Advocating for Climate Action

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In 2020, our regular networking event, Green Drinks is being transformed into Climate Action Drinks in alternating months as we respond to the Climate Emergency. With the start of a new decade and after our unprecedented bushfires, we must raise our voices and demand stronger action to address climate crisis. In February, over forty concerned citizens gathered to learn about … Read More

How to optimise your Christmas holidays for sustainability

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The Christmas holidays are just around the corner, and some of us are heading interstate or overseas to reconnect with family or explore new places.  With our ecological footprint going through the roof, what can we do to minimise our resource use and maximise our positive outcomes for the environment? This was the subject of two of my recent talks … Read More

2019 Annual General Meeting

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Thirty seven Geelong Sustainability members and fifty seven people in total attended the 2019 Annual General Meeting at the Waurn Ponds Hotel on November 28. In her welcome President, Vicki Perrett, commented that the strong turnout demonstrated the interest in and support for the group’s work. She reflected that nationally the conversation is changing; young people are speaking out; sustainability … Read More

Sustainable House Day Report

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On Sunday 13th October, Geelong Sustainability (GS) coordinated its eleventh Sustainable House Day (SHD) with support from the City of Greater Geelong. Our biggest community engagement event, SHD has become an authentic and effective learning experience.  By visiting exemplar homes in our region, people are inspired to implement sustainable practices and energy efficiency technologies in their own homes. 2019 was … Read More

New Appointment – Inaugural Executive Officer, GreenLight

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In June this year, Geelong Sustainability launched its new social enterprise – GreenLight – to provide a range of professional sustainability services across our region. Given our significant growth over the last five years, our goal is for GreenLight to help support our mission and financial viability. Now we’ve taken the next big step in realising this goal! We’ve recruited … Read More

We are hiring!

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We are excited to announce that due to a significant period of growth over the last two years, there is a need to engage a part time Executive Officer to support and enable further growth opportunities through our social enterprise Greenlight. We would love to hear from you if you think you are suited to this important role. The inaugural Executive Officer for … Read More

How good are the student climate strikers?

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Around the world, they’re speaking truth to power and demanding our leaders do what they’re elected to do – build a better future for us all. The next global climate strike is on Friday 20 September, and the student organisers here in Australia have three clear demands for our leaders: The students have clearly done their homework. At home and … Read More

SPREAD THE WORD: A free educational resource about Port Phillip Bay has been released.

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Schools, groups, community, this is your chance to learn more about your bay, its challenges and how you can act to futureproof its assets. Streamline Media, in partnership with Geelong Sustainability, have released their ‘Connecting your Bay’ short film project to audiences across Victoria. Partnering with over 20 environmental groups across community, industry and Government the Streamline creative team have … Read More

211 Geelong households go solar = 4 solar systems donated to locals in need

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Local Community Solar Programs make going solar affordable and accessible to everyone, in an effort to build Australia’s first large scale virtual power plants. But, they also feature an important ‘give back’ component to help households and community organisations in need.  Last year 211 households made the switch to solar as part of our first Geelong Sustainability  Community Solar Program in … Read More

June News

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Our Affordable Eco Housing planning workshop was held on March 22 as part of Melbourne Design Week in Geelong.  It was a dynamic and very creative workshop. We were delighted to have both Christine Couzens MP and Cr. Jim Mason present at the launch of this bold new project. A follow up meeting of the Action Group was held on … Read More