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Our Mission

β€œTo forward the objective of 100% renewable energy use in Mount Alexander Shire and inspire and encourage community focus by telling the stories of projects in our towns and surrounds.” 

We acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which we gather and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

Phil at The Mill in Castlemaine tells the story of The Mill’s transformation to
100% clean energy

Dr Louisa Hope from the Mostyn St Medical Clinic in Castlemaine describes how moving to 100% clean energy saved time & money and made everything safer & more efficient

Castlemaine Secondary College students, well known for their outstanding climate action campaigns, used this video to win solar panels for their school! Read what they are up to now as they argue for a lowering of the voting age so they can have an even louder voice.
More information on the Great Schools page

Nioka Mellick, student at Castlemaine Secondary College

Totally Renewable Yackandandah

Totally Renewable Yackandandah gathers in the narrow wooded valley alongside the Yackandandah and Commissioners Creeks.

Electrify 2515

Grassroots plan to ‘electrify’ northern Wollongong suburb promoted as Australian-first

A pilot program to “electrify” households on the northern beaches of Wollongong could be a world first and act as a proving ground to save billions in future energy costs while radically reducing household emissions.


This project is supported by the Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Community Grants Program

photography: Craig Gaston & Kate Meade, Eve Lamb Midland Express
website: Fran Gleeson, Simon Veitch
poster: OK Maude

Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change
in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.

– David Attenborough

‘Efficiency’ is doing things right. ‘Effectiveness’ is doing the right things.

Peter Drucker