Local Upcoming Events
LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 12th Sept 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Gippsland Multi-Cultural Centre, 100 Buckley St Morwell

AGM & Stop Adani movie

LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 10th Oct 2017
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.

Congratulations LVSG Winner of Environment Victoria
2016 Community Environment Recognition Award

L to R: Dan, Lorraine & Nicholas Aberle

Major Upcoming Events
2017 National Threatened Species Day

Date: 7th September, 2017
Time: Variable
Venue: Find out what's happening near you.
Information about the event: National Threatened Species Day is commemorated across the country on 7 September to raise awareness of plants and animals at risk of extinction.

Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Over the last 200 years, more than 100 animal and plant species have become extinct. In NSW alone there are close to 1000 animal and plant species at risk of extinction. Threatened Species Day is when we turn the spotlight on native plants, animals, and ecosystems that are under threat and reflect on how we can protect them into the future. The day also celebrates the amazing work that is being done to save them by passionate conservationists, researchers, volunteers, and community experts.

More info here: national-threatened-species-day

2107 Sustainable House Day
Date: Sunday 17th September, 2017
Time: Variable
Venue: Variable
Information about the event: Sustainable House Day is an event of the Alternative Technology Association (ATA). The ATA is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to enable, represent and inspire people to live sustainably in their homes and communities. Established in 1980, the organisation provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households, government and industry.  The ATA also produces the high-quality magazines, Sanctuary: modern green homes and ReNew: technology for a sustainable future to provide ideas and inspiration on how to make your homes and lives more sustainable all year long.

More info and to register to attend Sustainable House Day on Sunday 17th September 2017 and to receive information in advance of the day.

All-Energy Australia 2017
Date: Wednesday 11 October – Thursday 12 October 2017
Time: Variable
Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Information about the event: All-Energy is a comprehensive clean and renewable energy event taking place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on 11–12 October 2017. The free-to-attend business-to-business conference and exhibition will open up a world of opportunities for the clean energy sector.

This year’s conference covers renewable and clean energy policy, technology, finance, economics and project development across five streams including solar, energy management, wind energy, energy storage, bioenergy and more. It also includes additional sessions for professional development and training run by the Clean Energy Council.

More information here: www.all-energy.com.au