History

Sustainability Awards Guest Speaker Josh Byrne environmental scientist, author, research academic ABC TVs Gardening Australia presenter Overall Winner Eaglehawk Recycle Shop Category Winners Business more than 10 full time employees Eaglehawk Recycle Shop Small Business less than 10 full time employees The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery Cafe Community Ironbark Gully Friends Home Garden Rebecca Dannals Early/Primary Education Eppalock Primary School Secondary/Tertiary Education Victory Christian College October 2016 Sustainable House Days March 2015 Sustainability Awards Guest Speaker Phillip Johnson Landscape Designer, designer of 2013 Chelsea Garden Best in Show Overall Winner Category Winners Business more than 10 full time employees Hazeldene Chicken Farm Small Business less than 10 full time employees Stay Social Community Home Garden Paul Clare Kirkpatrick Early/Primary Education Axedale Primary School Secondary/Tertiary Education Bendigo Senior Secondary College November 2013 Sustainability Awards August 2012 Megawatt Energy Fair, Big Hill 2011 Annual Sustainable House Tour November 2011 Bendigo Celebrates Sustainable Living A day of food, gardening and music! A day community celebration which included live entertainment, gardening workshops, and cooking demonstrations. Highlights were special guest Costa from SBSs Costas Garden Odyssey, local band The McAlpine Fusiliers, the pedal powered juice makers, juggling workshops, Sustainable Fashion on the Fields, and free bike servicing. 20102011 Goldfields SolarHub Project The Goldfields SolarHub project assisted 648 households and businesses to install solar PV, resulting in a total installed capacity of 1.9MW. 20102012. Funding from Sustainability Victoria. 20102011 Refit n Save Refit n Save partnered five community sustainability groups to build a network of reliable, local suppliers, making energy smart and cost effective choices easier for 800 households. 20102011. Funding from Sustainability Victoria. 20102011 Bendigo Business Sustainability Program The Bendigo Business Sustainability Program worked local businesses through the web based tool Grow Me The Money to reduce their environmental impact and business costs. We helped businesses set up green teams, develop and implement action plans, communicate with staff, and understand their energy bills and energy use. 20102012. Funding from VECCI Grow Me The Money March 2010 Peppergreen Farm Community Festival 2010 Bendigo Community Farmers Market Established The Bendigo Community Farmers Market was initially an action group, but now, through our support, it has become a successful entity in its own right. Congratulations to all those whove made it such a huge success! The BCFM is a monthly VFMA accredited Farmers Market held on the 2nd Saturday of the month in Sidney Myer Place. We have averaged 45 sellers plus a community barbeque, community stall, CFA, information and demonstration tents 2008 Incorporation May 26 2007 Bendigo Sustainability Group Established

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Founding Year:

2007

Ended:

Still active

Type of Group:

Group

Primary Focus:

Sustainability

Geographic Sphere:

Local

Primary Location:

Australia

Bendigo