Story of a regenerative future brings community together to celebrate circular

Jonathan WrightCircular Living, News

A film of hope and inspiration brought the community together on Wednesday evening, for a screening of Regenerating Australia, hosted by Geelong Sustainability (GS) and Bellarine Landcare. 

Attendees were joined by local MP Libby Coker in learning about local regenerative initiatives Farm My School, GS’s Community Energy Revolving Fund, the work of Bellarine Landcare and Labor’s plan to make this a decade of positive action on climate change. 

The event capped off an educational and eye-opening Circular Living Challenge, aimed at engaging the Greater Geelong community in the transition to a more circular economy. An initiative designed in partnership with Circular Economy Victoria and supported by Recycling Victoria Communities Fund, delivered by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government. 

During the eight week Challenge, 270 participants learnt about the circular economy, tried new sustainable behaviours and engaged with local circular businesses, while competing to win a share of prizes that were awarded on the night. 

The overall winner of the Geelong Circular Living Challenge was Donna Malberg, and the members of the winning team, ACGG, were Rosemary Nugent, Margery Smith, Derek Ryan, Richard Hamilton, Wendy East. 

More than 55 local businesses and organisations were involved in delivering the Challenge, through involvement in weekly themes and delivery of more than 25 events, that showed participants what the circular economy could look like in a practical way, in their lives.