Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Next Meeting - Organic Food Gardening

Don’t forget that our next meeting will be held this Saturday, 23rd May from 1400-1600. For prospective members or interested people, please drop me an email me at the groups email address listed in the sidebar for the address details.

We will be focusing on growing your own food. In these troubled times, there is no better time to start your own veggie patch or patio garden, and reap the rewards of the sound investment of your own food security.

We will be getting our hands dirty, and everyone will get a small something to take home with them after the workshop.

I am looking forward to the afternoon. Also, members please remember to send all apologies to David by Thursday.

Kind regards,

Gavin Webber, President.

Monday, 11 May 2009

We Are A Legal Entity!

I received this in the mail today.  It is our Certificate of Incorporation!


This means that we can now be taken seriously (not that we haven’t been to date) and can apply for grants from various government bodies and institutions, which I am in the process of investigating and acting upon.  This will benefit any projects we deem appropriate for the group.


Friday, 8 May 2009

Media Release

Local Sustainability group open for new members

Melton Sustainable Living Group was recently formed to raise community awareness about the actions that individuals and business can take to lower their personal carbon footprint and to build local sustainability in water, energy, waste, transport and food production.

Last night (May 7th) the group held a community meeting at the Melton Community Hall and attracted more than 18 Melton Shire residents, who are keen to learn more about the simple actions that they could make to green up their lifestyle. Among the group were members of the Alternative Technology Association, people interested in community gardens and several people who are involved in Sustainability in their professional lives.

Commenting after the meeting, Melton Sustainable Living Group President Gavin Webber said: “The evening was a big success. It was great to share with other local like minded people ideas we all have for making our lives, and the lives of our families better - saving money and saving the planet. Most people want to take positive action in their own lives, we just need to work out how we do it. We plan to hold more public meetings to inform ourselves and others about how we can live sustainably and help the family budget.”

“New members are warmly encouraged to join and have their say as to what the group should focus on. There is interest in the group on installing solar panels and solar hot water, energy conservation, growing your own vegetables, retrofitting your house to save energy and lower your power bills,” Mr. Webber said.

Melton Shire residents interested in being involved can look at the groups’ web-site on www.meltonsustainablelivinggroup.blogspot.com or contact the group via email: meltonsustainablelivinggroup@gmail.com. “We would warmly welcome anyone who has similar interests,” Mr. Webber added.

The next meeting for potential new members of the group will be held on Saturday, 23rd May, 2-4pm. For details, contact the group via email.

For media enquiries contact:

Gavin Webber


Melton Sustainable Living Group

Short, but High Impact

I came across this video on a fellow green bloggers website.  It is short, to the point, and has a big impact (well it did for me). 

This is why I do what I do!

Don’t forget that the next meeting is tomorrow at 2-4pm being held at Teresa & David’s house.  Contact me via  meltonsustainablelivinggroup@gmail.com for the address details if you don’t have them.


Saturday, 2 May 2009

Awareness Meeting

Don’t forget the MSLG Awareness meeting being held on the 7th May 2009. Please refer to the poster below for details. Click to enlarge.

MSLG awareness meeting May 7th 2009, flyer

There will be two presentations, one by Gavin about his journey towards a sustainable lifestyle, and one from another group, who will hopefully talk about why and how they formed their group and what projects they have done. It should make for an interesting evening. How to see you, and any prospective members there.

Don’t forget to try and put up a few flyers on community notice boards during the weekend. Thanks!

Committee Elections

Last Sunday, at the MSLG 2nd meeting, our initial elections took place.  Here are the results of the election for the 5 available officers in accordance with our association rules;

President Gavin Webber
Treasurer David Suttie
Secretary David Hamilton
Ordinary Member (media) Kim Webber
Ordinary Member (vacant)

Congratulations to all those who volunteered and were elected.  It will be a busy year for all members!

The vacant post is available for nomination at the next meeting.