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.
BSFG July Meeting postponed until further notice
In keeping with "Plastic Free July" we had hoped to show and discuss the documentary "Plastic Wars" at our general meeting on the 22 July, however could not proceed due to Covid lockdown. Although some regulations eased today (27 July), restrictions remain, so we have postponed our BSFG General Meeting until further notice. We do apologize for any inconvenience,
Plastic Free July - BSFG articles in the Benalla Ensign
Commencing a regular series of articles from BSFG in the Ensign, the first articles highlight 'Plastic Free July'. An article on 30 June, 'Benalla Sustainable Future Group ask you to Think, reduce, refuse, rethink,repair', was followed on 7 July by 'Benalla Sustainable Future Group Explain Recycling Symbols' and on 14 July by 'Prepare for a Life without plastic'. Thanks Benalla Ensign!
Swanpool Environmental Film Festival Postponed
Due to COVID 19 restrictions this year's Swanpool Environmental Film Festival will now be held on Saturday 23 October 2021. Tickets on sale from 1 October.
BSFG's May 2021 Newsletter (#30) features President’s Message ‘Are the wheels of climate change action turning more quickly - or is it just spin?' (Peter Holmes); Climate Emergency Petition to Benalla Rural City Council 24th March 2021--BSFG Presentation to BRC (Peter Holmes), Student Address to Council Meeting (Cheyane Vaughan and Charlie Paterson), Health Effects of Climate Change (Dr Gerard Brownstein); ‘Grow Free Cart’ (Kathryn McQualter); 'It’s Time to Kick Gas' (Bill McKibben); 'Benalla Food Cooperative Celebrates 10 years' (Christine Holmes); 'Swanpool Environmental Film Festival 2021' (Ian Herbert);' Renewable Energy Benalla (REB) and its Activities' and 'The Benalla Community Energy Project (BCEP)' (John Lloyd).
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 #21 - July 2021 is now available.
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. Membership for full time students 18 years and under and people who are unemployed is $5.
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?
Petitions, Film Festival; Market Stalls; Speakers; Sustainable Business Award; Workshops; Upcycled Bags; AGM's; Mentoring; Building Forums; Food Coop; Climate March and more...
It's Plastic Free July!
Click on this listing of Environmental Action Days and Events (pdf) for more details
Banner: Photograph accompanying online article 'Prepare for a life without Plastic', Benalla Ensign, 14 July 2021