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Taking action on Climate Change


June 2016

Sustainability Drinks:
Zero Net Emissions 2025, How do we get there?

Thursday 2 June
6.00 - 8.00pm
Castlemaine Bowling Club
27 Berkeley St

Environmental Youth Leadership Workshop
Friday 3 June
Mondo Lounge, Continuing Education
30 Templeton St Castlemaine

Federal Election 2016: Meet the Candidates
Tuesday 14 June
7.30 - 9.30pm
Castlemaine Town Hall
25 Lyttleton St

Public Forum: The Future of Bendigo in a Warming Climate
Wednesday 15 June
7pm - 9pm
Capital Theatre Bendigo
50 View St Bendigo

For more info contact:
Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG)
03 5470 6978



MASG Special Edition Enews:

Sustainability Drinks Thursday 2 June Update

 Zero Net Emissions, How do we get there?

with Cam Walker (Friends of the Earth), Cr Bronwen Machin (MASC), Dean Bridgfoot (MASG/, Mick Lewin (MASG) and Taryn Lane (Embark)

Thursday 2 June, 6pm – 8pm

Castlemaine Bowls Club

27 Berkeley St Castlemaine

The Bowls Club will have dinner, tea and coffee available at $10 per head. The bar will be open with the cheapest bar prices in Castlemaine.  (Cash payments preferred)

For more info contact MASG: or Ph: 5470 6978

Click here to view or download the online flyer 


Speakers will overview the following topics, to make sure there is time for questions and discussion:

Cam Walker (Friends of the Earth) will be speaking on the key transitions that will be required in our economy and political system if we are to achieve net zero emissions, and key campaign opportunities that are currently underway in Victoria.

Cr Bronwen Machin will discuss Mount Alexander Shire Council's Zero Net Emissions target and strategy.

Dean Bridgfoot (MASG/ and Mick Lewin (MASG) will discuss MASG's resource and renewable energy mapping projects.

Taryn Lane (Embark) will share examples of the growing community-led movement towards 100% renewable energy within Australia and the key success factors of already transitioned communities and regions internationally.



Environmental Leadership for Young People
at the Mondo Lounge, Friday 3 June



Meet the Candidates: Q&A Tuesday 14 June


Where: Castlemaine Town Hall
When: Tuesday, June 14, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Moderator: Bill O’Donnell
Candidates (Pictured L - R):
  • Lisa Chesters – Australian Labor Party
  • Megan Purcell – Liberal Party of Australia
  • Rosemary Glaisher – Australian Greens
  • Andrew Maddison – National Party of Australia.

Submit your questions here by Friday 3rd June:
click here to go directly to the form.

For more information, or to have a question form sent to you,
Contact MASG:
Ph: 5470 6978 or

Visit MASG's Website for the event agenda and more details:



Support Maldon Neighbourhood House's Solar Pergola: 4 days to go!


'The Maldon Neighbourhood centre is seeking to raise $6,000 to install a 3kW solar system on our new "solar pergola". This will be a fantastic community asset for years to come, providing shelter in our community garden, clean energy to our facilities and additional funding for our programs in the Maldon community, year after year. 

Every donation is tax deductible when you don't claim a reward.

Combined with switching away from bottled gas and installing more efficient split system air-conditioning, we expect to save over $1,900 on our energy bills. Our plan is to invest those savings into our community, specifically:

  • Maintaining our spaces so they are safe and comfortable, including repair of a beautiful stain glassed window in our community hall;
  • Supporting community lunch, a fantastic event that brings Maldon together; and
  • Modelling sustainable living to the community, with training (such as backyard bounty) and events in our beautiful gardens, under the shelter of our solar pergola!

Over 20-years, we expect total energy savings to grow to more than $40,000!'

Click the link to support with a donation:


Public Forum: The Future of Bendigo in a Warming Climate, Wednesday 15 June

Head to the Facebook Event Page for more info

Get Behind Your Local Sustainability Group


We can't do this without you! MASG is a volunteer driven organisation that works to with community, business and industry in order to respond to Climate Change. 

MASG is committed to representing community interests in communicating these aims across local government, industry and services.

Click this link to be taken to the membership page on the website.

Support MASG with a donation

It has never been easier to make a one off or regular tax deductible donation to MASG.

Click here to make a donation or go to:
The Mount Alexander Sustainability Group would like to thank its sponsors, project and funding partners:


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