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.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions the committee has decided to conduct our AGM online this year. The Zoom meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday September 24th. The AGM will be limited to the basic requirements of ratifying any reports and electing the new committee. Reports will be circulated to members by email prior to the meeting. Prior to the election of the new committee all positions will be declared vacant. Positions available are President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, plus four committee members. Nominations for the new committee should be submitted to Secretary Peter Maddock by email by 5pm on Tuesday 22nd September. We will email members the link for the Zoom meeting on Sunday 20th, and again after 5pm on Tuesday 22nd, listing the nominations for the committee. For more information - click here.
BSFG's August Newsletter (#28) is now available on-line. BSFG President Peter Holmes, asks 'Climate Change, Carbon and COVID - are we all at C?' Regular contributor, web team member, social media manager and BSFG Secretary Peter Maddock is an avid reader and thinker about sustainability issues across a broad spectrum . This newsletter reflects this, with Peter contributing articles 'Cold Choices for a Warming Planet', 'To Care for Humanity, We Must Care for Nature', 'Protecting Biodiversity', 'Ecological Economics - will the transition to renewable energy damage the global macro-economy?' and 'Climate Change and Sea Level rise in Geelong'! In From Anthropocene to Ecocene by 2050?' , Peter reflects on large scale renewables as a continuation and potential exacerbation of the human domination of the planet and its resources. Thank you, Peter, for your contribution to this newsletter and for being prepared to raise 'hot topics'. Thanks also to members who submitted article links for 'Member Submitted Links'.
Benalla Food Cooperative is continuing to operate. BSFG's bimonthly General Meetings and special events have been cancelled until further notices. Committee members are continuing to communicate and distribute information to members through email lists and the website. BSFG's Facebook and Twitter Feeds will continue to provide links to excellent reading and latest developments in working towards a sustainable future.
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?
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.
Petitions, Film Festival; Market Stalls; Guest Speakers; Sustainable Business Award; Energy Efficiency Workshops; Upcycled Bags; AGM's; Mentoring; Building Forums; Food Coop; Climate March ...
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Banner: FRV Solar Farm, Winton, August 2020