Project: Managing Waste in Maroondah

Posted by on Sep 18, 2016 in Projects, Sustainability | No Comments

Transition Towns Maroondah is looking for people passionate about Waste to lead a project which would lead to better management of waste in Maroondah. The government has released its Victorian Waste Education Strategy which: ‘provides a consistent and coordinated approach to waste and resource recovery education’. It supports best practice programs so that Victorians: Are […]

Fossil-free council

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016 in Climate Change, Sustainability | One Comment

Interesting to observe how some councils are changing their investment practices. We will watch the Maroondah council with interest. http://gofossilfree.org.au/fossil-free-councils/

Keeping a green and leafy Maroondah

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Sustainability | No Comments

Are you concerned about keeping a green leafy Maroondah? It is possible! https://sourceable.net/is-urban-forest-an-oxymoron/

Saving Melbourne’s Urban Forests

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Group News, Sustainability | No Comments

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/may/30/data-is-the-secret-weapon-in-the-battle-to-save-australias-urban-forests “The decline in trees has sparked a range of interventions, from urban areas being included in Australian government plans to plant 20m trees by 2020 down to the local efforts of Brimbank City Council on the outskirts of Melbourne, which has mandated a minimum of two trees in the front yards of sub-divided blocks of […]

Maroondah Housing Strategy

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Group News, Sustainability | No Comments

The Maroondah City Council (MCC) has launched their draft Housing Strategy for public review and comment. Anyone can create an account but the draft is open for one month only. It’s very important that Maroondah’s residents review this document and provide their feedback to ensure we all have a say in our Council’s housing strategy […]

Off-grid suburb

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Sustainability | No Comments

Victoria network operator Ausnet Services is to take part of a Melbourne suburb completely off grid, powered only with rooftop solar and battery storage, in a first-of-its kind trial in Australia that points to the speed of the household energy revolution. To learn more, visit reneweconomy.com.au

Sustainability Gardening Australia, Expert Workshops

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Sustainability | One Comment

Sustainable Gardening Australia has some really exciting sounding workshops for all you keen gardeners. Check these reasonably priced events. http://www.sgaonline.org.au/training/master-classes/

Conserve Water – City of Stonnington

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Sustainability | No Comments

This article has some good information – especially re using grey water in gardens. http://www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/Live/Sustainability/Environmental-programs-and-information/Conserve-Water

A COOPERATIVE TO HELP LOW INCOME FAMILIES

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Sustainability | No Comments

The Earthworker Cooperative is launching the “Give Tanks” campaign, a crowdfund to get high-quality solar hot water systems into low-income housing. The recently established Eureka’s Future Workers’ Cooperative, Australia’s first worker-owned manufacturing cooperative, is producing the solar hot water tanks that will go into the low-income houses. Earthworker has partnered with a number of social housing organisations, […]