Bendigo Sustainability Group (BSG) committee has been developing this Strategy to provide direction to the activities of the group over 4 years.

BSG is now working on the action list in line with the one planet principles referenced in the strategy, in order to form a full strategic plan for the next 4 years.

To begin with the BSG committee has  selected three key areas of interest in line with the principles. Including our commitment to our current renewables projects  under the Zero Carbon Energy principle, these following three principles will be priority in our actions for the period of the plan.

1.  Local and sustainable food

Promoting sustainable humane farming and healthy diets in local, seasonal organic food and vegetable protein

2. Travel and transport

Reducing the need to travel, and encouraging walking, cycling and low carbon transport

3.  Sustainable water

Using water efficiently, protecting local water sources and reducing flooding and drought

BSG will not be turning down any opportunity to work on other areas but has agreed to proactively pursue the above. We are conscious of our resources and so realise we need to focus on specific areas to ensure we don’t overstretch.

We are now developing our action list in line with our selection We will do this by creating action groups for each of the three principles. This will include representatives from the BSG committee along with normal members and representatives from the community.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining one of our action groups and think you can  help out.

Regards,

Trevor Smith

President