Local Upcoming Events
LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 9th Apr 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Gippsland Multi-Cultural Centre, 100 Buckley St Morwell

LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019
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.

 

Please sign our petition: Latrobe City Council, RISE FOR CLIMATE

 

RISE FOR CLIMATE RALLY 2018

 

Congratulations LVSG Winner of Environment Victoria 2016 Community Environment Recognition Award

L to R: Dan, Lorraine & Nicholas Aberle


Major Upcoming Events
Earth Day 2019 Protect our species

Date: 22nd April 2019
Time: All day
Venue: Various
Information about the event: Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world today is the result of human activity.

Website: https://www.earthday.org/campaigns/endangered-species/earthday2019/

International Compost Awareness Week Australia 2019

Date: 5th - 11th May 2019
Time: Various
Venue: Various
Information about the event: International Compost Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of  compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. We can compost to help scrap carbon pollution by avoiding landfilling organic materials and helping to build healthier soils.

More information here: https://www.compostweek.com.au/

World Environment Day 2019

Date: 5th June 2019
Time: All day
Venue: Various
Information about the event: World Environment Day is held on Wednesday June 5th 2019, and is on June 5th every year. It isn’t a public holiday, it is an environmental awareness day, run by the United Nations. It is sometimes also unofficially called Eco Day or Environment Day. The aim of the Day is to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues. Wold Environment Day (WED) was established in 1972 but first held in 1974, which shows that concern about the environment goes back several decades at least. 143 countries take part in World Environment Day, and the day focuses on environmental concerns ranging from pollution to global warming and sustainable food production to protection of wildlife.

Website: https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/world-environment-day-2019/