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.
All positions were filled at BSFG's AGM on 23 May. We welcome the new committee of management
President: Peter Holmes
Secretary: Peter Maddock
Treasurer: Wendy Baker
Vice President: James Webster
Committee members: Bulk Food Coop representative Christine Holmes; KevinSmith, David Blore, Kay Blore, and Richard Felton.
Our guest speaker Lance Lloyd, Restoration Scientist (Aquatic Ecology), Winton Wetlands Committee of Management gave us a good insight into efforts at Winton Wetlands to bring about the ecological regeneration of the catchment.
The BSFG Annual Report presented at the meeting includes action group reports.
March Newsletter 2019 (#23) - articles include 'How soon will Benalla feel the impact of people changing their minds due to Climate Change' by Concerned Benalla Citizen - name supplied; selections from the media 'Australia's extreme heat is a sign of things to come' (The Guardian 2/2/2019); 'Climate change inaction costs lives' (Sydney Morning Herald 4 February); 'Teenage Activist takes School Strikes 4 Climate Action to World Economic Forum' (The Guardian 24 Jan 2019). '1.5T CO2 for 1.5degrees bt 2050; Will We do It?' by Peter Maddock;; 'Grow Free Carts Come to Benalla' by Kathryn McQualter; 'Changing our diet to save the planet' by Freida Andrews; 'There's No Life in a Dead River' by Freida Andrews, and more. There's also a report on the BSFG Newsletter Survey by Christine Holmes on behalf of the BSFG Committee. Members are invited to contribute articles of about 200 words about an environmentally themed topic. Submit articles to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Stalls in the Gardens; Guest Speakers; Film Festival; Sustainable Business Award; Energy Efficiency Workshops; Upcycled Bags; AGM's; Mentoring; Building Forums; Food Coop; Climate March ...
Towards 100% Renewables for Benalla by 2028...On they go!!
Benalla Senior Citizens! Benalla Gliding Club!
Shannon Loughnane's 'Extremely Long Walk for Climate Action'
BSFG on Twitter