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

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