Local Upcoming Events
LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Gippsland Multi-Cultural Centre, 100 Buckley St Morwell

LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 13th Sept 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Gippsland Multi-Cultural Centre, 100 Buckley St Morwell

Mission Statement
The LVSG will endeavour to educate, guide and assist residents and businesses of the Greater Latrobe Valley region in attaining a community with economic growth and a sustainable way of life for now and into the future.

Who are we?
The Latrobe Valley Sustainability Group is a grass roots citizens’ group dedicated to encouraging the acceptance and understanding of the principles of Sustainability by the wider community.

We use as our focus the idea that human induced climate change affects the whole planet, but solutions to it are only to be found when all of Earth’s citizens take responsibility at a local level for how they use resources.

We believe that the transition from fossil fuel based energy to energy derived from renewable sources is a matter of urgency. We are aware that if greenhouse gases are allowed to increase, modern society will not be able to continue with the quality of life we enjoy at the present. Alternative, sustainable and renewable means of producing our energy and material needs must be developed as a matter of urgency.

Major Upcoming Events
Waste and Recycling Expo 2016
Date: Wednesday 10th – Thursday 11th August, 2016
Time: Various
Venue: Sydney Showgrounds
Information about the event: The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) is an event dedicated to the Australasian waste and recycling marketplace. This year it will be co-located with WMAA's Enviro'16 Conference.

The expo brings together the industry to generate quality sales leads, discover the latest trends, showcase innovation, network with key waste and recycling decision-makers from industry and government, as well as attend high-quality practical seminars and workshops.

AWRE attracts exhibitors and industry professionals from across Australia, NZ, Asia, UK and North America looking for innovative ways to collect, sort and process waste from the municipal, commercial and construction sectors.

More information: http://www.awre.com.au/

Solar Battery Storage Information Session
Date: Tuesday 23rd August, 2016
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: 23 Smith Street (Cnr Smith St and Watt St), Leongatha
Information about the event: The installation of solar battery storage technology is set to revolutionise the way households and businesses use their electricity. A solar powered system coupled with battery storage can provide electricity to your home or business 24 hours a day, but it won’t suit everyone’s situation.

Find out from the experts about solar battery storage systems and learn the pros and cons. Is it affordable? What is the latest technology? Will it work for me?


Walk with the Valley for a just transition
Date: Monday the 19th – Sunday 25th September, 2016
Time: 8:00am – 11am
Venue: Railway Avenue, Pakenham, Victoria, Australia
Information about the event: Join the walk to Morwell for a Just Transition in the Latrobe Valley! September 19 - 26, 2016 We are walking in solidarity with people in the Valley, and calling on our government to commit to concrete plans to support sustainable livelihoods and the environment. This is about the Valley, but it's also about all of us. The health of our climate and our communities depends on swift and drastic action. And we are prepared to go a long way to make this happen (100km to be exact!)

For more information and to Register http://earthworkercooperative.com.au/walk-with-the-valley/