Local Upcoming Events
LVSG monthly meeting

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

LVSG monthly meeting

Date: Tuesday 11th April 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 Waste to Energy Forum 2017
Date: Wednesday 22nd – Thursday 23rd February, 2017
Time: see website for details
Venue: Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
Information about the event: The second Australian Waste to Energy Forum is a two-day event with a theme of ‘Waste to Energy — What it means in the Australian context’. It will bring industry and government professionals together to explore potential opportunities for the industry in Australia and what it might look like in the future.

Changes in government policy in recent years have created a renewed interest in waste to energy opportunities, with Australia now considered internationally to be a potential growth market. Due to Australia’s unique conditions it is widely accepted that the waste to energy market will be different here than in other countries. The forum will consider what has worked around the world and what we can learn from those experiences. What are the barriers and how can they be overcome? Who are the stakeholders, what are their roles and how will they influence the industry? How does the plan for future energy requirements influence the development of a waste to energy industry in Australia? 

For more information: http://aien.com.au/wteforum/
2017 Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festival
Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 2.00pm
Venue: Garden Street, Wonthaggi
Information about the event: The Festival aims to showcase a range of exhibitors and eco friendly products, provide practical information, down-to-earth demonstrations and speakers. These provide practical skills for residents and visitors to use daily at home, work and in their community. Local entertainment and children’s activities mean that the day is not just about learning, but is also about having fun. Sponsors and Exhibitors - A stall at the Festival can be a valuable way for businesses and community organisations to interact with the public. If you are interested in being a sponsor or an exhibitor at the 2017 Festival please contact Roslyn Jenzen, 5951 3317 or r.jenzen@basscoast.vic.gov.au.
Recycled Art Exhibition - As well as a great range of exhibits, the Festival also hosts a Recycled Art Exhibition. The theme for 2017 is 'Love Food Hate Waste'.

More information: http://www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/Visiting/Event_Calendar/Events/2017_Southern_Gippsland_Sustainability_Festival
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