Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future

  • Norma Richardson Hall, St Mary's Anglican Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sometimes it can feel like the environmental, economic and social issues the world is currently facing are too big, too overwhelming, to be dealt with by individuals. Climate change, resource limits, economic downturn, social disconnection. Surely these issues can only be properly managed by our governments?

Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

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Quarterly VEG pot luck
Aug
18
12:30 PM12:30

Quarterly VEG pot luck

This quarterly event is for anyone interested in eating More Veg More Often.  You'll get to try a range of delicious food and get lots of great ideas for cooking more veg at home. You'll also get to meet new people, have some great chats and feel part of a bigger community of people making change.

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Showcase at the Market: Woodend Bee-Friendly Society
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Showcase at the Market: Woodend Bee-Friendly Society

Saturday, 5th October 2019 – Woodend Bee-Friendly Society

The Woodend Bee-Friendly Society seeks to promote the sharing of knowledge about beekeeping between aspirants, novices, and experienced beekeepers in Woodend and surrounding areas.

To find out more about the Woodend Bee-Friendly Society, please click here.

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Showcase at the Market - Vegetarian Action Group
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Showcase at the Market - Vegetarian Action Group

The Vegetarian Action Group is open to anyone interested in the experience of preparing and eating vegetarian food. Throughout the year the group hosts vegetarian dinners, occasional vegetarian food forum and regularly runs a stall featuring vegetarian and vegan food at the Woodend Community Farmers’ Market.

To find out more about MR VEG, please click here.

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Quarterly Veg Pot Luck
Nov
10
12:30 PM12:30

Quarterly Veg Pot Luck

This quarterly event is for anyone interested in eating More Veg More Often.  You'll get to try a range of delicious food and get lots of great ideas for cooking more veg at home. You'll also get to meet new people, have some great chats and feel part of a bigger community of people making change.

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Showcase at the Market: Waste Action Group
Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Showcase at the Market: Waste Action Group

  • Woodend Community Farmers' Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Waste Action Group works to reduce waste in the Macedon Ranges, and to encourage everyone to Refuse, Reduce, Repair, Reuse, Recover, Recycle and Rot for effective waste reduction and to protect our environment and finite resources.

This Saturday we’ll be at the Farmer’s Market to talk about our upcoming projects, how you can get involved, and we’ll have a special focus on how to reduce your waste (if not your waist!) over the holiday period. See you there!

To find out more about the Waste & Recycling Action Group, please click here.

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Showcase at the Market: Renewable Energy Action Group
Feb
1
9:00 AM09:00

Showcase at the Market: Renewable Energy Action Group

The Macedon Ranges Renewable Energy Action Group aims to to accelerate the transition of the Macedon Ranges to renewable energy. To do this, they work across three areas. The largest project involves putting the pieces together for the community energy park in the pine plantation south of Woodend. The second area of work is exploring a number of solar-based renewable energy projects with community organisations, the council, and even Holgate’s brewery. Finally, there are a number of members who are well connected across similar organisations and are drawing resources from those networks to assist our project planning.

To find out more about the Renewable Energy Action Group, please click here.

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Melbourne Knowledge Week - Circular living: designing a sustainable future
May
22
10:30 AM10:30

Melbourne Knowledge Week - Circular living: designing a sustainable future

  • Meat Market, 3 Blackwood Street North Melbourne Australia (map)
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If you are in Melbourne on Wednesday with an hour to spare between 10.30 and 11.30, why not go along to hear a panel discussion on designing a sustainable future, as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week?

Free event - book tickets via the Melbourne Knowledge Week site.

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Sustainable Housing Education Day (SHED) - Castlemaine
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainable Housing Education Day (SHED) - Castlemaine

Mount Alexander Sustainability Group is running a Sustainable Housing Education Day in Castlemaine on Sunday May 19th. Be inspired by what four residents of the Mount Alexander Shire have achieved with their homes and find out how they did it.

Four houses across Castlemaine will be open for a tour and there will be a panel discussion on affordable sustainable housing at the end of the day.

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"The secrets of efficient and comfortable homes" - Richard Keech
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

"The secrets of efficient and comfortable homes" - Richard Keech

 Making your home more efficient is a journey that can lead to both improved comfort and lower energy bills.  Come and be inspired to take that journey by seeing examples of how it's possible to achieve energy bills of near zero and, at the same time, making your home a nicer place to be.  This talk will also touch on rooftop solar and batteries .

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Renew Melbourne Branch Meeting: Lessons from 500 Homes
May
15
6:45 PM18:45

Renew Melbourne Branch Meeting: Lessons from 500 Homes

  • Energy Transition Hub (Bioinformatics Building), Melbourne University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At the next meeting of Renew's Melbourne Branch, Richard Keech will talk about the lessons learned from assessing about 500 houses to improve their energy efficiency.

He will look at what are the biggest problems seen in Victorian homes, what motivates people to improve their homes, and what the most important improvements are.

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Showcase at the Market: Kyneton Transition Hub and Transition Town Riddell
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Showcase at the Market: Kyneton Transition Hub and Transition Town Riddell

Kyneton Transition Hub focusses on working together to make our community stronger, happier, and more resilient as we deal with the impacts of peak oil and climate change.

Transition Town Riddell is a transition hub for Riddells Creek to help move to renewable energy. They are presently focussing on seed saving.

To find out more about Kyneton Transition Hub & Transition Town Riddel, please click here and here.

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VEG get together
Apr
7
12:30 PM12:30

VEG get together

The VEG group hosts a quarterly lunch for anyone interested in trying or sharing experiences of eating more veg, more often.

Bring a plate of something plant based (no meat or meat products), or a drink for all to share. Invite a friend! This is a good chance to meet like minded people and swap recipes.

Email veg@mrsg.org.au to RSVP and get the location.

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Tour Nightingale 1 in Brunswick
Apr
4
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Nightingale 1 in Brunswick

Nightingale buildings aim to deliver multi-residential housing in cities that is environmentally sustainable, financially affordable and socially inclusive: apartments designed with a focus on residents’ needs.

30-minute public tours of the multi-award-winning “Nightingale 1” in Brunswick are held on various Thursdays throughout the year.

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Retrofit your home workshop: Gisborne
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Retrofit your home workshop: Gisborne

  • Gisborne Administration Centre, 40 Robertson Street, Gisborne 3437 (map)
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Did you know that most of the energy you use in your home goes into heating and cooling?

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is running a free workshop on retrofitting. Come along and find out what you can do at home to reduce your environmental footprint and save money.

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Tiny House Festival - Bendigo
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Tiny House Festival - Bendigo

Everyone knows that good things come in small packages, so find out why the tiny house movement is taking off at Australia’s first tiny house festival.

Brought to you by Tiny Houses Australia, an online community dedicated to celebrating living in tiny houses, the Tiny House Festival will be held at Bendigo Racecourse on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 in 2019.

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Woodend Beekeeping Workshop
Mar
17
10:30 AM10:30

Woodend Beekeeping Workshop

  • Woodend Neighbourhood House Woodend (map)
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2 day beginners beekeeping workshops

Introducing you to the world of beekeeping,

we will cover the topics of;

What makes a hive

Personal protective equipment

Beekeeping tools

Bio-security requirements

Hands on experiences

10.30am - 3.00pm Sunday 17th March - registrations full

10.30am - 3.00pm Sunday 24th March - registrations full

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RENEW Electric Vehicle Expo
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

RENEW Electric Vehicle Expo

  • Melbourne International Karting Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RENEW’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Expo, on Saturday 16 March, is Australia’s largest gathering of electric cars, bikes, motorbikes, scooters, skateboards ... and more! 

The Expo offers a unique experience to test-drive and ride a diverse range of electric vehicles. Learn more about the future of electric vehicles in Australia from exhibitors and talk to owners about their experiences driving electric vehicles.

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