Council urged to demonstrate effective environmental leadership

Mik AidtNews, Submissions

Geelong Sustainability’s submission to Geelong Council’s budget is a call for more effective environmental leadership in the municipality. While it’s exciting to see the City of Greater Geelong giving special emphasis to sustainability and the One Planet Living framework in its new Council Plan 2018–22, an examination of Council’s 2018-19 Draft Budget makes it apparent that these important leadership aspirations … Read More

Recycling crisis: An insider’s insights

Mik AidtNews

Keynote speaker at the Geelong Sustainability’s Green Drinks event on 28 March 2018 was Ken Dickens, managing director of Corio Waste Management. Ken Dickens had decided to tell us like it really is: The truth about what happens with the material we put in our recycling bins. It was a very interesting presentation, without good news in the short term. … Read More

Pako Festa Wrap

Vicki PerrettNews

Although the skies threatened rain all day, it never eventuated and Geelong Sustainability had a very successful day at Pako Festa on 24 February. Our ​war on waste theme was well received by people attending especially the young. Together with our wonderful people-powered ‘chicken float’, 28 volunteers in bright blue GS T-shirts and a variety of costumes, including recyclable bottles, … Read More

Rethink for a Zero Waste Xmas

Jonathan WrightNews

It’s that time of year again … Amazing how Christmas seems to come around more quickly as the years go by.  Now unless you’re super organised person, the stress and strain of shopping for gifts during the ‘silly season’ can tip a rational, calm and clearing-thinking individual into a flustered, confused exhausted wreck!  What with the dreaded car parking hassles, … Read More