Local Upcoming Events
LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 12th Feb 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Gippsland Multi-Cultural Centre, 100 Buckley St Morwell

LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 12th Mar 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




Congratulations LVSG Winner of Environment Victoria 2016 Community Environment Recognition Award

L to R: Dan, Lorraine & Nicholas Aberle

Major Upcoming Events
Reducing carbon emissions through thermodynamics

Date: 4th Feb 2019
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Fritz Loewe Theatre: McCoy Building (corner of Swanston and Elgin Streets) University of Melbourne
Information about the event:Welcome back to another year of the BZE & University of Melbourne: Australian-German Climate and Energy College discussion group series! Join us to see how a zero emissions Australia is achievable and affordable now!

Solar thermal air-conditioning. 

Electricity prices continue to rise. There are two potential options to counter this: renewable energies or reducing demand.
This seminar will discuss the options for reducing energy consumption, with a focus on SolXEnergy, a company that has patented technology that can reduce energy consumption by up to 60 per cent on most types of commercial refrigeration and HVAC.

Adam Turner from SolXEnergy will present thermodynamics theory, variable flow compressor system and how solar thermal systems work in commercial heating and cooling applications, including refrigeration, and how these make a difference in the shift to zero-carbon emissions.

Adam Turner is Corporate Development Specialist at SolX Energy Australia and New Zealand. He previously worked at Citisolar.

Website: http://www.bze.org.au/event/event-discussion-group-february-2019/

Smart Energy Conference 2019

Date: 2nd to 3rd April 2019
Time: Variable
Venue: International Convention Centre Sydney
Information about the event: Smart Energy 2019 is Australia’s biggest solar, storage and smart energy conference and exhibition. The event is expected to attract over 6000 delegates and 120 exhibitors and partners. It will have three conference streams over the two days: Applied Energy Storage, Smart Energy Solutions and Installer Professional Development. Attendees will be able to see the latest technologies and hear from leading market experts and global leading brands who will showcase the latest innovations in solar, storage and batteries, energy efficiency, energy management, hydro, hydrogen, wind energy and more.

More information here: https://www.sustainabilitymatters.net.au/events/smart-energy-conference-exhibition-2-19--3477

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/