Local Actions Have Global Consequences
The Benalla Sustainable Future Group was established in 2010 by Benalla & District residents concerned about environmental sustainability and the lack of action on climate change both locally & nationally. By coming together we can work towards a more sustainable future & a cleaner planet.
Climate Emergency Petition to Benalla Council
BSFG's Climate Emergency Petition was discussed at the Planning and Development Committee meeting of Council on Wednesday 29th September, the culmination of over 18 months of efforts to bring this discussion to a point of definitive action by Council. President of BSFG Peter Holmes; Jessica Patterson and Lachlan Sands, school captain team members Benalla P-12; and Dr Gerard Brownstein addressed the Committee via zoom in item 4 of the Planning & Development Committee meeting agenda.
At the completion of the presentations/discussion, Mayor Councillor Danny Claridge moved an Amended Motion. That.
To watch a recording of the meeting from the beginning of the presentations, go to https://youtu.be/DrG6i63y7bc?t=3832. Find out more
BSFG General Meeting
It was pleasing to be able to meet together again on Thursday 23rd September; to hear from Adam Saddler, the newly appointed manager for economic development and sustainability at Benalla Rural City, and to share news when mingling over supper. The next General Meeting will be on Thursday 25 November at 7.30 pm in the Uniting Church Meeting Room - pandemic regulations permitting.
DELWP's excellent Climate Ready Hume Newsletter combines news and information on renewable energy and climate change adaptation in north east Victoria and beyond. Update #23 - September 2021 is now available. .
A new edition of BSFG's newsletter is due out soon! Click on this link to read the current newsletter BSFG's May 2021 Newsletter (#30)
Petitions, Film Festival; Market Stalls; Speakers; Sustainable Business Award; Workshops; Upcycled Bags; AGM's; Mentoring; Building Forums; Food Coop; Climate March and more...
Live Energy Statistics
BSFG articles in the Benalla Ensign:
'BSFG ask you to Think, reduce, refuse, rethink,repair' (30 June): 'BSFG Explain Recycling Symbols' (7 July), 'Prepare for a Life without plastic' (14 July).
Click on this listing of Environmental Action Days and Events (pdf) for more details
Banner - Signing the Climate Emergency Petition, Bridge Street Benalla.