Local Upcoming Events
LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 14th Nov 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Gippsland Multi-Cultural Centre, 100 Buckley St Morwell

Guest Speaker: Chris Barfoot, Project Officer of the new Latrobe Valley Community Power Hub

LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 12th Dec 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
Australian Pollinator Week
Date: Sunday 12th November – 19th November 2017
Time: Variable
Venue: Variable
Information about the event: Unlike animals, plants can’t move around in search of a mate, to reproduce. Therefore, plants need pollinators to transfer the male sex cells (pollen) to the female reproductive parts of flowers. This is called pollination, which leads to fertilisation. Good fertilisation helps plants develop seeds and fruit. The seeds and fruits that feed the countless animals in the world, including us.

Pollinators drive biodiversity, and over 75% of the world’s flowering plants rely on insect pollinators to reproduce. Pollinators provide these important ecosystem services in the natural landscapes as well as within agricultural/horticultural and urban environments.

The world is suffering from major pollinator declines, but through education and events such as Pollinator Week we can bring these usually-unnoticed insects to the forefront of peoples’ thoughts, with the goal of supporting and protecting their populations.

More information here: beesbusiness.com.au

Beyond Zero Emissions – Electric vehicles & solid-oxide fuel cells
Date: Monday 13th November, 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: McCoy Building Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2) University of Melbourne Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton
Information about the event: Nissan is the world’s leading supplier of electric vehicles (EVs), with more than 270,000 sold globally since 2010. Nissan’s Product Communications Manager for the Asia-Oceania Region, Peter Fadeyev, will provide insights into the company’s EV products and plans, which include its clever solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology and its hybrid-based e-Power engines. Join us for a discussion on EV and energy-related topics, all towards the goal of zero emission vehicles and electrifying our transportation network.

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

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