Zero Net Emissions by 2025

News Digest: Sept 8th 2006

Posted on 8 September 2006 by e-news

A brief summary of news and events. For further details contact the office on (03) 5470 6978


  1. Monthly MASG Quick and Clean Friday evenings: Catch up on the workings of MASG projects & working groups in a one hour gathering. First Friday of the Month. Friday October 6th, 5.30-6.30pm @ MASG offices.
  2. Meeting with Stephano Del Piero, Candidate for the North West Upper House. Friday September 8th. To discuss his position on sustainability issues.
  3. Deputation to Mount Alexander Shire Council on September 5th a briefing to Council on the Carbon Neutral State Festival 2007 and a proposal for Council to “twin” with the Carbon Neutral town of Ashton Hayes in England. Contact the office if you would like a copy or read the deputations. For information on Ashton-Hayes see

MASG Events

  1. Renewables/industrial energy group will meet again on Thursday September 14th at the MASG offices.
  2. Castlemaine Community House Spring Ball goes Carbon Neutral. September 16th We will be collating travel information and staffing an information table. Contact Dean on 54 70 6978 for more information
  3. Ride to work October 4th. Start organizing your workplace now. Posters are out for this MASG joint sponsored event. Contact Bronwyn for more information on 54706978 or
  4. WORKSHOP: Put Your MP on the Hot Seat: Lobby your MP on Greehouse. A workshop with Trish Phelan to enable you to meet and lobby your member in lead up the state election in November. In partnership with Environment Victoria Climate Change Campaign. THURSDAY 21st September, 2 sessions: 2pm and 7.30pm @ MASG offices. Bookings through MASG office 54 70 6978 or
  5. Growing Veggies in stage 4 water restrictions. MASG is keen to see if we can initiate a series of workhops on this with Coliban Water. If you are interested contact the MASG office 5470 6978.

Other News

Leaving the “dirty” politicians behind. Individuals, corporations and state governments are going ahead with projects to reverse climate change despite lack of support from the US and Australian government. California is passing legislation to increase renewable energy targets to 30 per cent and nine states in the North East of the USA are establishing their own carbon trading network. Europe’s carbon economy is now worth more than twenty billion dollars each year. See

Other Events: Please note these events or information sources are not MASG endorsed and are for members information only.

  • Castlemaine Landcare Group planting bee. Community Tree planting in the Happy Valley area. Sunday 10th of September 10am-2pm; for details contact Robin Haylett: phone 5470 6630 or George Ryan: phone 5470 6004.
  • Goldfields LETS Monthly Trading Second Thursday of the Month (next one October 12 2006) 5 pm – 7 pm Castlemaine Botanical Gardens (barbeque area near the Highland Pipe Band hall) Contact: Secretary Steve 5472 3506. PO Box 743 Castlemaine VIC 3450
  • Beyond Nuclear Initiative: program of presentations and workshops September 15-16th State Library Melbourne. See

“There is no bigger problem than climate change. The threat is quite simple; it’s a threat to our civilization”

Professor Sir David King Chief Scientific Advisor to H.M. Government; United Kingdom.

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