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The Bendigo Sustainability Group is made up of local people and businesses interested in all aspects of sustainability.

We’re making a difference!

Since we began in 2007 we’ve built a reputation as a leader in ground-up change making, and whilst we’re firmly apolitical, politicians from all parties seek us out for input on future strategies. We’re independent and community focused, and our goal is to create a supportive culture for understanding, inspiration, action and hope from which the wider Bendigo community can grow a sustainable future together.

And through our action groups and projects and we have made significant contributions to the future sustainability of our region.

We’re here for the long haul

Creating a vibrant and sustainable Bendigo won’t happen overnight!

Our dedicated Committee of Management oversees all BSG projects and activities, making sure we stay viable as a not for profit organisation and that members and the general community benefit what we do.

They’re a great bunch of people and happy to hear any ideas you may have.

Our Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Bendigo Sustainability Group Inc. is to:

  1. Undertake actions which sustain the natural environment. ‘Sustaining’ is understood to mean protection and enhancement of natural environmental components or ecosystems including air, water, biodiversity and energy in a way that ensures ongoing viability of natural systems in a balanced relationship with human life.
  2. Create a supportive platform of understanding, inspiration, action and hope from which the wider Bendigo Community can grow a sustainable future together.
  3. Be a catalyst for sustainability action by bringing together the community and linking with and building on efforts of existing environmental groups.
  4. Assist community members in undertaking bold new sustainability initiatives.
  5. Be a conduit for linking and networking through information exchange (e.g. newsletter, web) and gatherings (e.g. forums, workshops, celebrations).
  6. Provide inspiration and information on sustainability in the general community and to our leaders through raising awareness about both the impacts on our environment and opportunities in resolving these.
  7. Assist individuals to connect with their environment and to know that they can make a difference.
  8. Secure funding and human resources to assist in undertaking the organisation’s activities.
  9. Establish and maintain a public fund called the ‘Sustain Bendigo Fund’ for the specific purpose of supporting the environmental objects/purposes of the Bendigo Sustainability Group.