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The Goulburn Group: putting ideas into action for a sustainable future

The Goulburn Group (TGG) is a not for profit community group committed to sustainable economic, social and environmental development in the Goulburn Region.

TGG is a think tank and action group, with a research-based approach to its activities. If you would like to know  more about the group, go to the ‘About TGG’ page or click on this link.

TGG’s action agenda is project- and partnership-oriented to achieve real results. To find out more about our projects, go to the ‘Projects’ page in our site or click on this link.

Take a tour around our site and contact us if you are interested in playing a part. We welcome new members who share our values and objectives, and would like to contribute to our work.

Learn about Goulburn by clicking on this link.

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News: Blue Star Sustainability Awards

The Goulburn Group (TGG) was represented at the NSW Blue Star Sustainability Awards on 6-7 November 2015, at Gloucester in the Upper Hunter valley.

TGG was listed as a state finalist in the ‘Going Green Education Award’ showcasing the annual Goulburn Connects Sustainability Festival project as a model for other communities to take up. The festival started in 2013 to initiate opportunities for learning about, sharing and actioning changes in our lifestyles around environmental, economic and social sustainability.

From business breakfasts with prominent speakers, forums around climate and society, film launches, farming events,  food and gardening shows and a womens event, the festival has evolved into what is this year 14th November, is a Business EXPO/ family fun day that will cater for all ages and stages.

TGG is an action group, and as such have followed through festival events to bring lasting and concrete projects to Goulburn that have and will benefit all the community. The Tesla Charging stations at the Visitor Information Centre came from 2014 Electric Vehicle, Tesla launch (an event of Goulburn Connects 2014)

TGG were able to source and win funding for a Feasibility Study into the current Community Energy for Goulburn (CE4G) Project, which came out of 2014 Goulburn Connects Energy Forum.

Speakers and presenters have come to present that are leaders in their field, attracting visitors and promoting this region.

From the event, The Goulburn Group (TGG) Secretary, Catherine Falk, said ‘the enthusiasm from grass roots organisations and individuals for action around sustainability made the weekend of activities and awards so inspiring, it was great to be able to talk to people and organisations that were initiating and actioning change around sustainability in their communities.’

Winning the award was a deserving project run at Mt Austin High School in Wagga. ‘Grow and Give’ is about promoting community involvement and healthy living by growing and marketing their produce to the region and incorporating partnerships with community organisations in the town.

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(Above) TGG Secretary, Catherine Falk

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Goulburn Connects 2015

Goulburn Connects 2015 took place on 15 November. For more information about the event, including photographs, click here.

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Community Energy for Goulburn

Community Energy for Goulburn