Available Anytime - SUSTAINABILITY RESOURCES
A range of recorded webinars, fact sheets, websites, videos and other online resources which are available to you, anytime.
Recording of the 2021 Sustainability Festival Launch, hosted by Costa Georgiadis, with presentations from Dr Susie Burke on mental health during a changing climate, Jasmin Rooks representing the youth of the Bass Coast, Zoe Geyer from Totally Renewable Phillip Island, Benita Russell from Bass Coast Shire Council and Paul Haar from CERES Fair Wood
Sustainable Living Household Kit
Download this free kit, designed to empower people to identify and help reduce energy, water use and waste production at home.
Produced by Phillip Island Landcare Group with funding from the Victorian Government Sustainability Fund.
Planet Ark Environmental Foundation is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that helps individuals, communities, governments and businesses reduce their impact on the environment. They are one of Australia’s leading environmental behaviour change organisations, with a focus on working collaboratively and positively.
TRPI - What is Carbon and Why Don't we Like it? A 101 Guide to Carbon Neutral.
What's all the fuss about carbon? A plain talk introduction to what carbon is, and why we don't like it (or do we?). Local Year 10 teacher Tim Sturges gives us an overview of what carbon actually is (did you know carbon in the air is bad, carbon in the ground is good?) and why we need to work together to be carbon neutral by 2030.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2022 Report
This report assesses the impacts of climate change, looking at ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities at global and regional levels. It also reviews vulnerabilities and the capacities and limits of the natural world and human societies to adapt to climate change.
The New Joneses Road Trip 2021
Nat's What I Reckon and Yael Stone hit up Slatts Everyday to go on a road trip and find ways to live a more sustainable life. This 10-part series covers everything from reducing waste to planting trees, delivered in an engaging and entertaining style.
Accelerating Victoria's Transition to a Circular, Climate-Resilient Clean Economy - Sustainability Victoria
If you want to start living a more sustainable life, this is a great video which covers multiple topics of sustainability, from preventing unnecessary food waste to upgrading your home to be more energy efficient.
TRPI - Leongatha to the Prom: an Adventure by E-motorbike
Steve Fuery takes us on an adventure tour via e-motorbike. Watch this online session for the good, the bad and the ugly of touring by EV - and check out some stunning backdrops.
Electric Vehicle Bulk Buy with the Good Car Co
A information session hosted by TRPI to inform those who responded to a recent EV survey about an opportunity take advantage of a local bulk buy of second hand electric vehicles through the Good Car Co.
Regenerative Agriculture Videos
Hosted by soil scientist Declan McDonald, the videos explain what regenerative agriculture is and how the principles can be applied on all farm types and landscapes within the Western Port Catchment, including beef, dairy, sheep, chickens, horticulture and vineyards.
National Landcare Conference Educational Resources
If you missed the recent 2021 National Landcare Conference, you can watch all the speaker videos and access their presentations online, including the 2021 National Landcare Awards. More than 60 speakers presented insightful and informative content.
Farmers for Climate Action
Farmers for Climate Action is a movement of farmers, agricultural leaders and rural Australians working to ensure farmers are a key part of the solution to climate change.
Gippsland Agroforestry Network
Under the auspices of the Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network, Gippsland Agroforestry Network is a Special Interest sub-group of people interested in producing, converting and marketing farm-grown timber.
Zero Emissions Farming – Towards 2050 Conference
This conference explored the benefits of zero-emission farming, showcasing the latest research and technology information, and industry progress towards CN2050.
TRPI - Regenerative Carbon Farming 101
Bhavani Rooks presents an overview of regenerative farming and carbon farming for inspiration on how to rehabilitate our environment. See how the WAY we farm can make a huge difference - and how carbon can be drawn down from the air, into the soil - and how plants, fungi, and soil health can play a big part in rehabilitating our environment.
Growing Southern Gippsland
Growing Southern Gippsland is a web portal bringing together South Gippsland specific climate change information and best practice that can be used by the agricultural sector to help with climate change planning and adaptation.
Farming Secrets (Soil Learning Centre)
Farming secrets ‘Soil Learning Centre’ offers regenerative and sustainable living education courses in a relaxed environment. Courses are offered that are relevant to all aspects of regenerative sustainable living including soil health, farming techniques, food growing, and much more!
Click here to view the recording of the 2021 Sustainability Festival webinar 'The Power of Soil and How it Will Save Us'
CERES Fair Wood
Fair Wood supports farm foresters and other well managed timber sources by connecting timber and firewood buyers to small scale growers and millers.
We are a social enterprise and our profits go towards sustaining CERES Brunswick.
Local Enterprise with Trees and Timbers - Video
If you’re thinking of integrating trees into your farming landscape, if you’d like to be part of a reinvigorated local sawmilling culture, or if you’re keen to build sustainably with local farm grown or salvaged wood, check out this video.
TRPI - New Farming Bimbadeen case study
Hear the inspiring story of Bimbadeen farm through it's history - from traditional farming to carbon farming and more. Join Anne and Bob Davie for stories of Bimbadeen through history and its pivotal role and influence in transitioning to carbon farming on Phillip Island and beyond.
Solar Victoria Rebates
Solar panel rebates are available of up to $1,400 plus the option of an interest-free loan.
Energy Innovation Co-Operative
Energy Innovation Co-operative Ltd (EICo-op) is a non-trading co-operative operating since 2009 with a mission of “working together towards a zero emissions community”. Most but not all its 300 + member/shareholders and activities centre on Bass Coast and South Gippsland Shires, although the Co-op and its Southern CORE Fund have no geographic limits in their rules.
TRPI - Future Thinking Workshop: How Will Your Neighbourhood Share Energy?
Let's talk about community energy sharing; Join in to hear from Heather Smith, an expert in this growing field.
TRPI - Clean Energy and Batteries: a Case Study of National Vietnam Veterans Museum
The way we do 'energy' is changing (for the better) - explore the National Vietnam Veterans Museum, a case study in clean energy.
Totally Renewable Phillip Island
Working towards a totally renewable and zero emissions community for Phillip Island by 2030.
Gippsland Community Power Hub
Gippsland Community Power Hub is a team of technical advisors, climate change groups, community facilitators and passionate Gippsland locals working together to share practical energy solutions with the Gippsland community.
Live at The Cape
Our vision is to create a benchmark for sustainable living in a location unlike any other. The Cape at Cape Paterson brings together the expertise of local builders and sustainability experts, to create a modern community that is one with the environment
Cohousing and Cluster Housing: Better Socially, Environmentally and Financially
An introduction and overview of cohousing and cluster housing, presented by Housing Matters Bass Coast, and Mitchell House Wonthaggi.
TRPI - Passive House 101
What is Passive House (or PassivHaus)? Insulated, efficient, comfortable, ventilated buildings. Passive House buildings allow for energy savings of up to 90 per cent compared with typical existing buildings and over 75 per cent compared with average new best-practice constructions.
Sustainable House Day
This was held on 17th of October via online sessions with experts and homeowners, with in depth information and insight into building and renovating sustainable homes. Explore participating homes, view tours and more. Organised by Renew, a national, not-for-profit organisation that inspires, enables and advocates for people to live sustainably in their homes and communities.
The Green Electricity Guide by Greenpeace
By switching to greener electricity providers, together we can force dirty coal and gas out of the grid and bring more renewable electricity in, sending a clear message to electricity companies that it’s time to get serious about tackling climate change.
Click the link to see how your current provider rates.
South Gippsland Beekeepers
Have you ever wanted to be a beekeeper, or just fascinated by bees and all the wonderful things they do? South Gippsland Beekeepers Inc, website includes information on Beginner Courses, resources, services, and membership.
Sustainable Gardening Australia
At Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) we are passionate about the natural environment and know that through gardening all of us can help achieve our mission of a healthy, biodiverse planet and vibrant, sustainable communities.
Biofilta is an Australian company that designs and produces urban food growing systems to unlock the food growing potential of our cities and communities. Biofilta has developed a range of water efficient, low tech, soil based urban farming systems that can be installed within hours and be producing food within days, and turn underutilized areas into productive urban farms at household and community scale.
Rabbit Proof your Home and Garden
Have you got rabbits on your property and wondering how to rabbit proof your home? The Surf Beach/ Sunderland Bay Coastcare group have created a rabbit proof your home community conversation online webinar which you can watch anytime
The Diggers Club
The Diggers Club has been helping home gardeners succeed for over 40 years, with the best range of heirloom seeds, plants, bulbs and trees available. Join the club to receive the seasonal Diggers Garden magazines, 20% discounts on all products, access to free horticultural advice, free seed offers and more!
TRPI - Island Bush Care: Local Tree Planting stories
How can we reduce our own impact and contribute to the revegetation of our local environment? Become an Island Bush Carer!
Bass Coast Shire Climate Action Plan 2020-30
Bass Coast Shire Council has declared a climate emergency and developed a Climate Change Action Plan 2020-30 recognising the role of both Council and the community in our collective response to reduce our emissions, build community resilience against the local impacts of climate change and ultimate reverse global warming.
Open Food Network Webinar Series: Like Peeling an Onion
An open invitation to all farmers, buying groups, food hubs and more to join our monthly webinar series.
Topics covered include: logistics, business development, marketing, customer retention and scaling up your enterprise.
The free webinars are not only for those using the Open Food Network platform but anyone running a food enterprise. So if you produce or sell food with community benefit – be that social, health or ecological benefits – then this webinar series is for you!
TRPI - Newhaven College and Sustainability
Take a virtual tour of Newhaven College and learn how the school is focusing on sustainability. Newhaven College seeks to equip students with future world skills and knowledge, and provides a living example of how to integrate sustainability in all aspects of practice: from food and waste, revegetation, nature-based science, to clean energy practices. Join this virtual tour to learn what's already in place, and what's planned for the future.
RetroSuburbia is part manual and part manifesto. The book shows how Australian suburbs can be transformed to become productive and resilient in an energy descent future. It focuses on what can be done by an individual at the household level (rather than community or government levels).
TRPI - Housing and Community of the Future
Have a look at an innovative approach to 'infill housing' on a suburban block in Wonthaggi that addresses smaller household needs, housing affordability, and shared gardens - a precedent to address new patterns of development as an alternative to ever-growing township footprints.
TRPI - Bass Coast Big Build & Social and Affordable Housing Strategy
The Bass Coast Shire has been developing a Social and Affordable Housing Strategy. Listen in for an introduction to Affordable Housing vs. housing affordability, the local context and housing crisis, plus plans and futures for social and affordable housing in the Bass Coast - including the Bass Coast Big Build min $25 million investment from Homes Victoria.
TRPI - Active Transport: Developing the Tracks & Trails Strategy
Applying 10 years of thinking, talking and planning - developing the Tracks & Trails Strategy for Phillip Island. Come and hear all about the benefits of Active Transport, the current limitations, and the future plans for safe cycling networks (and more!) on Phillip Island.
Zero Waste Victoria
Zero Waste Victoria’s mission is to empower Victorians to downsize their waste through everyday choices, while advocating for meaningful change. We shift mindsets, facilitate action and spotlight solutions to reduce waste. Our impact is to amplify the community voice and connect people, inspiring and enabling them to reach their zero waste goals.
TRPI - Westernport Water: Wastewater Treatment Plant Solar Array
Take a (virtual) tour of the newly constructed 99.8kW solar array at the Westernport Water Cowes Wastewater Treatment Plant, Phillip Island. Hear how and why this solar array was installed, and glimpse some exciting future plans for Westernport Water and sustainability.
Fixit Cafe Wonthaggi
Fixit Café Wonthaggi is a joint initiative by the Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre at Mitchell House and The Wonthaggi Men’s Shed. The Fixit Café is a free meeting place and it’s all about repairing things (together). At the Fixit Café, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need, and also expert volunteers with repair skills in all kinds of fields.
B Eco Family - Modern Cloth Nappies
Olga talks you through all things modern cloth nappies, including introduction to modern cloth nappies, types of nappies, wash routine, part-time and full time in cloth, how to get started, fitting tips and recommended accessories.