Help raise funds for our community retrofit projects

In a recent post about “what’s next” for Sustainable Homes, I mentioned a community retrofitting project. We need to raise some money to fund next year’s projects. To that end, some of our members are organising a raffle at the next KYNETON Farmers’ Market. They need help on Saturday 12th October to sell tickets at the market. If you can help for an hour or so please let us know at

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The Thunberg Address was a call to ACT

Greta Thunberg addressed the United Nations Climate Action Summit on the 23rd September 2019.

She drew a line in the sand with a powerful rallying call for the global community to act...NOW! 

There are only 2 options:

WE - as a global community, believe in creating a sustainable future for the entire ECO system by acting as one.


YOU - solo EGO holding your own self interest (money & power) above those of everybody else, while wilfully destroying the earth and the future for us all.

Only by action can we connect communities, only by action can we build hope in our young people, only by action can we create change. We are in a wonderful position to create change.

“The future is changing whether you like it our not” Greta Thunberg

Action Groups

WE are so fortunate in the Macedon Ranges to already have our Sustainability Group working hard for our community. We already have a wide range of Action Groups full of enthusiastic volunteers and new Action Groups are forming all the time. There are a huge range of projects to be involved in so if you are feeling despairing or would like some help join an Action Group today.

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SHD Wrap, what's next, and a special offer for MRSG members

What a day we had!


The numbers are in and totalled, and we can report that our five member homes totalled 476 visits for Sustainable House Day 2019. A fantastic effort from a range of people – the householders and volunteers who spent the day talking to visitors, the crew who put up tents and flags early on Sunday morning and turned up again to take them down after closing time, our hard-working volunteer coordinator, all those who put up posters or wrote to the papers to gain publicity, the team at Council for the bus tour, and everyone who supported those directly involved – thank you all!


What’s next?

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Speed limit on the Avenue of Honour

TAG - Transport Action Group (a recently formed sub-group within the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group - MRSG) advocates for  sustainable transport solutions for the whole community. We have a diverse membership from retirees to young families, long term and new residents. We are guided by the latest industry, scientific and governmental reports on sustainability, health and safety. 

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The Daylesford Podcast visits Anna and Dave to find out about Sustainable House Day (which is this Sunday, folks!)

The Daylesford Podcast dropped in on members Anna and Dave, who will open their home in Woodend. You can listen to the interview at

The Daylesford Podcast shares news of something local every Friday, usually lots of fun.

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