MASG are guided by the economics of the Blue Economy, which identifies cascading systemic models where:
‘Nature offers space for companies and entrepreneurs that create more from less. Blue Economy supports these innovations and offers them a platform.’
MASG are committed to working across business, industry and with local residents to see the following steps achieved together, moving towards a local sustainable economy and clean energy future for our children:
• Identify totality of potential renewable energy resources in shire e.g. Community Renewables Projects: Local Asset Mapping, Community Wind and Solar Project research and Waste to energy pre feasibility studies.
• Encourage and support energy efficiency across business, industry and lifestyle through providing information, resources and consultation. e.g. Sustainable Living and Enterprise.
• Waste Reduction – Upcycling and recycling initiatives e.g. Wasteless up cycling and online reverse garbage, Wash Against Waste Trailer and Education Programs.
• Respond and innovate with the local community and across the Shire.
We will continue to update this page, with how the Blue Economy relates to MASG’s approach to working with the local community. Here is a good introductory definition of the philosophy behind the Blue Economy:
‘The Earth’s limited resources pose “carrying capacities” for populations of species – the number of individuals an environment can sustain. Yet through efficient use of resources and energy, and evolving clever mechanisms to adapt to and overcome environmental conditions and challenges, ecosystems have maximised the sustainable sizes of diverse populations. Nature constantly increases its efficiency and has proven to be the most economic actor of our planet.
The first industrial revolution lead to modern day pollution; the second industrial revolution allowed humans to grasp the extent of threat this destruction poses to our own lives: we have recklessly passed our carrying capacity. The general public feels helpless in finding a way out. Human production and consumption patterns are no longer sustainable.
Numerous examples around the world prove that we can imitate nature’s designs, perfected over millions of years, in our own production – using the waste of one product as the input for another. These innovations will revolutionize the industries they are applied in, making consumption of those products a positive action. Thus, it will become possible to live in a sustainable way, responding to all basic needs for water, food, energy, health and shelter. Thinking in systems and cycles, we become witness to the dawn of the 3rd industrial revolution!’
Read more about the Blue Economy here: