Call out for volunteers for Sustainable Living Festival

Calling all members signed up for the Sustainable Homes Action Group! The MRSG Sustainable Living Festival organisers are looking for volunteers to help on the day, Saturday 2nd March.

We will need a couple of volunteers to help with a Sustainable Homes speaker program in the afternoon - introducing and thanking speakers, keeping time, etc. Volunteers are also needed throughout the day to assist with various tasks including Wash Against Waste and helping direct festival visitors. You don’t need special expertise to get involved, and it’s a great way to get to know others in the Group.

Watch out for a sign up sheet that will be posted on the MRSG website in the next few days and please give some time if you can. The Festival is a key event in the MRSG calendar and its success relies on volunteerism!

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500mm rabbit mesh required for community garden

Welcome to 2019 everybody. The Community Garden Group is in a flurry of activity in an effort to be perfect for the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival this year. We are welcoming a new face amongst our regular volunteers, Robin Phillips. Robin will be particularly helping with some of the handyman aspects of the backyard garden space, most urgently repairs to our wonderful chicken coop which suffered a fox incursion recently.

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Council's "Sustainable Design" presentations continue with Retrofitting as the theme. Can you help?

Following up the excellent sessions on Sustainable Design held last year, Council is planning to run a series of presentations on Retrofitting for Energy Efficiency, commencing in February.

Sustainable Design Officer, Felicity Houghton, is looking for some good local examples of completed retrofits, and some challenges needing solutions, to include in the presentations.

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