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.
Our general meeting in December featured videos about e-waste and permaculture. We considered the way in which planned obsolescence built into electronic gadgets contributes to electronic waste and explored options to reduce e-waste including “Right to Repair” legislation, which 18 states in the USA have introduced, requiring electronics manufacturers to provide independent repair shops with diagnostic equipment and replacement parts to be able to service their products. This was followed by a video presentation by David Holmgren about his book Retrosuburbia.
Mondo Power's Revised Solar & Battery offer for Benalla has now closed. Renewable Energy Benalla members reported that 24 people requested information about the revised offer at 'A Day in the Gardens' stall on Sunday 11 November, with others chatting to REB members at street stalls in Bridge Street in the final weeks of the offer.
BSFG's October (quarterly) newsletter (#22) is now online - articles include 'Per Capita and Total CO2 Emissions'', 'Earth Overshoot Day' and "Environmental Protection vs Economic Growth' by Peter Maddock; 'Getting the Message Out About Climate Change' by Ian Herbert; 'The UN's 1.5degreesC Special Climate Report' by John Lloyd; 'Electric Vehicle Revolution' by Peter Holmes and 'Change of Habits to Reduce Waste' by Mike Hillenaar.
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.
Day in the Gardens; Guest Speakers; Film Festival; Sustainable Business Award; Energy Efficiency Workshops; Upcycled Bags; AGM's; Mentoring; Building Forums; Food Coop; Climate March ...
David Attenborough's 'call to arms' on climate change...
"Did you hear David Attenborough’s speech
at COP24? It is a real ‘call to arms’
about climate change"
'takayna/Tarkine', a film which challenges us to consider the importance of our last wild places.'
'Day in the Gardens' November 12 (slide show)
'Why I Go Tree Planting' by passionate Regent Honey Eater Project tree planter, Chanaka