Zero Net Emissions by 2025

Whats on October 2015

Posted on 1 May 2007 by e-news


The People’s Climate Weekend of Global Action Friday 27th November to Sunday 30th November

MASG are gearing up to host a Castlemaine based event to align with a weekend of national and global climate actions and events, in the lead up to the Paris Climate Summit on Monday 30th November.

Watch this space for further details, as we coordinate with the national campaign.

We’d love to hear from local people and groups that would like to support and participate in a local event:
‘As world leaders meet in Paris for the United Nations climate summit, we, the people, will gather across Australia and march alongside people in hundreds of major cities around the world.’ from Australian Conservation Foundation

p: 03 5470 6978
or email:

For more information about national events see:

Whats On

Ride to Work Day 14th October 2015

Ride on down to the Hub Plot on Wednesday 14 October to join the Hub Foundation, MASG and friends for a delicious breakfast and bike-themed fun on National Ride to Work Day. There will be music, unicyling and circus antics as well as prizes for the best-decorated bike, coolest bike apparel and funniest bike jokes. Bring your kids!

‘Cycling just 5km each way to work instead of driving saves well over half a tonne of greenhouse gas emissions each year,’ says Jo Kaptein, Project Officer at the Hub Foundation.

Given that each person in Australia generates around 17 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, that’s a significant contribution to reducing your carbon footprint.

Breakfast using locally sourced produce prepared by The Good Table Restaurant will be served between 7.30am and 9.30am. The awards presentation will start at 8am. The Hub Plot is on Templeton St, Castlemaine, just behind the Good Table Restaurant.

Tickets for breakfast are $10 adults and $5 for children, available from Castlemaine Central Wine Store, 36 Lyttleton Street and online at There will also be tickets at the gate until the food runs out. It is best to book as soon as possible.

Local Lives Global Matters, 16-18 October 2015: 

MASG Panel: Zero Net Emissions for 2025, What does that look like?

MASG will be hosting a panel on Friday 16th October 4.50-5.50pm at the Uniting Church Hall, discussing a 2025 Zero Net Emissions Target for the Shire.

MASG will present its vision for possible pathways to achieving a goal of zero net emissions by 2025, through introducing the use of the Blue Economy and identifying the following target areas:

• Identify totality of potential energy resources in shire
• Encourage energy efficiency
• Waste Reduction
• Respond and innovate

This target can only be achieved together and across industries, sectors and organisations, and MASG will be inviting ideas and input from the floor.

To register for your attendance to sessions:

See the full program here:

Places for Change: Bendigo Thursday 15th October

An interactive evening to get creative and re-think our public spaces. From old churches to parks, laneways and car parks, get involved and transform our city for a night or forever!

Thursday 15 October: 7pm – 9pm

Registration 6.30 – 7pm

The Old Church on the Hill
cnr Harkness and Russell St,
Quarry Hill, Bendigo

‘*With guest speaker Marcus Westbury, founder of Renew Newcastle, presenter of ABC1 documentary Bespoke and author of Creating Cities.


Register here 


From Karen Corr and the Make a Change team.

Save your organisation money by sending a representative to MASG’s Wash Against Waste Trailer Licensed operator training: Thursday 22nd October.

Thursday 22 October
10.30pm to 12.30pm
The Back of the Old Castlemaine Gaol 

If you’re planning on holding an outdoor event like a school fete or festival then the Wash Against Waste Trailer is a great way to serve food and drinks to your visitors without the throw away plates and cups.

The trailer is a wash up genius, stocked with reusable plates and cutlery, washed up on site using the trailer’s technology and your voluntary helpers!

Mount Alexander Sustainability Group, are hosting a workshop on for interested community members to learn how to operate the trailer and hence not have to pay for this component of the hire fee when it comes to hiring the trailer for your community event.

$5 for the workshop (to cover your coffee & cake!)

Please book at MASG on T: 5470 6978

or email

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