The Mount Alexander Sustainability Group declares a local ‘War on Waste.’
Join the MASG and local leaders of waste campaigns and initiatives on:
Thursday 29th June 2017
6pm – 8pm
Come and hear about all the ways you can support a zero waste target for the Mount Alexander Shire.
Cr Bronwen Machin – A Council Perspective
Chris Hooper – Repair Cafe
Bill Grant – organic waste recovery, bioenergy and soil restoration
Ginny Thomas – Boomerang Bags Castlemaine and Surrounds
Kate Orr/Mary Blain – MASG Waste to Energy, Wash Against Waste, Shire Recycling Program
Heather Barrett – The Hub Foundation, Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine
Nikki Valentini – The Local, Growing Abundance Project
Rachel McConville – Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group
Hearty Soup available for $10, with wine from our friends at Welshman’s Reef Winery.
This is a free event. Donations are always welcome.
The ABC’s recent War Against Waste series created a renewed enthusiasm for waste reduction and recycling, and also an increased awareness of the reality of the waste associated with a modern lifestyle.
The Mount Alexander Sustainability Group and other local leaders of waste campaigns and initiatives are celebrating and harnessing this interest by bringing together a panel of local experts and campaign representatives at a social event.
The Mount Alexander Shire War on Waste is next in the quarterly Sustainability Drinks series hosted by the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG).
‘We host quarterly social events that are focused on a locally relevant topic, to bring people together in support of local initiatives. This event is an opportunity for local groups to gain further support for their projects,’ says Mary Blain, Chairperson, Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG).
‘The event will also demonstrate that it takes an integrated effort to address waste issues, and MASG is working across community sectors to work towards a zero waste future as part of the Zero Net Emissions 2025 target.’ Explains Mary.
Kate Orr and Mary Blain from MASG will provide brief updates about MASG’s Waste to Energy, Wash Against Waste and Shire Recycling Program; Cr Bronwen Machin will offer a Council Perspective; Chris Hooper will talk about the surging success of the global Repair Café movement (Castlemaine Repair Café Last Sunday of the Month at the Ray Bradfield Room); Bill Grant will share his knowledge about organic waste recovery, bioenergy and soil restoration; Ginny Thomas will discuss the Boomerang Bags Castlemaine and Surrounds Campaign and launch, Nikki Valentini – will discuss the zero food waste approach of the The Local, and the Growing Abundance Project, and Rachel McConville will offer a regional perspective.
For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 5470 6978
Or head to the Facebook event here.