Want to be part of the solution rather than the problem? Small changes can have a big impact if shared with others. Living a more sustainable life is rewarding & enjoyable!
As you browse our site, we trust that you'll find useful information and links that inspire you to take positive steps to green your home, workplace and life. Geelong's historical reliance on heavy manufacturing means that our economy and communities are facing a challenging transition as we adapt to the impacts of climate change and a low carbon future.
Geelong Sustainability aims to support and encourage residents and local organisations to make this transition. We want Geelong to be more resilient, more innovative, more connected - more sustainable!
Did you know, we're building a new website! Please be patient - It's coming soon!
Sustainable House Day 2016 will be held in the Geelong region on Sunday 16th October.
We are assembling a diverse range of new, renovated and retrofitted homes that exemplify sustainable building and living.
Interested homeowners, professionals and sponsors should contact our SHD Coordinator, Vicki Perrett on 0425 802 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT'S ON & WHAT'S NEW?
Come along - expand your network - be inspired at our regular monthly networking event at Beav's Bar in Lt Malop Street.
Click here for more information about this important topic. In addition to the Discussion Paper, DELWP released excellent Background Briefing Paper and a Deakin research paper that investigated 12 brownfield sites in Australia and overseas.
Geelong Sustainability has submitted a detailed submission on behalf its members. Click here to download it. Committee member, Alan Barlee has prepared an analysis of the Background Briefing paper and Deakin research. Click here if you'd like to read his 6-page summary.
2016 Calendar of Environmental Events
The Federal Government prepares an annual calendar of environmental events that list key days, week, months etc.
Click here to view online or download as Word or PDF. Alternatively click here for our edited one page version with active links.
2016 is the International Year of Pulses whilst 2014-2024 is the International Decade of Sustainable Energy for All - what a fabulous goal!
Our GIFTS & GIVING GUIDE
Our consumerism is undermining the planet. It’s time to rethink, repair, reuse, repurpose and recycle ‘stuff’. Why are we buying it? Where are we buying it? How will it be disposed of? Changing our consuming habits will reduce landfill, lower greenhouse gas emissions, ease the pressure on the natural environment.
A major project for 2015 was the development of the bigger and better Sustainability Directory. It lists over 500 eco businesses, community groups and information websites. Collect a copy from Geelong Council Customer Service Centres, Regional Libraries or any of our future events. Contact us if you would like copies for your community group.
You can also access the online version with active web links (although be warned the large files takes some time to download).
Highlights from 2015
2015 was our busiest year ever! Major events included:
It's great to be connected! It's even better to be involved!
There’s strength in numbers. JOIN US! Together we can achieve so much more!