Deliberative democracy ~ Sortition

Andre SilvaNews

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

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

Andre SilvaNews

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. Thomas tours … Read More

Climate Action Update

Jonathan WrightNews

Turn Off Gas – No Import Gas terminal for Geelong In August, our biggest ever Climate Action drinks featured independent energy expert, Tim Forcey.  He explained why there is no need to increase gas supplies in Australia and how we could all save a lot of money AND the environment if we stopped wasting energy. “Victorians waste billions of dollars … Read More

We’re hiring – Community Solar Farm Project Coordinator

Jonathan WrightNews

Geelong Sustainability is seeking a capable project coordinator to undertake a scoping study that will explore the viability of a 1 to 5 MW Community Solar Farm within the City of Greater Geelong region.  Interested applicants should review the position description and provide their resume and cover letter to dan@geelongsustainability.org.au by COB Friday 18th September.

The Health Benefits of Tackling Climate Change

Andre SilvaNews

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 Alliance COVID-19 may have pushed back … Read More

Tipping points: Turning a bad situation into something much worse

Andre SilvaNews

Tipping points: Turning a bad situation into something much worse An explanation from our resident climate scientist, Neil Plummer Introduction 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 … Read More

This Is The Transformational Decade

Jonathan WrightNews

The scientific experts are telling us that the years before 2030 offer a window that will not remain open and bold action is essential if we are to stay under a 1.5 degree temperature rise. Geelong Sustainability delivered its second Clever Living seminar virtually on May 27, 2020.  Event Coordinator and Vice President, Noreen Nicholson said, ‘we wanted to build … Read More

Taking our Climate Action message to the street

Vivienne BurkeNews

Think about what we all can do; Think about what we all can do Think about what we all can do NOW! That’s the catchy opening verse to the rhythmic chant that our 47 enthusiastic volunteers beat out on their drums, saucepans, tin lids and other home-made percussion instruments in the Pako Festa street parade on 29 February.    School … Read More

Project Drawdown

Jonathan WrightNews

Gene Blackley, founder of Drawdown Australia gave an inspiring Clever Living seminar on March 3 at the Geelong Library. Geelong Sustainability is delighted to be hosting this series again in partnership with the Geelong Regional Library and the Gordon. Gene’s presentation based on the work of Project Drawdown was titled, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.  … Read More