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Victoria’s Single Use Plastic ban

From 1 February 2023, problematic single-use plastics will be banned from sale or supply inVictoria.The ban applies to single-use plastic drinking straws, cutlery, plates, drink stirrers and cottonbud sticks made from conventional, degradable, and compostable plastics. The ban also appliesto food service items and drink containers made from expanded polystyrene.Single-use plastics make up a third of the litter in our …

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President’s Report – AGM

President’s report: (2nd November 2022) Another big year for the SCEG committee: Community Climate Forum: Apart from SCEG’s core work, we’ve also linked up twice with Surfers for Climate & SCS at their Community Climate Forum. This was an opportunity for people to find out what other groups are doing and to tap in to areas of interest. SCEG strategy …

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Spring Creek Field Day

A day of celebration, conservation and ambition. Public figures, politicians, activists, nature lovers, artists and other passionate supporters of the Spring Creek Valley gathered at Ashmore Arts on Saturday 28th May in collective celebration of the DAL decision to reject residential development west of Duffields Road. The event was organised by the Surf Coast Energy Group and funded by Foundation …

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HELP NEEDED! LAST CHANCE TO ENSURE PROTECTION FOR SPRING CREEK

Dear Protect Spring Creek Supporter, As you may be aware, a decision on the Distinctive Areas and Landscape (DAL) designation for the Surf Coast Shire by Victoria’s Minister for Planning, The Hon. Richard Wynne is imminent.   Our ‘Protect Spring Creek’ campaign in the summer of 2020/21 was incredibly successful; in all, more than 6,000 residents responded to the government’s engagement process.  Our …

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Corangamite Climate Response Candidates’ Forum

On Thursday 24 March at 6.30 – 8.00pm the Corangamite Climate Alliance will be hosting a Corangamite Candidates’ Forum focused on climate change response. The community is encouraged to come along, to get informed and be inspired about the future we can create with strong federal leadership. We will hear from ALP’s Libby Coker MP, Liberal candidate Stephanie Asher and …

Film Night – 17th March

Damon Gameau’s new short film Regenerating Australia will be shown next Thursday 17th 17 March, 6:30pm in Geelong at the Village Cinema. Please buy tickets at SCEG would like to endorse this event and hope that you can go and support this important work. It’s the 17 mins of a vision of hope we all need to keep fighting for a safe climate future. …

A new consultation in now live on Engage Victoria

Dear SCEG members Beach Enterprise Project – Pipeline Licence Application is now live on Engage Victoria. This consultation relates to Environment and involves the gas pipeline around the Otways and Port Campbell  The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change is inviting written submissions on the Pipeline Licence Application. Get the word out!