PROPOSED PROSPECT HILL WASTE TO ENERGY FACILITY AT LARA

Jonathan WrightNews

Incinerating waste is neither clever nor creative! What does the application propose? “The application proposes a waste-to-energy (WtE) facility in Lara to service greater Geelong and west metropolitan Melbourne. The facility will be designed to process approximately 400,000 tonnes of waste per year and generate 35 megawatts of electricity. Prospect Hill estimates this is enough to power up to 50,000 … Read More

GEELONG TOLD TO “GET POLITICAL” IN PUSHING FOR RENEWABLES AND AGAINST FOSSIL FUEL GAS

Jonathan WrightNews

Firmly convinced that the accelerating uptake of renewable energy will negate any likelihood of a shortage of gas supplies, attendees at Geelong Sustainability’s recent sold-out Energy Futures Forum were unanimous in calling for an urgent transition to renewable energy sources. The Geelong Energy Futures Forum was held in response to proposals from Viva Energy and Dutch company Vopak to build … Read More

Like to lead our new social enterprise?

Jonathan WrightNews

we're hiring

Executive Officer, GreenLight Be at the forefront of our region’s clean energy transition Geelong Sustainability is seeking to appoint an Executive Officer for its commercial arm, GreenLight. GreenLight has enjoyed considerable success in its first 18 months of operation. Geelong Sustainability is looking for an appropriately skilled and experienced person to lead the next stage of its growth and expansion.  … Read More

Call to dump Viva’s hub plan for Bay

Jonathan WrightNews

More than 100 Geelong people turned out last week to find out more about the proposal by Viva Energy to build a floating gas import terminal in Corio Bay. “The number of people who attended the briefing far exceeded our expectations and indicates significant community concern about the terminal,” event organiser Sally Fisher said. Audience questions reflected that concern and there … Read More

Green Café Project

Jonathan WrightNews

The Green Cafes project works with cafes to help them save money and protect the environment by cutting waste going to landfill.  On average, 60% of cafés’ and restaurants’ landfill bins are made up of food waste. This food breaks down to methane in landfill, which is a potent greenhouse gas. This food waste could be returning to our soils … Read More

GS 2020 AGM

Andre SilvaNews

Geelong Sustainability held its 2020 Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Thursday 12 November. The meeting was attended by over 70 members and stakeholders.  President, Vicki Perrett, presented the annual report outlining the group’s achievements for 2020 based on a new strategic plan aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and focusing on clean energy, sustainable cities, responsible consumption and … Read More

Sustainable House Day Review

Andre SilvaNews

Sustainable House Day (SHD) is our flagship annual event, which fulfils our mission and aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goal for Sustainable Cities and Communities.  By showcasing exemplar sustainable homes, we help people to learn how they can live happier, healthier lives in homes that are cheaper to run, provide more thermal comfort and have lower carbon emissions. Seeing opportunities … Read More

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

A message about ACTION from Noreen Nicholson, Vice-President, Geelong Sustainability

Andre SilvaNews

One of the main actions Thomas Mayor requested, was for us to spread the word about the intention of the Uluru Statement. How can you do this? 1. Register Support: Please register your support on either of these websites to keep informed of the public consultation about the campaign From the Heart    and/or   Uluru Statement from the Heart There … 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. https://vimeo.com/462580472/cc5a67c24a Thomas … Read More