Local Upcoming Events
LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 10th Oct 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Gippsland Multi-Cultural Centre, 100 Buckley St Morwell

Guest Speaker: Bronya Lipski EJA

LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 14th Nov 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
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

Beyond Zero Emissions – Safe Climate Transition Act
Date: Monday 30th October, 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre, Spencer Road University of Melbourne
Information about the event: A Safe Climate Transition (“No More Bad Investment”) Act 2017 could be adopted by the state and territory governments to drive the implementation of the BZE Zero Carbon Australia plans (which describe how to transition every sector of the Australian economy to zero emissions within 10 years). Philip Sutton from RSTI, a research and strategy organisation, and Sarah Brugler from Environmental Justice Australia have drafted a model Act in a new paradigm of legislative action, that has an overarching purpose to initiate the rapid transition to a safe climate economy by preventing the creation of new economic activity that is likely to have adverse impacts on achieving it. For example, this Act prohibits construction of any new fossil fuel mines or expansion of the fossil-fuelled electricity generation sector; prevents an increase in manufacturing of vehicles fully powered by fossil fuels; and prohibits the supply of most fossil-fuelled appliances. Philip Sutton will join us to present the consultation draft of their proposed Safe Climate Transition Act.

More info here: bze.org.au/event/upcoming-discussion-group-october30/

National Energy Efficiency Conference 2017
Date: Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st November 2017
Time: Variable
Venue: Pullman Melbourne on the Park
Information about the event:

Now in its ninth year, the National Energy Efficiency Conference brings together up to 400 efficiency leaders, innovators, energy users and policymakers.
The theme for 2017 — Security, Affordability, Productivity — underlines the growing recognition that smart demand side investments are the quickest and cheapest way to solve Australia’s energy crisis, and keep energy systems reliable and affordable.

Read more: www.eec.org.au