EmFSus.org.au - "Putting the EMPHASIS on Sustainability"


2013 -Year of the Emerald Star Bush

The aim of nominating 2013 as the Year of the Emerald Star Bush is to highlight the importance of the unique Emerald Star Bush, to have more plants in more local gardens, and to preserve current plants by engaging with residents, and partnering with organisations to achieve this.

This initiative is a partnership with the following organisations:- Emerald for Sustainability, Emerald Village Committee, Friends of Emerald Lake Park, Friends of Wright Forest and Johns Hill Landcare group.  Other interested organisations are welcome to be involved to achieve the aim.  Contact Lee Fuller at lfuller@bigpond.net.au



Sustainabilty Show for the Dandenongs

The Sustainability Show is on Monday mornings from 9am-10am with Ian Allan, Darren Wallace, Robert Gearon & Lee Fuller.  Each week they interview a guest speaker to talk about sustainability issues.....listen in and hear some great ideas, information and views. Tune in to 3MDR 97.1FM or listen online at www.3mdr.com 




EmFSus In The News - Transition Towns

The Em2Gem initiative, which covers Emerald, Avonsleigh, Cockatoo and Gembrook, has been derived from the success of Transition Towns - a publication written by UK author Rob Hopkins.

Ms Fuller said the publication was presented to Gembrook MP Tammy Lobato in late 2009 and this week given to federal La Trobe MP Jason Wood


  • Climate change makes this carbon reduction transition essential

  • Peak oil makes it inevitable

  • Transition initiatives make it feasible, viable and attractive
    (as far we can tell so far...)

Transition Towns

EmFSus has become involved with Transition Towns. The aim of Transition Towns is to equip communities for the dual challenges of climate change and peak oil. Communities are encouraged to seek out methods for reducing energy use as well as increasing their own self reliance—a slogan of the movement is "Food feet, not food miles!" Initiatives so far have included creating community gardens to grow food; business waste exchange, which seeks to match the waste of one industry with another industry that uses this waste; and even simply repairing old items rather than throwing them away.   www.transitiontowns.org .

Emerald Primary School Installation

Solar Energy for Emerald Primary School

Emerald Primary School, in partnership with the Dandenong Ranges Renewable Energy Association (DRREA) is installing solar panels in an effort to reduce carbon emissions and educate the school community of the benefits of renewable energy. This will be a 2.9 kilowatt installation and will have 18 solar panels. It will produce 4.9 Megawatt-hours of electricity every year and will save about 6 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year. Installation is expected to commence shortly.

Emerald Library

Emerald Library Solar Power

This solar power system was organised between Cardinia Shire Council, the Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation and the Dandenong Ranges Renewable Energy Association.

To solve the problem of global warming we need to reduce electricity from renewable sources this. Solar power is the most viable form of renewable areas. It is hoped that this working solar power system will promote the use of solar power.

Click here for more information on the Emerald Library Solar System. Click here for the FAQ's