Local Upcoming Events
LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 9th May 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Gippsland Multi-Cultural Centre, 100 Buckley St Morwell

LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 13th June 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 Australian Solar Council Exhibition & Conference
Date: Monday 3rd May – Tuesday 4th May, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center
Information about the event: This is Australia’s peak industry event for solar, energy storage and energy management industries, with 5000 delegates expected.
Attendees will find all the latest technologies and innovations in smart storage, inverters and batteries, energy efficiency lighting, sustainability and the built environment, under one roof.
More information: http://www.solar.org.au/conference/
2017 Gippsland's Sustainabile Schools Expo
Date: Tuesday 4th May, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 2.00pm
Venue: 150 Bowen St, Warragul, VIC, 3820, Australia - St Paul's Anglican Grammar School, Junior Campus
Information about the event: A great opportunity for Gippsland Primary Schools to learn about what schools in their area are achieving in their sustainability program and to talk, question, play and learn about sustainability. - No conference registration costs or attendance fees - Presentations from leading schools - Sustainability information and resources - School displays - Rotational Workshops
The theme this year, 'Food and Future Eaters'.
Please contact Jessie Ablett for bookings and expressions of interest; Jessie.ablett@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au
2017 Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition
Date: Wednesday 14th – Thursday 15th June, 2017
Time: Variable
Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Information about the event: ‘Investing in Australia’s Energy Future’ is the theme for the 2017 Australian Energy Storage Conference. It is clear that energy storage will play a major part in Australia’s energy mix, and this will take place at the residential, commercial and grid levels. Investment will be a major factor in the speed with which this energy transition takes place and the 2017 Australian Energy Storage Conference will seek the answers of how, when and what can be done to facilitate this transition. Speakers will include policymakers, network utility managers, commercial technology providers and investment advisors from the financial industry.
More information: www.australianenergystorage.com.au