Single-use Plastic Ban Business Engagement success

Emilie FlynnCircular Living, News

One of Geelong Sustainability’s strategic priorities is Circular Economy, which aims to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns eliminate waste and to keep resources in a continually flowing loop. We are passionate about this, and have championed many circular economy-focused projects and initiatives, such as the Circular Living Challenge, the War on Waste project, and advocacy campaigns. So when the … Read More

Sustainable House Day 2022: Another Successful Event!

Emilie FlynnNews

On the weekend of 15-16 October, Geelong Sustainability ran our 14th consecutive Sustainable House Day event. We would like to take a moment to acknowledge that the event took place on Wadawurrung land, which was stolen and never ceded. We pay our deep respects to elders past, present and emerging. Throughout the week leading up to the event, we were … Read More

Freshwater Creek Steiner School Solar System Installed

Emilie FlynnNews

Building off the back of 2021’s 60kW solar system install at YMCA Stadium Newtown, we are pleased to announce our next community solar project, a 20kW solar system at Freshwater Creek Steiner School. The project is funded by the Geelong Sustainability Community Energy Revolving Fund which was established to help not-for-profit organisations access renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The … Read More

Neighbourhood Battery Feasibility Study Wraps Up

Emilie FlynnNews, Renewable Energy

Photo: A recent Neighbourhood Battery installation (NBI) in Fitzroy carried out by Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF) The last year has seen Geelong Sustainability deliver a large number of renewable energy projects, among them the Neighbourhood Battery Feasibility Study. This DELWP-funded study looked into the possibility of installing a battery in Geelong and surrounds, and what that might look like.  The … Read More

Green Drinks: Induction Cooktop Demonstration

Emilie FlynnNews

Our latest Green Drinks was a great success, with around forty people attending to see (and taste!) the benefits of induction cooktops. Geelong Sustainability would like to extend our enormous thanks to our cooking expert Mayan Rowling for sharing her expertise and creativity with us. By popular request, she has also kindly shared the recipe she used for the stir … Read More

Geelong Circular Living Challenge Wrap Up

Jonathan WrightCircular Living, News

Over an eight week period from 10 April to 5 June 2022, Geelong Sustainability (GS) in partnership with Circular Economy Victoria (CEV), delivered the region’s first Circular Living Challenge. The Challenge aimed to introduce the community to the circular economy via a fun, engaging and informative online Challenge. To do this, the Geelong Circular Living Challenge (GCLC) partnered with 55 … Read More

Story of a regenerative future brings community together to celebrate circular
living

Jonathan WrightCircular Living, News

A film of hope and inspiration brought the community together on Wednesday evening, for a screening of Regenerating Australia, hosted by Geelong Sustainability (GS) and Bellarine Landcare.  Attendees were joined by local MP Libby Coker in learning about local regenerative initiatives Farm My School, GS’s Community Energy Revolving Fund, the work of Bellarine Landcare and Labor’s plan to make this … Read More

Wrap of the Circular Living Show and EV Show ‘n’ Shine

Jonathan WrightCircular Living, Electric Vehicles, News

Geelong’s first ever Circular Living Show and EV Show ‘n’ Shine was a huge success, encouraging people who attended to Think Global & Act Local! Geelong Sustainability estimated over 1200 people attended the event held at the Geelong Showgrounds on Saturday 30 April. President Vicki Perrett said they were thrilled with the outcomes of this new free community event. “After … Read More

Increasing Renewable Energy and Supporting Communities

Megan DischerNews, Renewable Energy

The Community Power Hub Barwon South-West has officially launched its first project – a solar installation at the YMCA Stadium in Newtown. The installation is projected to save the YMCA in Newtown $14,000 a year on their energy bills. The project was funded using the Community Energy Revolving Fund, which provided YMCA with an interest free loan that is paid … Read More