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Mon, 30 Mar 2015
RET deadlock causing 'detrimental impact' to clean energy industries: peak bodies

Several peak groups including the Business Council of Australia and the Clean Ene...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015
Working elephants to be removed from Delhi's streets

The Indian government is no longer issuing new licenses to elephant keepers who a...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015
Project tackles sharp decline in freshwater turtle population

A keen environment group and university researchers team up to try to stem a shar...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015
Bid to return oysters and mussels to Port Phillip Bay

In the first attempt to restore natural shellfish habitats in Australian waters, ...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015
Landmarks around the world go dark for Earth Hour

Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower switches off its lights as landmarks around the world...
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015
David Robertson explains symbolism behind Earth Hour concert
Sydney Symphony Orchestra artistic director, David Robertson, explains the symbolism...
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015
Hunter households encouraged to clean out unwanted chemicals

Newcastle and Hunter residents are being encouraged to clean out unwanted chemica...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015
Top polluters to set own limits virtually penalty free, according to policy paper

Australia's 140 top polluters will set their own limits for future pollution virt...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015
Antarctic ice shelves thinning more rapidly than scientists thought, research says

New research shows Antarctic ice shelves thinned rapidly in the last decade and m...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015
Australia's most polluting power stations pose risks to economy, environment

New research names Australia's most polluting coal-fired power stations and warns...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015
We need a new political ethos that values science

Too often governments sideline science and allow vested interests to distort the ...
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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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