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

Cycling Without Age – Official Launch

Jonathan WrightNews

Geelong’s first chapter of Cycling Without Age was officially launched this month at Multicultural Aged Care Services (MACS) in North Geelong. MACS Chair Gael Perry and Cr Sarah Mansfield took a comfy seat on wheels to cut the ribbon and ring the bell. Photo – Phil Hines Photography This fabulous Geelong Cycling Without Age project is the result of the … Read More

Why Shinehub and the Geelong Community Solar Program?

Dan CowdellNews

As a not-for-profit community group Geelong Sustainability is committed to boosting the uptake of renewable energy in our region. We want to assist local residents to better understand their options, so they can make informed decisions. The greater Geelong region has only 16% of households with solar, which is much lower than many other areas around Australia where solar uptake … Read More

Replacing big energy with people-powered community solar

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 is supported by the City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, and Golden Plains Shire. The goal of the program is to implement a people-powered solution to Australia’s energy crisis that supports local jobs, suppliers … Read More

CORE Geelong May Update

Dan CowdellNews

Welcome to the May 2018 issue of the CORE Geelong Update. In this issue: Our first community owned solar investment project – CORE Geelong One – was fully funded in seven days. $150,000 has been raised from individuals in the community wanting to invest in local community owned renewable energy! Vicki Perrett, President of Geelong Sustainability and Director of CORE … Read More