Do you listen to podcasts? Here are some of the Waste Group’s faves. Let us know yours!Read More
An e-petition has been set up to request the Federal Government to declare the climate emergency and introduce legislation to reduce the causes of climate change.
The petition ends at midnight on October 16th. Please, if this is something you care about, add your voice, and let others know about it.
You can find the petition hereRead More
Our produce swap in September was a big success with many contributions including greens, chook and duck eggs, edible bouquets, purple popping corn, pumpkins, citrus and more.Read More
Still confused about our kerbside recycling?Read More
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
Curious about what the deal is with soft plastic recycling? Waste Management Review has a comprehensive explanation.Read More
How are you all getting to the AGM?
An intrepid MRSG member has investigated local car pooling.
To sign up for a lift members need to go to https://www.coseats.com/find? and either accept offers or set up their own. A brilliant idea, check it out!
Biggest Ride Share in Australia - see how it works
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
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.
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?Read More
Many MRSG members and their families and friends travelled down to Melbourne by train or bus in order to support students in their protest against the Australian Government’s lack of action regarding the crisis of Climate Change.Read More
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.Read More
Please consider completing the online survey or writing a formal submission to highlight these concerns before the 30 September 2019 deadline.
An intrepid family took to the road in South America on 2 tandems over the last 6 months. They are giving us the opportunity to enjoy their rich tales. Story telling at its very best.Read More
Over 70 students from the most disadvantaged schools in Victoria will get free places at Doxa’s Malmsbury Camp thanks to a solar gift from the Hepburn Solar Bulk Buy, the sister bulk-buy of MASH.Read More
Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas visited New Gisborne Primary School on August 27th to discuss their capital project and test their new solar panels, allocated to the school as part of an $83,000 grant.Read More
Volunteers needed for Community food swap - Malmsbury Farmers Market - September 15Read More
Read all about how the Waste Action Group are winning the war on waste in the August issue of The Local - The Heart of the Highlands.Read More
The Macedon Ranges Shire Council has now considered all feedback received for the draft studies of the Shared Trail Feasibility.Read More
The Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group is looking for an experienced communications professional who will be able train and advise MRSG committee members and action group leaders and their representatives in the use of our website, newsletters, and social media.Read More