Links

Here’s some links to some organisations and projects that you may find interesting:

Blogs

  • Abdallah House – blog of member Richard Telford about his sustianable house in Seymour.
  • Greenhaven Goodlife – blog from member Linda Kennedy about food growing and making your own.
  • Down to Earth – a blog by Rhonda Hetzal, author of ‘Down to Earth: a guide for simple living’

Food

See our Food Available Locally page for more.

  • Local Harvest – Food relocalisation and the promotion of alternatives for food production.
  • The Locavore Edition – A Victorian Guide — Reconnecting producers and consumers
  • Sustainable Table – Empowering people to use their shopping dollar to vote for a food system
  • Shop Ethical – Ethical consumer guide
  • Preserving Australia – info and forums for home preservers.
  • The SAGE Project – a community driven initiative that is being developed as an education and demonstration site for sustainable agricultural and horticultural practices.
  • Victorian Farmers Markets – the associations website with upcoming markets throughout Victoria
  • Food Fossickers – Promoting food around the Heathcote and Bendigo areas

Local

Forum

Groups

  • The Victoria Naturally Alliance – made up of nine environment groups led by the Victorian National Parks Association, has been formed to work collectively to promote understanding both of the problem and of the solutions to the crisis including advocacy of governments.
  • Environment Victoria – one of Australia’s leading environment groups working to safeguard our environment and the future.
  • GV Community Energy group – a not for profit social enterprise assisting households, businesses and community organisations to reduce their carbon footprint through the introduction of renewable and/or low emission energy technologies.
  • Australian Conservation Foundation – helping to influence and create sustainable solutions to Australia’s environmental challenges.
  • Victorian Environmental Assessment Council – VEAC provides independent and strategic advice relating to the protection and sustainable management of Victoria’s environment and natural resources.
  • Victorian National Parks Association – the VNPA is the leading voice for nature conservation in Victoria, and meets regularly with heads of government agencies and State Government ministers.
  • Sustainable Homes and Communities Program – a behaviour change program which offers a range of practical information and ways to reduce energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, waste production, as well as improving biodiversity, uptake of sustainbale food options, and increasing sustainable transport use in homes and the broader community.

Energy

  • Living Smart – provides participants with the practical knowledge and skills to take action in their own homes and around the community in a multi-week course.
  • yes2renewables.org – a renewable energy campaign by Friends of the Earth in Melbourne.

Other

  • Permaculture Principles – explore the ethics and design principles behind the diversity and creativity of permaculture.
  • Transition Network – who’s role it is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.

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