Movies That Matter Tuesday 11 April

Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival 2017

Lily D’Ambrosio visits MRSG

Mark Butler visits MRSG

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Movies That Matter Tuesday 11 April

film starts 7.30 pm and meals are served from 6.30pm Up the Stairs at the Victoria Hotel Woodend. If unsure ask the friendly staff. Movie is ‘What the Health?’  Hope to see you there. For other movies coming up click here. What the Health (2017) is a feature length documentary that follows the revelatory journey of filmmaker, Kip Andersen […]

Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival 2017

This Festival is run by the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group and was held on Saturday March 4 2017! View the website: . Great speakers, workshops, green living ideas and technology, local food and farming, fresh food and live music. Groups represented included: Kyneton Transition Hub, BREAZE energy solutions, Wilderness Society, Bob Brown Foundation, Yes2Renewables, Woodend Bee Friendly Society. […]

Trentham Produce Exchange

Congratulations Trentham Produce Exchange for 3 years of exchanging. The swap is part of the Trentham Farmer’s Market held every 3rd Saturday of the month and anyone can join in. Organiser Glenda Holmes  said: We have swapped a vast array of goodies from backyard gardens - fruit, vegies & herbs, interesting bottled preserves, eggs, cut flowers, potted plants, seeds, worm juice and […]


More Australian Solar Homes Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group is proud to support MASH. MASH is a community solar bulk-buy scheme that helps make rooftop solar and storage easy and affordable. The MASH team does the legwork of finding high quality solar and battery systems that you can trust and consolidates the buying power of MASH participants […]

2016 Annual Report

This is the 6th Annual Report I am collating as President and I keep observing that each year is bigger and busier than the one before. The most challenging project this year was getting the $100,000 Community Solar Park up and running at the Woodend Black Forest Timber Mill Site. This certainly stretched the Committee […]

The Great Debate

The Great Debate   Has democracy failed us or have we all failed democracy? What can we do about it anyway? These questions will be debated around the Macedon Ranges at five forums for Democratic Renewal. April forum speaker was Adam Jacoby from MiVote at Riddells Creek Primary School. May forum speaker was Professor Lyn Carson from Sydney University at Lansfield […]

Produce Exchange

Woodend Community Farmers Market is held on the first Saturday of every month of the year 9am – 1 pm as an initiative of MRSG. The Home Produce Stall starts at 10 am where you can swap your excess produce and other goodies for other wonderful produce or garden items. It is always exciting to see what […]

Funding for Community Solar at the Mill

MP Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy and Resources for the State Government announced a $100,000 grant for a 30-kilowatt solar farm to be constructed at the old timber mill situated just outside Woodend. Ralf Thesing, president of the MRSG said that it is terrific to receive this funding as it will create a “perpetual fund” […]

Food forum report

  Macedon Ranges Vegetarian Eating Group or MR VEG presented a Food Forum on November 1 which was a great success. 50 people attended and heard two very interesting talks; the first by Patrick Hodgson (myths and truth about soy) and then Pam Ahern (founder Edgar’s Mission,a sanctuary for rescued farm animals). Afterwards a scrumptious  […]

AGM Report

The highlight of our AGM held on Wednesday August 6 was a talk given by Professor John Thwaites, Chair of  the Monash Sustainability Institute and another group called Climate Works Australia. Thank you John for a very informative talk. The President of MRSG, Ralf Thesing, gave a report of the years activities. You can find […]

Home Produce Exchange

To find out how to join in the Home Produce Exchange: It is held at 10am at the MRSG stall at the Woodend Community Farmer’s Market first Saturday of the month, 8.30am – 1pm you can bring your own produce to the Home Produce Exchange Table and exchange for something else you can meet others […]

MRSG Committee meeting

Committee meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Woodend Neighbourhood House 47 Forest St Woodend, 8 pm. We welcome all members to attend. A meeting is coming up this Tuesday 1 July.

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