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

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

Better bike connections in Geelong

Mik AidtNews, Submissions

With many journeys in Geelong within easy reach of work, school, shopping and leisure destinations, we need more people to leave their cars at home and choose their bicycle. However, with very few exceptions, the road network in Geelong is extremely poorly designed for bike riding and therefore, people fear for their safety. In response to the public consultation and … Read More

GS Submission to Government’s Reducing Plastic Pollution Survey

Vicki PerrettNews, Submissions

Geelong Sustainability has submitted a written response to the Victorian government’s Reducing Plastic Pollution Survey, which closes on January 25. We strongly agreed with their analysis that ‘plastic pollution is an urgent environmental problem’ and welcomed legislative action from the Andrews’ government – even if long overdue. We have also joined the Plastic-free Victoria Alliance, which is a collective of … Read More