficiency Audits

Dan CowdellNews

Geelong Sustainability has launched a new energy efficiency service to support Geelong residents in making their homes more energy efficient whilst also reducing energy costs and increasing household comfort levels. The Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard has been developed by the Victorian Government to help Victorians better understand the energy performance of their homes and to make informed choices about improving … Read More

Students upcycle for Geelong Sustainability

Vivienne BurkeNews

Donna Camilleri, Mackenzie Warden and Vivienne Burke We’d like to introduce you to two young local heroes: Donna Camilleri and Mackenzie Warden, who are senior VCAL students at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College. With leadership from Donna and Mackenzie, their VCAL class chose Geelong Sustainability as its charity of choice to benefit from the proceeds of the Matthew Flinders’ annual Pop-Up Market. In … Read More

Energy Minister Visits MACS Community Solar Project

Dan CowdellNews

On Thursday 19th July the Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens joined around 40 Geelong Sustainability members at a special event at the Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS). The Minister officially opened the 520-panel community solar project which will reduce MACS’s operating costs. The establishment of the project was supported with $188,000 in funding … 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

GS Helps Celtic Festival Go Green

Jonathan WrightNews

Earlier this year, building on the increased public awareness of waste and recycling problems, Geelong Sustainability set up a War on Waste action group. After a successful pilot offering a wash against waste service at a concert at Farmer’s Place, we decided to scale up our capacity so we could engage the public and offer waste reduction services at larger … Read More

Clever Living Seminar 3: How to Achieve Energy Freedom

Mik AidtNews

Richard Keech: My Journey to Energy Freedom – #9: Solar PV This video is an 8-minute excerpt of Richard Keech’s 90-minute presentation at Geelong Library on 8 May 2018, which was about how it is possible to make a comfortable home that costs nothing to run and achieves a zero carbon footprint. By combining simple energy efficiency measures with quality … Read More

Trusted Local Solar Companies for the Geelong Community Solar Program

Dan CowdellNews

Geelong Sustainability has teamed up with ‘Solar Marketplace’ ShineHub to deliver the Geelong Community Solar Program across Geelong and the greater G21 region. The program has seven local solar companies on board to deliver the 300+ solar and battery system installations. Having multiple local solar companies working on the program is a great advantage as it spreads the work for the … Read More

Council urged to demonstrate effective environmental leadership

Mik AidtNews, Submissions

Geelong Sustainability’s submission to Geelong Council’s budget is a call for more effective environmental leadership in the municipality. While it’s exciting to see the City of Greater Geelong giving special emphasis to sustainability and the One Planet Living framework in its new Council Plan 2018–22, an examination of Council’s 2018-19 Draft Budget makes it apparent that these important leadership aspirations … Read More