Local Upcoming Events
LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Gippsland Multi-Cultural Centre, 100 Buckley St Morwell

LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 12th Sept 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 Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo

Date: Wednesday 23rd – Thursday 24th August, 2017
Time: Variable
Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Information about the event: The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE), held in Melbourne from 23–24 August 2017, is the most established commercial event dedicated to the Australasian waste and recycling marketplace.
AWRE brings together the industry to discover the latest trends, showcase innovation, network with key waste and recycling decision-makers from industry and government and attend high-quality practical seminars and workshops.

More info here: awre.com.au

Energy Cost Reduction – Efficiency and On-Site Generation
Date: Thursday 7th September, 2017
Time: TBA
Venue: Melbourne
Information about the event: Dramatically rising energy prices mean that Australian businesses need to implement energy efficiency or find cheaper energy to remain competitive.
This course will outline strategies for dealing with both sides of energy costs: reducing energy demand and lower cost energy options. Both power and thermal heat will be addressed against the backdrop of the current market landscape and technology options that are proven and economically viable.

More information here: www.icheme.org

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