The Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation focussing on projects, events, and practical activities that promote sustainable living in our local communities.
We are home to a number of community action groups made up of dedicated individuals working together to make the Macedon Ranges a more sustainable place to live. If you are interested in becoming involved head on over to the action group pages to discover what we are up to and to find contact details for action group coordinators.
Everyone welcome! We'd love for you to join us.
As a not-for-profit organisation, Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group depends on attracting grant funding to support its numerous sustainability projects in the Shire. On 15th August, MRSG received $6,000 for an Events and Festivals Grant from the Macedon Ranges Shire Council to go towards the costs in running next year's Sustainable Living Festival in Woodend on 2nd March 2018. Last week, the Woodend Bee-Friendly Society, an action group of MRSG, received a $1,500 Small Community Grant from the Macedon Ranges Shire Council.
At the September Woodend Community Farmers' Market, MRSG will be raising funds to help drought-affected farmers in NSW and QLD by hosting a sausage sizzle stall with local produce and running a raffle for a hamper of produce from local stallholders. September 1st 9am to 1pm.
MRSG's screening of 'The Desperate Plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot' on 27th July was a great success.
If you're planning to build or renovate, or have an interest in sustainable building design, you're invited to free sustainable building information sessions run by the Macedon Ranges Shire Council.
The Woodend Community Farmers' Market (WCFM) is a lively local event that is well supported by the local community. The WCFM currently hosts 50 regular stallholders, from within the Macedon Ranges and the wider region.
Open the door to sustainable living by touring some of Australia’s most environmentally progressive homes on show at Sustainable House Day, Sunday 16 September 2018. This unique peer to peer education is a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living.