The BSG is home to number of action groups who work on specific sustainability issues. Action groups are volunteer lead and hold their own regular meetings and events. Contact group coordinators to find out how you can get involved. Alternately, if you have an idea for an action group that you don’t see here, why not start your own? Contact hello@bsg.org.au, to find out about starting an action group.

The Ironbark Gully Friends

This project aims to construct a shared path along the full length of the Ironbark Gully and to convert some 16ha of disused land alongside the gully into wildlife habitat. Community gardens will also be established.

Contact: Jacky Vincent
Phone: 04 13 431 291
Email: ironbarkgully3550@gmail.com

Bendigo Family Nature Club

Provides fun in the bush for kids and families, with guided adventures and exploration of local flora and fauna.

Contact: Brenton Rittberger
Phone: 0427637709
Email: bendigonatureclub@gmail.com

Residential and Commercial Solar & Battery Storage

Information concerning solar & battery storage for households & businesses

Contact: Colin Lambie
Phone: 0417561903
Email: colinl@bsg.org.au

Community Scale Solar – Community Power Hub

Works on implementing larger scale, community owned solar projects.

Contact: Chris Corr
Phone: 0427 148 270
Email: cphbendigo@bsg.org.au

Docos for Difference

Meet in The Old Church on the Hill where you can chill out on a Sofa, partake in nibbles and watch a movie followed by a short discussion

Contact: Michelle Pollard
Phone: (03) 5443 5244 mob. 0408584959
Email: michelle.pollard85@gmail.com

Sustainability at the Pub

Talk about sustainability and connect with like-minded people, share ideas and change the world over a beer!

Contact: Michelle Pollard
Phone: (03) 5443 5244 mob. 0408584959
Email: michelle.pollard85@gmail.com

Bendigo Repair Cafe

Take along items you feel might be repairable or go along with your tools to help – more details coming

Contact: Elsie L’Hullier
Phone: 54435244
Email: hello@bsg.org.au

Waste Education and Communication

The aim is to spread broad and targeted messages to businesses and their clients (the general public) regarding waste minimisation, reuse and recycling and general sustainability across our built environment.

Contact: Maddy Landsberg
Phone:
Email: madeline.landsberg@outlook.com

Wolstencroft Area Action Group

Help preserve this area. At present looking for someone to “take control”.

Contact: Adrian Martins
Phone: 54435244 and leave a message
Email: hello@bsg.org.au

Boomerang Bags Bendigo

Let’s make Bendigo a plastic bag free city and introduce Boomerang Bags (Now a World-Wide Movement). Produce reusable bags from unused  or recycled fabric that can be borrowed and brought back.

Contact: Loretta Kingston Brown or Leanne James
Phone:
Email: loretta@ecaswitchboards.com.au or lgcjames@gmail.com

Re-useable Containers

The aim is to encourage re-usable cups/plates/bowls throughout Bendigo eateries, cafes and coffee shops. Where this is not possible encourage the use of materials which can biodegrade – not plastics.

Contact
Phone:
Email

Electric Vehicles & Charging Infrastructure

The aim is to promote the uptake of electric and plug in electric hybrid vehicles and charging infrastructure.

Contact: Chris Corr
Phone: 0427 148 270
Email: chrisc@bsg.org.au

Pumped Hydro Energy Storage

Provide information to the general public concerning possibilities for energy storage.

Contact: Ken Mann
Phone: 0400 829 066
Email: kenmann176@gmail.com

Past Action Groups

These action groups are no longer active, however if you are really passionate about any of these topics, contact us to find out how you can get involved in reinvigorating any of our past action groups.

Policy Group

Engages and educates on sustainability related policies that are relevant to Bendigo, and to advocate for change.

Contact: TBC
Phone: 5443 5244
Email: hello@bsg.org.au

Community Food Network

Provides for community gardens and those involved in local food projects to connect, share experiences, ideas & resources.

Contact: Rose Vincent
Phone: 0458 290 402
Email: rose.vincent@cornerstone.edu.au

Energy Efficiency Group

Promotes energy efficiency and reduces energy use by running free information sessions, expos and Sustainable House Day

Contact: TBC
Phone: 5443 5244
Email: hello@bsg.org.au

Goldfields Solar (Household scale)

Promotes installation of solar panels on local households

Contact: TBC
Phone: 5443 5244
Email: hello@bsg.org.au

Bendigo Community Farmers’ Market

Promotes formation of a Farmers market

Contact: TBC
Phone: 5443 5244
Email: hello@bsg.org.au

Bendigo Active Travel Action Group

Promotes cycling to work and use of more sustainable vehicles for travel.

Contact: TBC
Phone: 5443 5244
Email: hello@bsg.org.au

Some of these Action Groups have stopped due to limited interest and others have become institutions in their own right.