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Council Candidates 2020 and their Sustainability Priorities for the City of Melton

Recognising the important role that local governments are playing around the world in tackling our sustainability challenges, we wanted to share the sustainability priorities the City of Melton Councillor candidates. In 2020 we have 37 Melton candidates vying for Councillor positions across our three wards. We invited them to complete our survey, so we can share their positions on this issues with you.  We appreciate the efforts of these locals standing up to represent us, and special thanks to the 17 candidates who have filled out the survey so far (we will update this in the next few days if we get more). We are not endorsing or ranking these candidates - just providing them the opportunity to share their priorities and what sorts of initiatives they will champion if elected. Candidates are listed by ward in the order that they replied to the survey (earliest to latest).   While there are many areas we could focus on, we selected a few priority areas shared by Melton Sustainable Livi
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sustainbility tour of Melton library this Saturday

This coming Saturday (26 October '13) the Melton Sustainable Living Group are having a bumper meeting - first a tour of the sustainability features of Melton's new library, then a workshop to plan our future events! We will kick off at 10am with the sustainability features tour, run by Kellie from Melton City Council. After some morning tea, we will then get into planning our future events. We welcome your enthusiasm, ideas and offers, including joint activities with other local groups. If you would like to join the group, please email Patrick (our secretary) at

Outcome of AGM

We had a great turn out for the Group AGM yesterday at Kim & Gavin's place. A huge vote of thanks was given to them and David for their work over the past few years, along with Stacey and Michael (the 2012/13 committee's ordinary members). Gavin, Kim and their family are taking a break from the group for the next year, but we hope to see them at an activity in the near future. We elected a new committee for 2013/14: Stacey W (president), Jan M (Treasurer), Patrick Mc (Secretary), Jonathan C and Mandie M (ordinary members). The committee have their first meeting next weekend, and will soon be in contact with members to arrange the new calendar of activities. If you have any questions, feel free to email the group or leave us a comment below.

MSLG 2013 AGM - Sat 27 July, 2pm

Hi Members and friends,   Based on a survey of members, we have chosen Saturday 27 July at 2pm to hold the AGM for the Melton Sustainable Living Group.   We are delighted that nearly all members are continuing with the group, and that we have nominations for all committee positions in 2013/14 (more nominations are still welcome).   We will be sending the nominations list shortly, along with some other information. If you have any questions, just leave a comment or send us an email.    

Current Meeting Information

"It doesn't cost the Earth to be green."   The members of Melton Sustainable Living Group believe in changing the world by thinking globally, but by acting locally. The MSLG brings sustainable living to Melton Shire ensuring a cleaner, greener and more resilient community for all. The MSLG meets once a month, every 3 rd Saturday, to exchange ideas, harvests, produce, and discuss sustainable living projects. The group provides practical knowledge and experience via workshops, about how to lower personal emissions, energy efficiency, growing your own food garden, renewable energy, frugal living, soap making, preserving food, composting, worm-farming, rainwater harvesting and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle). In addition to monthly meetings, public presentation or workshop nights are held mid month on a Wednesday, to educate members and friends about current environmental issues facing our society.  Details can be found in the Melto

MSLG Mozzarella Workshops

by Gavin Webber I find teaching people new skills exciting and very satisfying.  Saturday was no exception.  This workshop was offered to members of the Melton Sustainable Living Group and if we were desperate for numbers, it was going to be open to friends.  However it turned out to be so popular that we had 12 interested members within a week.  I offered my services for free and each student paid $15 to cover organic milk costs and ingredients. As I mentioned in my last post, I split the workshop participants in half, and I taught two back to back mozzarella cheese making workshops, the first from 10am - 12pm, then a break and the next from 2pm - 4pm.  Both classes were fully booked, however we had a late cancellation for the first class. You can see the setup below.  This is the undercover area just at the entrance to the house.  Nice and clean and out of the weather. You can see six small camp stoves, rubber gloves, and clean tea towels to place their utensils onto.