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Sat, 01 Nov 2014
Antarctic fisheries protection motion fails to pass

Environmental groups from all over the world are meeting in Hobart after China, R...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Antarctica safe from mining 'indefinitely', polar scientist says

A polar law symposium in Hobart hears the ban on mining in the Antarctic region i...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Lighthouse caretaker shows off enviable job to followers

A man who lives and works on Moreton Island shows his social media followers why ...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Community concern as ministers stumble during mine announcement

An East Gippsland Victoria community is questioning State Government probity of a...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Greens support Joyce's push to clamp down on supermarkets

The Greens have thrown their support behind the Federal Agriculture Minister's pu...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Retrofitted VW Beetle leads the charge for electric cars

A 1960s Volkswagen Beetle retrofitted with an electric motor and requiring no pet...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Carbon Farming bill set to pass the Senate
Lucy Barbour reports that the Coalition's Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) Amendment ...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Four ETS reports and counting

The proposed new inquiry into an Emissions Trading Scheme follows four other repo...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Finally, carbon farming bill set to pass

After months of uncertainty, the Federal Government's Carbon Farming Initiative (...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Hunt, Palmer resist criticism of Direct Action deal

Environment Minister Greg Hunt is defending his deal with Clive Palmer for an inv...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Sydney's drinking water 'at risk' from mine expansion

Greater Sydney's drinking water could be at risk, if a proposal to expand coal mi...
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Welcome to the Portland Sustainability Group website

The Portland Sustainability Group is a not for profit group of volunteers who are committed to helping people and our community become more sustainable.

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Next events

Portland foreshore - Sunday, 17th November. 12 noon till 2pm!



LED Lightbulb bulk purchase.

We've now got some LED Bulbs! Call Peter on 0408 307730.

They're $15 each and are halogen downlight replacements, and in most cases will save about $30 per year each - that's right a 6-month payback!

So if you change 10 over you can save $300 per year, from a $150 outlay.

We only have 60 left so be quick!




Previous events

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15/11/2013
National dayof Climate Action!
Sometimes it's good to hear things from a different perspective, and absorb some new ideas. This Sunday you can!
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Getup Website



12/09/2013
VicWind information night in Portland on Tuesday 17th Sept
VicWind members and supporters will be gathering this Tuesday night to hear two guest speakers and discuss building local support for wind energy. It would be lovely if you were able to join us. This will also be a good chance to meet and talk with o
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VicWind Website



14/06/2013
Occupy Love - Film screening.
Occupy Love - Film screening.
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28/04/2013
Raw Food Workshop
Join Mandy Beattie for a relaxing interactive "Raw Food Workshop". Mandy shares some of her favourite recipes she learnt on her journey to provide her family with a healthy diet. Up to five delicious recipes to make, taste, and share.
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24/02/2013
Portland's Summer Solar BBQ a great success!
The Portland Sustainability Group was proud to take part in the national
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Solar Citizens Campaign



21/02/2013
Portland South Primary School - Kitchen Garden needs rescuing!
A working bee to have a big clean-up in the Portland South Primary School vegie patch is set for Saturday 2nd March from 9am. The school is a great supporter of the PSG and would be very grateful of any help from the PSG members or greater comm
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19/02/2013
Summer Solar BBQ!
Join with members of your local community and the local solar industry to celebrate the success of solar in Portland!
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National Campaign Info



13/02/2013
Wind Farm Walking Tours
In support of the Victorian Sustainable Living Festival, Pacific Hydro is offering free guided tours of its Cape Bridgewater wind farm. This is a rare opportunity to view a working wind turbine up close and meet our site staff.
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06/02/2013
Portland Community Garden Gathering - Supported by the Portland Sustainability Group.
Here’s a super-quick promo and reminder of Wayne Barrett’s public gathering on the corner of Fitzgerald and Otway Streets Portland, to support his efforts to have this land turned into a community garden.
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