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.
Next BSFG Meeting?
Next BSFG Meeting? Your guess is as good as ours. The committee will monitor the situation in Victoria, and call a general meeting/AGM when we are allowed to have a reasonable number of attendees. At this point in time, I have organised the guest speakers for the climate talks for late November, after the Council elections, so that we can invite the new Council, etc. Our next scheduled date for a meeting is on September 10th or 17th, when Helen Haines will be talking about Community Energy, but even that date is very questionable now. The Benalla Food Co-op continues to operate and has put all necessary procedures in place. Until we can meet again, stay safe. Peter Holmes
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', 'From Anthropocene to Ecocene by 2050?', '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'! 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 ...
Series begins Tuesday 11 August, 8.30 pm
Beyond Zero Emissions - 'A Million Jobs' Campaign Launch - download the document and watch the webinar here!
BSFG on Twitter