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.
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. The market is fully accredited by the Victorian Farmers Market Association(VFMA), meaning that customers can have confidence in the authenticity of the producers within the market, and have the opportunity to build direct relationships with the people who grew or made the produce on offer.
The Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival is a vibrant showcase of the region's premier environmental programs, projects, products and services. Located in the scenic Macedon Ranges, festival visitors will be inspired by an engaging and diverse event format that features an exciting line-up of innovative exhibitors, free eco-workshops, guest speakers, film screenings, and kid's activities.
Waste Action Campaigns in 2019
There are plenty of changes presently taking place in the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group. MRSG’s new leaders of Waste and Vegetarian action groups, and new vice-president and president.
Sustainable homes don’t cost the earth! A quick look at the high-tech products available to create eco-friendly homes would suggest that you need plenty of the folding stuff to live well, and that’s not the reality for most of us.
As a follow up to Sustainable House Day I want to issue a challenge: how can we make our homes more environmentally friendly, cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in – for just $50?
A State Government promotion is offering a $50 incentive for using Victorian Energy Compare. Claim the bonus and invest it to reduce your household’s energy use.
Residents will soon be able to place fruit and vegetable waste into green garden bins following Council’s approval of an expansion of the garden waste service.
New Gisborne Primary School will soon have important new works undertaken, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government and the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group
Bring out your dead! Batteries, that is.