The Sustainability Group has over 1000 voting members: local people taking action to combat climate change. We employ four staff, supported by volunteers at the MASG office in Castlemaine, central Victoria.
Our members are householders and local schools, businesses, and community organisations. MASG staff and dozens of volunteers are working on positive responses to climate change and peak oil; and are seeking ways to get renewable energy systems in place in this region. Castlemaine is close to the centre of Mount Alexander Shire, home to around 18,000 people and 120km north west of Melbourne. Our initial focus is on reducing our carbon emissions through improving energy efficiency and increasing the supply of renewable energy.