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Goulburn Connects 2013: ‘Sustainability is everyone’s business’


The aim of the festival was to engage business, community and government on climate change and sustainability. A highlight was the business breakfast with Dr John Hewson who spoked to a packed crowd of over 100 business people.

Other significant outcomes of this festival were the installation of solar powered free wifi at the Wetlands,  the taking up of the Sustainability Advantage by the Goulburn Mulwaree Council and the establishment of the Kentgrove Climate Change Garden. The Festival was so popular that Council agreed to a small grant to support subsequent events.

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Goulburn connects 2014: ‘There is No Planet B’

Significant outcomes and highlights of this festival were the forging of a vision for the Goulburn Community Solar Farm Project culminating in the feasibility study and establishment of CE4G,  the vision for the electric highway culminating in Goulburn winning the first Tesla Charging Station in Australia. and school engagement with the Climate Council.

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Below:Amanda Mackenzie, the CEO of the Climate Council, addressing students at Trinity College in Goulburn.

Amanda McKenzie - Climate Council

Goulburn Connects 2015: ‘Be Inspired to make a Switch’

The festival took place on 15 November 2015. This year was an expo and TGG’s third festival of sustainability. The aim was to shine a light on ideas and actions for a more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable region.


The program included over sixty stalls, displays, exhibitors, workshops and demonstrations, ensuring there was something for everyone. There were exhibits of the latest energy saving and efficiency technologies, as well as related programs and products.