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
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 in November 2020.Read More
No More Mailing Satchels - collection stream now closed.Read More
Thanks to the Macedon Ranges Shire Council Community Funding Scheme, we are the proud recipients of $9998 for the Malmsbury Energy Efficiency Initiative.Read More
The VEG Action Group is now selling their very popular cauliflower chickpea curry in TAKE AWAY containers (BYO) once a month at the farmer’s market, making it easy for you to add a meat free day to your week.Read More
Council is setting up a new program, Cool Changes, to facilitate the development of local climate change action plans across the shire. They are looking for residents’ input on a range of topics in a short survey. What do you see as priorities? How much does consideration of the environment direct your everyday actions? Do we have time to act or is this a crisis? Add your voice!Read More
My household’s electricity use in July was less than half of what it was last July. Yes, you read that correctly: in July 2019 we used only 48.7% of the electricity we used in July last year. Better still, we’re on track to repeat that result in August. Most of what we’re saving is on heating.Read More
Paul and Natasha Holgate have some exciting news to announce: the opportunity for members of the community to buy shares in their business via an equity-based crowd fund to the public. In that way people can invest in solar and in Holgate brewhouse.
Join them at Holgate Brewhouse this Friday 2 August from 5pm for nibbles and $7 pints of Draught Lager and Mt Macedon Pale Ale - and hear their special announcement at 7pm.
Five brave MRSG members and eight unconvinced local residents from around our proposed energy park set out last Saturday (July 27) to visit the Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm. Coonooer Bridge is operated by Windlab, MRSG’s partner in the proposed energy park in HVP’s pine forest plantation around 6 km south of Woodend, and is a similar scale to our project. Coming out of a meeting with residents in May, Windlab offered to show residents a wind facilityRead More
Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House has new garden beds thanks to a generous grant from Council. The official opening of the new garden will be from 4-6 pm on Thursday August 1..Read More
Sustainable House Day depends on the work of a sizeable number of volunteers, from homeowners to the people who brave the cold to “man” the farmers’ market stand in August and September. The more helpers, the more fun we all have!
We’re looking for volunteers to help publicise the event so the local “open homes” get lots of visitors, and can share local experience in making homes more comfortable, more affordable and more sustainable.
Could you help for a couple of hours?Read More
Come and join the War on Waste at Holgates Brewhouse, 3rd Sunday of the month 4 - 5pm.Read More
Wow, so many inspiring and encouraging conversations about the vision for the Sustainable Living Festival over the last couple of weeks. I’m filled with a sense of possibility about the festival as a catalyst for social change, connecting a broad range of community groups under the common aspiration of sustainable living. We have a great community, the wonderful experience and structure of the MRSG, we can lead Victoria in sustainable living!Read More