There’s an app for that! New Waste and Recycling info app aims to make sorting the rubbish a whole lot simpler.Read More
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.Read More
The MRSG VEG group has kick started its newsletter series for 2019 which goes out to one hundred of MRSG’s members. Yes that is a lot of people wanting More Veg, More Often in their diet.Read More
The Woodend Farmer’s Market is on again this Saturday 5th January and you can expect some crazy delicious delights at the MRSG M.R. VEG stall.Read More
MRSG’s Renewable Energy Action Group (MRREAG) has been working on our vision for a Community Energy Park and have intensified our efforts as a result of the encouragement we have had from Mary Anne Thomas MP and other members of the state government following the recent election.Read More
There is a lot of misinformation in social media about the proposed changes to state and national parks in our region. If you are wanting to understand the draft proposal for the Macedon-Wombat block, especially the changes in park use, see http://www.veac.vic.gov.au/investigation/central-west-investigationRead More
Sunday September 15 has been announced as the date for Sustainable House Day 2019. Mark it in your diary and check back here for updates.Read More
The Woodend Permaculture Garden recently has received a large boost in honeybee pollination services from the Woodend Bee-Friendly Society.Read More
Our last Woodend Bee Friendly Society meeting for the year hummed along beautifully today (18th November) with the room jam packed with 70 pople like a hive about to swarm.Read More
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?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