Thursday April 27th, 2017

We are very excited to announce that registrations for Sustainable House Day 2017 are now open. The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is proud to be the national organiser once again and MRSG is proud to assist ATA make this day a great success.   Sustainable House Day will be held on 17th September this year with homes and gardens open between 10am and 4pm. […]

Special Movie for August 12

Monday April 10th, 2017

  Our Power As part of the Movies that Matter series this movie will be shown on a Saturday for this month only. Then back to normal schedule afterwards. Sat 12 August – 2.30pm for 3pm Woodend Community Centre, corner of Forest and High Streets Woodend OUR POWER is a Melbourne-made documentary (2017) about the […]

Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival 2017

Thursday March 2nd, 2017

This Festival is run by the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group and was held on Saturday March 4 2017! . 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. Macedon Ranges Vegetarian Eating […]


Tuesday October 11th, 2016

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

Sunday September 11th, 2016

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

Thursday February 11th, 2016

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

Thursday February 11th, 2016

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

Monday May 18th, 2015

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

Wednesday September 24th, 2014

  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

Monday August 18th, 2014

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 […]