Geelong Sustainability’s vision is for a world in which people everywhere can enjoy happy, healthy lives within the natural limits of the planet and in harmonious co-existence with each other and the natural environment.
We only have one planet! Which is why in 2013, Geelong Sustainability decided to adopt the internationally recognised benchmark for sustainability – the One Planet Living framework. We believe the ten One Planet Living principle provide a practical roadmap for a better and fairer way to live and do business whilst recognising earth is our shared home.
Geelong Sustainability’s mission is to inform, inspire and connect communities to create a sustainable future and to protect our natural environment.
We believe that sustainability is about meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
We assure that contemporary data and evidence-based research informs our work and determines our goals and priorities.
Passion & Positivity
We are passionate about promoting positive action that has meaningful impact on our community and the planet.
We seek to inspire people, businesses and communities with real life experiences, up-to-date knowledge and practical tools that enable effective action.
Respect & Trust
We always act in a manner that respects people, builds collaboration and sustains public trust in our organisation.
Guided by our mission, we focus our volunteer effort around the following activities:
• We inform people by publishing balanced sustainability-related information online and in print.
• We seek to inspire our community by modelling sustainable practices and showcasing innovations.
• We connect people with sustainable products, accredited experts and local service providers.
• We advocate for our community on local and global sustainability issues.
• We engage with the community at events and through our online activities.
• We coordinate sustainability events that develop community awareness, understanding and knowledge.
• We collaborate with a wide range of environmental and sustainability-focused organisations.
Geelong Sustainability has been steadily developing its connections with a wide range of organisations and businesses. Our future growth and outcomes will be driven by the breadth and quality of our partnerships and collaborations.
Going forward, we have decided to auspice individuals, groups or organisations where mutually beneficial goals and outcomes can be achieved. In this way we can expand our influence and more fully embrace initiatives aligned to the One Planet Living principles.