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 December Newsletter (#26) is now available on line. Peter Holmes reflects on Australia's lack of leadership on climate change in his President's Message, declaring ''The time for political argy-bargy is over. All parties must come to their senses and show some statesmanship in this crisis". Ian Herbert contributes 'Some Good News for Christmas' on the recent announcement by Lily D'Ambrosio on Protecting Victoria's Forests and Threatened Species and its meaning for the Strathbogie Forest. Also from Ian, 'The Difference Between Large Numbers', an excellent educational article written to develop understanding of how small differences in numbers relating to climate change can lead to tipping points and make big difference to the planet. Peter Maddock encourages us to consider 'Limits to Growth', 'Moves to Raise the Efficiency Standards of Existing Homes' and '2040 and Mini Grids'; and in 'Carbon Footprint' calls for all reporting of emissions to be per capita emissions. Peter also introduces the thought provoking work of Professor Alf Lornborg whose concerns about the high energy demands of global transport have led to the proposal of a complimentary currency which could only be used to purchase locally produced goods. There are links to suggested reading sent in by members and links to books which have influenced thoughts on environmental sustainability. A truly inspirational edition!
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
Film Festival; Stalls in the Gardens; Guest Speakers; Sustainable Business Award; Energy Efficiency Workshops; Upcycled Bags; AGM's; Mentoring; Building Forums; Food Coop; Climate March ...
Understanding carbon pollution...
Climate Scientist Professor Katharine Heyhoe explains.
Towards 100% Renewables by 2028!
On they go! Fobia Industries, Benalla Senior Citizens. Benalla Gliding Club!
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