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.
Finally, our first "real" live BSFG meeting for 2020!
Finally, on Thursday 26th November, we held our first "real" live BSFG meeting for 2020! As this was also our last scheduled meeting date for the year, the committee felt it would be good to have something special, and a little less formal, to end the year.
We obtained approval to screen a recently released film, "Kiss the Ground", which examines the effects of industrial farming practices on the world's agricultural land, and the potential benefits of regenerative farming techniques, not only to heal the land, but in assisting the drawdown of carbon from the atmosphere, to reduce the effects of climate change. https://kissthegroundmovie.com/
The film showcased some amazing examples of restoration projects from various parts of the world, and how they have transformed landscapes, and restored hope in the ability of the Earth to heal itself.
As usual, we concluded with a cuppa and something to eat, and a chance to chat about the film, and of course, the year that was!!
Petitions, Film Festival; Market Stalls; Speakers; Sustainable Business Award; Energy Efficiency Workshops; Upcycled Bags; AGM's; Mentoring; Building Forums; Food Coop; Climate March
Benalla Sustainable Future Group encourages anyone interested in climate change issues and a more sustainable lifestyle to subscribe to our mailing list, become a member of our group & participate in our activities.
One-year membership is $25 per household or $20 if already a member of the Bulk Food Co-operative. A three-year membership is $60. We now have a $5 membership for full time students 18 years and under.
Benalla Sustainable Future Group has a number of action groups looking at different aspects of Environmental Sustainability which may interest you. Perhaps you are interested in finding out about BSFG's Renewable Energy Benalla action group, or in initiating a group yourself?
The publication date for the next newsletter has been extended, however there much to read in BSFG's August Newsletter (#28). BSFG President Peter Holmes, asks 'Climate Change, Carbon and COVID - are we all at C?' while regular contributor, web team member, social media manager and former BSFG Secretary Peter Maddock writes about sustainability issues across a broad spectrum, including some 'hot topics' .
Screening at BSFG General Meeting - Thursday 26 November - Find out more
Australian Story - 28 September 2020 - Regenerative Farming - Charles Massey
BSFG on Twitter
Banner: Supporting Student Action on Climate Change in late September 2020