Community Action for Sustainability

Sustainability Drinks Mount Gambier

We are very pleased to announce Sustainability Drinks Mount Gambier October speakers

Bob Dalgarno, Retired Geologist and

Rob Palamountain, Natural Resources Management Officer

Thursday October 16th 2014

6-8pm at Upstairs Function Room, South Aussie Hotel,Mt Gambier

Free Entry. All Welcome.


 "The last 800 000 years in the Limestone Coast" -  Learn about the fluctuations of sea level, extinction of megafauna, volcanoes, temperature changes, lake levels and desertification, etc.

Bob Dalgarno is a retired geologist living in Mount Gambier. He finished his career with the Victorian Geological Survey after more than 10 years as Director. Prior to this Bob had retrained with the Petroleum Centre (Adel Uni) to update skills following a career largely in the minerals industry. This saw him working on the feasibility stages of Olympic Dam and several years on worldwide exploration for sedimentary uranium with the French Atomic Energy Agency. His early work was regional mapping in the Adelaide Geosyncline and Gawler Ranges with the South Australian Geological Survey in the 1960’s.

 "Using Technology To Significantly Improve Water Use Efficiencies In Irrigation"       

Rob Palamountain is a Natural Resources Management Officer based at the Natural Resources South East office in Mount Gambier; currently managing the Water Extension project. Growing up on a farm outside of Kalangadoo, and subsequently completing an Honours Geology degree at The University of Adelaide, Rob has developed a strong understanding of the unique nature and value of our regional underground water resource.

Over the past several years, Rob has been responsible for managing a range of programs designed to provide regional groundwater users (particularly irrigators) with the skills to make their water allocations go further. Highlighting the availability of the wide range of objective, technology-driven soil moisture monitoring tools, which have allowed irrigators to significantly improve their water use efficiencies, is one element of Rob’s work.

Make sure you are there to join in the fun.

An open invitation is extended to all who are “passionate about sustainability” to come and mingle with like minded people and listen to a speaker share their sustainability story.

Scheduled from 6pm-9pm, most of the evening is networking. There is a short presentation from our main speaker at 7pm with guest speakers following.

When you register to attend, please share with your social networks and encourage other interested friends and colleagues to register and join us for a great evening.  Our volunteers can have professional name tags ready for collection at the door. For courtesy, please contact us if you register and then cannot attend.

No need to print tickets, simply register for free online 24 hours prior to the event to get your own personalised Sustainability Drinks name tag. Late arrivals can also register at the door.

Fenner Conference 2013 Population, Resources & Climate Change - Implications for Australia's near future

SE Community Health Fitness Classes


South East Regional Community Health Service


Are you lacking motivation in the cold dark mornings?

Do you need access to affordable exercise?

Do you want to kick start a healthier, more enjoyable life?

Then this program is for you!

Join South East Regional Community Health Service at the Mt Gambier Cycling Club Rooms at Vansittart Park, every Tuesday and Thursday morning for fun and fitness. 

Where:        Mt Gambier Cycling Club Hall, Vansittart Park

Time:         7.30 am and 9.30am  -10.15

The Tai Chi or Chi Ball from 10.30am - 11.15

When:             Tuesday and Thursday mornings school terms

Cost:           A casual rate of $5 per session or $8 for two classes on one day or $10 for three classes on one day.

 For Further information and bookings contact: Jodie Glynn

Health Promotion Team on 08 8724 5222.



2014 Environmental week at the Mount Gambier Public Library

June 21st to June 29th Mount Gambier hosts this popular event

More details to follow.

biodiversity talks

recycling events

wind farm tour

inventions in renewable energy expo

Divestment - banks and superannuation forum.

 New campaign aims to slash fuel and power bills

DO SOMETHING! and CHOICE challenge Aussies to cut energy usage by 10% Australian households could save over $2billion a year* simply by reducing their fuel and energy usage by 10%. That’s the finding of a new campaign that aims to help consumers combat rising energy prices. Advocacy group Do Something! and consumer watchdog CHOICE today launch The 10% Challenge to show people the no cost and low cost ways to reduce their fuel and energy use by 10%. Register at

Sustainable Communities SA invites you to become a member.

Are you looking at reducing your ecological footprint and finding out ways to do this? Would you like to do this, while talking with a group of friends or neighbours?  Would you like to know more about how to do this? 

Contact Beth Mylius on


Share the Drive New Website

Driving to Adelaide, looking for company why not share the drive and car pool to Adelaide, See this new website especially for South East

Share the Drive offers young adults an opportunity to share their journey with others travelling between the South East of South Australia and Adelaide, along both inland and coastal routes.

Make some new friends, share the cost of travel, reduce your carbon emissions, and score some great discounts, simply by registering and sharing the drive.