Waste Action Campaigns in 2019Read More
The Woodend Community Farmers Market is delighted to welcome Katherine Bishop as the new Farmers Market Manager.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
New Gisborne Primary School will soon have important new works undertaken, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government and the Macedon Ranges Sustainability GroupRead More
Did you know that reducing your meat and dairy intake may be the most effective way you can act to stop the impending climate disaster?
In a recently published article in The Guardian, findings of a new Oxford University study were outlined: “whilst meat and dairy production provides just 18% of calories and 37% of protein, it uses the vast majority – 83% – of farmland and produces 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions”.
OK, so it’s time to change. But how, you say? What should I cook? Will my kids/partner/guests eat it? What about my health and fitness? What about when I go out?
MRSG VEG group members Heather and Suzanne will be at the MRSG tent at this Saturday’s Farmer’s Market to discuss everything you need to know to get started on a plant-rich diet.Read More
Bring out your dead! Batteries, that is.Read More
The MASH team has just heard the fabulous news that our community solar bulk-buys will be receiving a Community Environment award at Environment Victoria’s 2018 AGM on 31 October.Read More
The Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group is looking for a dynamic person who is passionate about quality local food production and has the requisite event management and relational skills to help guide the Woodend Community Farmers’ Market to its next stage of growth and influence in the region.Read More
Last Saturday’s AGM at the Norma Richardson Hall in Woodend was a marvellous event.Read More
Malmsbury has been selected as the location for a new project—the development of a community climate change action plan.Read More
Help us tailor the Sustainable Homes Action Group to suit your needs!
We are conducting a survey to find out what our members and potential members would like from the group. As an incentive to participate, we will be conducting a prize draw and giving away a copy of “Your Home” which is a fantastic compilation of information about designing, building and maintaining homes.
The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Will you help?Read More
The Woodend Permaculture Garden are looking to enlist the services of a handyperson to assist with repairs to the compost bins and general garden maintenance. If you have the skills and the time please contact Loris Cassar on 0427 327 034 or firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
The biodiversity found in the Macedon Ranges is unique and highly significant. The varying topography, range of altitudes and localised climatic patterns results in many diverse ecosystems hosting a wide range of native plants and animals. The shire is fortunate to have extensive native vegetation and rich biodiversity present on public and private land.
The Macedon Ranges Biodiversity Strategy establishes a shared vision between Council, the community and other stakeholders for the protection and enhancement of biodiversity values across the shire. It identifies a number of policy and planning initiatives well as priorities for community engagement, on ground action and monitoring change.
Council is seeking your input and feedback on the draft strategy until Sunday 21 October 2018.Read More
The Woodend Bee-Friendly Society has recently acquired a powerful microscope for the detection of honeybee diseases, in particular Nosema, which has the potential to devastate local honeybee populations and thereby severely impact the pollination services so critical for many agricultural enterprises in the Macedon Ranges.Read More
Sunday September 16, 2018 started out chilly, but that didn’t deter visitors to the four Sustainable Homes open in and around the Macedon Ranges for Sustainable House Day. By 4pm, 474 visits had been recorded across the four properties.Read More
Over 40 children with their parents and grandparents attended the screening of the Lorax at the Woodend Community Centre on Saturday 8th September. The Lorax is an enchanting and haunting story by Dr Suess about the folly of unbridled consumption and the need for each one of us to act now if we wish to live in a world of beauty and nature.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 on 2nd March 2019.Read More