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.
An interested group attended our General Meeting in October for the screening of the short film 'takayna/Tarkine', with discussion afterwards of the difficulty of protecting the environment in economies driven by economic growth. 'takayna/Tarkine' can be freely watched online at https://www.patagonia.com.au/pages/takayna and on YouTube.
BSFG's Renewable Energy Action Group reported that 24 people requested information about Mondo Power's Revised Solar & Battery offer at 'A Day in the Gardens' stall on Sunday 11 November. Information about this Revised Solar & Battery Offer has been added to REB's website. REB group members are now planning a street stall to share news and details of the offer.
BSFG's October (quarterly) newsletter (#22) is now online - articles include 'Per Capita and Total CO2 Emissions'', 'Earth Overshoot Day' and "Environmental Protection vs Economic Growth' by Peter Maddock; 'Getting the Message Out About Climate Change' by Ian Herbert; 'The UN's 1.5degreesC Special Climate Report' by John Lloyd; 'Electric Vehicle Revolution' by Peter Holmes and 'Change of Habits to Reduce Waste' by Mike Hillenaar.
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.
Guest Speakers; Film Festival; Sustainable Business Award; Energy Efficiency Workshops; Day in the Gardens; Upcycled Bags; AGM's; Mentoring; Building Forums; Food Coop; Climate March ...
The documentary 'takayna/Tarkine', watched at our General Meeting in October, unpacks the complexities of modern conservation and challenges us to consider the importance of our last wild places such as local Strathbogie Forest. Highly recommended viewing.
'Why I Go Tree Planting' by passionate Regent Honey Eater Project tree planter, Chanaka