Victoria heavily relies on fossil gas, which poses a significant threat to our climate goals, health and household budgets.
We must urgently phase it out.
What's wrong with "natural" gas?
Fossil gas is methane and is responsible for 17% of all emissions in Victoria.
Studies show that ~12% of asthma cases are caused by indoor pollution from gas appliances. The benzene levels emitted can be greater than those from secondhand smoke.
Gas is now expensive and Victoria is running out of it, all-electric solar homes can make substantial bill savings while preserving gas for industrial users who will need more time to transition.
Join us for an event focused on the gas transition.
This event is an opportunity to learn more about this transition so that you are well informed and ready to hold our politicians and gas companies to account.
You'll hear from experts, get resources to take home, and have a chance to ask questions and chat over afternoon tea while enjoying music from local musicians.
Gas companies are looking to delay our transition and keep trying to make the problem worse by importing gas and drilling in the 12 Apostles for gas. Viva and Vopak both want to build gas import terminals in Corio Bay and Port Phillip Bay to bring-in fracked gas from overseas. By advocating to get off fossil gas we can stop these projects in their tracks.
What can you do?
Get off gas in your own home. Start planning to replace your gas appliances; either when they break down, or when you can in the next few years. Because when your hotwater unit breaks down and you just want a shower, it's too easy to fall into the trap of buying another gas unit.
We love to meet new people and supporting you to figure out how you can best make a difference. Join our community of Geelong locals trying to do right by our community, environment and climate.