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Victoria is a state in southeastern Australia. It is the second-smallest state with a land area of 227,444 km2 (87,817 sq mi) and the most densely populated state in Australia (28 per km2). Victoria is bordered with New South Wales to the north and South Australia to the west, and is bounded by the Bass Strait to the south (with the exception of a small land border with Tasmania located along Boundary Islet), the Great Australian Bight portion of the Southern Ocean to the southwest, and the Tasman Sea (a marginal sea of the South Pacific Ocean) to the southeast. The state encompasses a range of climates and geographical features from its temperate coastal and central regions to the Victorian Alps in the north-east and the semi-arid north-west.

Victoria has a population of over 6.6 million, the majority of which is concentrated in the central south area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, and in particular in the metropolitan area of Greater Melbourne, Victoria's state capital and largest city and also Australia's second-largest city, where over three quarters of the Victorian population live. The state is home to four of Australia's 20 largest cities: Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo. The population is culturally diverse, with 35.1% of inhabitants being immigrants.

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Lighter Footprints, local Climate Action Group

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

The mission to restore an Australian wetland
Authors: BBC News, Feb 24, 2021
  • Nature Glenelg Trust, "mission-driven, not-for-profit organisation that believes in positive action, and working with the community and our partners to achieve real results on the ground."

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

South Surrey Park, site maintained by Friends of South Surrey Park, (Greenlivingpedia)

Wikipedia: Protected areas of Victoria: Victoria is the smallest mainland state in Australia. As of 2008 it contained 2,850 separate protected areas with a total land area of 39,273 square kilometres (15,163 sq mi) (17.26% of the state’s area). Of these, 45 were national parks, totalling 28,023 square kilometres (10,820 sq mi) (11.32% of the state’s area)

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Community Energy, information from Victoria State government, includes a "Guide to Community-Owned Renewable Energy for Victorians"

Maps: Wind energy in Victoria, 2010

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Cycling in Victoria

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2021

It takes a village: An alternative social media platform seeks to end the epidemic of loneliness and isolation, Jan 28 [1]

2017

Monash to become Australia’s first 100 per cent renewable energy powered university, Oct 9 [2]

Victoria backs renewable energy community hubs with $900,000 investment, Apr 28 [3]

2014

Yarra City Council Becomes Australia’s 1st ‘One Planet Council’, September 3 [4]

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