BRACE and Labor Pledge for Barwon Power Hub

Vicki PerrettNews

In 2018, a new regional network of community energy groups was established, known as BRACE (Barwon Regional Alliance for Community Energy). Members include: Geelong Sustainability,  100% Clean Bellarine,  Anglesea Community Energy, Barwon Sustainable Energy Alliance,  Colac Otway Sustainability Group and Surf Coast Energy Group. Through cooperation and collaboration BRACE members want to speed up our region’s transition to renewable energy. Early … Read More

Re-imagining Affordable Eco Housing

Jonathan WrightNews

Geelong Sustainability was delighted that Christine Couzens MP was able to officially launch our planning workshop at Eastern Hub during Geelong’s inaugural Melbourne Design Week 2019 (an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria). Our event, Re-imagining Affordable Eco Housing brought together a diverse group of 45 stakeholders: architects, builders, planners, academics, government officers, … Read More

Pako Festa 2019

Vicki PerrettNews

Pako Festa 2019 saw over 100,000 people getting together to embrace and celebrate our fantastic ethnic diversity on a perfect summers day!  The Great Pako Festa Parade was alive with colour, music and movement with nearly 70 entries parading along Pakington Street.  Congratulations to Diversitat and the broader Geelong community for yet again showing that multiculturalism is alive and well … Read More

SHD2018 Survey Results

Jonathan WrightNews

Surprisingly 56% of people were attending Sustainable House Day for the first time. 78% of people visited one to three open houses. We were pleased to see that 70% of people felt more confident to seek advice after attending SHD . People were interested in many different types of properties especially ones with passive heating/cooling, productive gardens and renovated older … Read More

AGM 2018 Report

Jonathan WrightNews

Forty Geelong Sustainability members and sixty people in total attended the 2018 Annual General Meeting at the Waurn Ponds Hotel on November 15. In her welcome President, Vicki Perrett, commented that the strong turnout demonstrated the interest, commitment and support for the group’s work. She stated that in 2018 Geelong Sustainability had fulfilled its mission to inform, inspire and connect … Read More

Sustainable House Day 2018 Report

Jonathan WrightNews

Since inception back in 2001, Sustainable House Day has given the public a chance to inspect properties that have been designed, built or renovated to enhance sustainability, comfort and performance.In our region, the popular annual event has evolved into a community learning festival where homeowners and experts share their knowledge, insights and expertise with others – showing them how to … Read More

Who Gives A Crap – Special Purchase

Vivienne BurkeNews

Are you after Who Gives A Crap tissues or kitchen paper but don’t want to order in bulk? Then we can help! Geelong Sustainability has a small supply of both tissues and kitchen towel in the new wrappers. But they are only available for cash purchasers until sold out. Tissues – $2.50 per cube (maximum 12 cubes) Kitchen towel – … Read More

Building resilience to extreme weather with Climate Safe Rooms

Dan CowdellNews

The Climate Safe Rooms project seeks to protect the most vulnerable members of our community from the effects of more frequent extremes of weather by providing a Climate Safe Room, a room that can be a safe haven during heatwaves and times of extreme cold. A Climate Safe Room is a room in the home that has been modified to … Read More

Home Energy Efficiency Audits

Dan CowdellNews

Geelong Sustainability has launched a new energy efficiency service to support Geelong residents in making their homes more energy efficient whilst also reducing energy costs and increasing household comfort levels. The Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard has been developed by the Victorian Government to help Victorians better understand the energy performance of their homes and to make informed choices about improving … Read More

Students upcycle for Geelong Sustainability

Vivienne BurkeNews

Donna Camilleri, Mackenzie Warden and Vivienne Burke We’d like to introduce you to two young local heroes: Donna Camilleri and Mackenzie Warden, who are senior VCAL students at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College. With leadership from Donna and Mackenzie, their VCAL class chose Geelong Sustainability as its charity of choice to benefit from the proceeds of the Matthew Flinders’ annual Pop-Up Market. In … Read More