We had a great turn out to our Film night at the the Regent in Ballarat, (after a drink and a chat at BREAZE Drinks before hand), with standing room only to watch "Living the Change".   

Look here for the major events world wide : http://worldenvironmentday.global/en/news/tide-has-turned

We were unable to fit in the "BAYKEEPERS" film, within our allocated time, so you can catch it on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhA6sj66K5w - and more details below.

If you missed it, a series of short films, from can be found on Youtube, from this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jh1481J6qw&list=PLxpEMxZu0vVcb7NatbhU3nd6ZmOiDYxgM

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WritingCompettionWednesday 5th June

Time  4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Venue: Eastwood Leisure Centre

The BREAZE World Environment Day Children’s Writing Competition.

The winners will be announced at a presentation this Wednesday.  Come along and talk to students about their ideas regarding the environment


Picture : - 2018 winners


WritingCompettionThe BREAZE World Environment Day Children’s Writing Competition.

This year BREAZE ran a children’s writing competition to celebrate World Environment Day.

Information sheets and entry forms were sent to primary schools across greater Ballarat inviting children in grades 5 & 6 to write 50-100 words on ‘What I can do to help the environment.’

Hoping that teachers would see the competition as an engaging way to discuss the environment with their students, BREAZE Board offered a prize for the best entry from every school. Teachers were referred to the World Environment Day website for class resources.

The judging panel of five BREAZE members received 84 entries. Overall, the entries reflected concern about various kinds of environmental pollution and also widespread understanding that these are largely produced by us.

The World Environment Day theme for 2018 was Beat Plastic Pollution. Many of the children wrote of the perils of single-use plastic and how it is impacting on sea life in particular. Some detailed the cold hard facts – the statistics of how many plastic-lined beverage cups, straws and plastic bags we use and throw away each year – using the sheer volume of this waste to make a compelling case for recycling in all its forms: from roadside collections, to sharing, to re-purposing

Read more: Children’s Writing Competition

Ian RossiterOn Monday 21st May we held a Special General Meeting for BREAZE members at the Ballarat Central Library to consider changes to the membership fee structure. This was considered necessary due to the large number of categories for membership and their costs making the renewal process complex, particularly via the web. I am pleased to announce that the following motion was carried unanimously:

That BREAZE adopts two membership types:
• Single Membership – cost $20 annually (includes 1 Adult and 2 children)
• Family Membership – cost $40 annually (includes 2 Adults and 4 children)

Read more: President's Message May 2018

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BREAZE has simplified its membership system.     We now only have Single or Family membership available for new members.   If you are an existing member you can check out your membership status.  Memberships can be completed online and payments made via Paypal or direct deposit.   If you have any queries please contact

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Come along and celebrate World Environment Day at this special double bill screening of two great local films.

Where: Regent Cinemas Ballarat, 49 Lydiard St North
When: Tuesday 5th of June, 7.30pm Tickets $15.
Bookings at https://breazefilmnight.eventbrite.com.au/

Also, you are welcome to come along to BREAZE Drinks at Mitchell Harris Wines, 38 Doveton St N, Ballarat from 6pm on the same night. All welcome.

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BREAZE Web Banners 1BREAZE will be holding a Special General Meeting prior to its next Board meeting.

Details : - 5:30 pm on the 21st May at the Ballarat Library (178 Doveton St N)

The proposal to be voted upon at this meeting is :-

That BREAZE adopts two membership types

  • Single Membership – cost $20 annually
    (include 1 Adult and 2 child)
  • Family Membership – cost $40 annually
    (include 2 Adults and up to 4 children)

All memberships will be due on the anniversary of membership.

All life members will continue to be life members.

All current financial members will keep their current anniversary dates.

Businesses and organisations may buy multiple single memberships.   Each membership will be allocated to a nominated party. For BREAZE nominated events, upon request prior to the event, BREAZE will allow the transfer of memberships for the purpose of priority or discounts.

If you have any queries about this please call Paul Duggan on 0432 390492.