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.
The March meeting of BSFG featured Guest Speaker Serenity Hill on the Topic: 'Food, unincorporated'. The Open Food Network was founded by Serenity Hill and Kirsten Larsen in 2012 as part of the Open Food Foundation. It is a platform that supports a food system that is open and fair, where producers and community based enterprises can sell local, seasonal produce online to their community. It has now grown to a global movement. The BSFG Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 23 May.
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. There's also a poem 'Christmas up in Smoke' by Jennifer Hearn; a Cathy Wilcox cartoon parody 'My Country (now)' ' details from an Environmental Research Letter 'The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions'; and 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. The deadline for the next Newsletter is Sunday May 19th. Submit articles to email@example.com.
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 ...
'School strike for climate change' Greta Thunberg - TED talk
Shannon Loughnane's Extremely Long Walk for Climate Action - Welcome Shannon - Saturday April 27th 4pm Uniting Church
BSFG Annual General Meeting - Thursday 23rd May 7.30 pm Uniting Church