Local Upcoming Events
LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Gippsland Multi-Cultural Centre, 100 Buckley St Morwell

LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 10th April 2018
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
World Wetlands Day 2018
Date: 2nd February
Time: Variable
Venue: Variable
Information about the event: 2 February each year is World Wetlands Day.
This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Each year since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat has provided materials to help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands.

More information here: www.worldwetlandsday.org

Forests Forever 2018

Date: 30 March – 2nd April
Time: Variable
Venue: Goongerah, about 70 km north of Orbost
Information about the event:

SPEND EASTER IN THE HEART OF EAST GIPPSLAND'S FORESTS

Be guided by expert ecologists revealing the delicate workings of these ancient eco-systems, be awed by the diversity of a pristine rainforest and be outraged by the logging and continuing destruction.

  • Tour with expert botanists
  • Explore rainforests and old growth
  • Search for giant trees
  • Spotlight for nocturnal wildlife
  • Camp with like-minded people
  • Learn more about the huge potential of our forests to store carbon

Every Easter, we hold a camp where people can join in a variety of day trips. Some of the places we visit are mountain tops, old growth forests, rainforests, alpine wetlands, and we learn about our these areas (and the politics of their management) from expert biologists and forest campaigners.

More information here: www.eastgippsland.net.au

Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition 2018
Date: 10th April – 11th April
Time: variable
Venue: International Convention Centre Sydney
Information about the event: This is Australia’s peak industry event for solar, energy storage and energy management industries.
Around 5000 visitors are expected across the two days.
More info here: www.smartenergyexpo.org.au