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's May Newsletter (#27) is now available on-line. In a largely COVID-19 oriented edition, Peter Holmes reflects on 'COVID-19 v Climate Change'; Ian Herbert considers 'Where to From Here'?; Christine Holmes reports on the impact of COVID-19 on the running of the Benalla Food Coop; Peter Maddock considers localisation in relation to COVID-19 and Benalla. Many of the articles and reports include hyperlinks to articles; podcasts; YouTube videos; and websites - making this edition a quite interactive experience! Peter Holmes concludes his President’s Message by reporting that BSFG's Petition to Benalla Rural City Council has been delayed, but not de-railed by COVID-19; and trusts that ‘you have all managed to survive this period of 'social distancing' by staying in touch with family, friends and neighbours'.
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.
BSFG Office Bearers
President: Peter Holmes Secretary: Peter Maddock
Treasurer: Wendy Baker Vice President: James Webster
Committee members: Bulk Food Coop representative Christine Holmes: Kevin Smith, David Blore, Kay Blore and Richard Felton
Petitions, Film Festival; Market Stalls; Guest Speakers; Sustainable Business Award; Energy Efficiency Workshops; Upcycled Bags; AGM's; Mentoring; Building Forums; Food Coop; Climate March ...
Food Co-op COVID-19 procedures
BSFG on Twitter
Climate Emergency Declaration for Benalla? - BSFG's petition to council - find out more