Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group



Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group

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The Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation focussing on projects, events, and practical activities that promote sustainable living in our local communities.

Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group is a not for profit, community based organisation driven by volunteers from across the shire. We currently have more than 350 members and various action groups focussing on local food, sustainable energy and community education.
We are home to a number of community action groups made up of dedicated individuals working together to make the Macedon Ranges a more sustainable place to live. If you are interested in becoming involved head on over to the action group pages to discover what we are up to and to find contact details for action group coordinators.

Everyone welcome! We'd love for you to join us.

Our objectives:
To educate and assist the community to engage in activities, measures
and lifestyle changes designed to:
• significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions
• reduce our ecological footprint;
• reduce our reliance on non-renewable sources
of energy
• secure a local food supply and promote sustainable
agricultural practices and
• enjoy a more secure and prosperous future.

General Information

Current projects include:
• Permaculture Garden
• Home Food Exchange
• Woodend Community Farmers Market
• Sustainable Living Festival
• Development of community owned wind turbine project.
• Solar Farm Project
• Movies that Matter
• MrVeg - Macedon Ranges Vegtarian Eating Group
• Development of a community wind park
• Bulk buying arrangements for solar hot water, solar electricity and secondary glazing
• Climate change submissions and initiatives
• Business sustainability education
• Guest speakers and events
• Establishing other project based teams

Bulk Buying Scheme for
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar Electricity (PV System)
- Retrofit Double Glazing (ecoGlaze)

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Primary location

Woodend, VIC

Known address

47 Forest St, Woodend 3442

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