Call out for volunteers for Sustainable Living Festival
Terracycle at the Woodend Farmer's Market
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!
Insulation - tell us about your needs and your experience
Update - Terracycle at the Woodend Farmer's Market
Council's "Sustainable Design" presentations continue with Retrofitting as the theme. Can you help?
We’re getting ready to launch a speaker program for 2019. Based on feedback from last year’s survey, the first cab off the rank will be retrofitting insulation to homes.
We’d like your suggestions about what to include or who to invite as speakers.
A challenge: make your home more sustainable with $50
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.
Sustainable Homes Action Group - Member Survey
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?
474 Visits to Sustainable Homes in and around the Macedon Ranges on Sustainable House Day
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?
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.