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

Advocating for Climate Action

Jonathan WrightNews

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

Jonathan WrightNews

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

Jonathan WrightNews

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