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The Group

Heather Cummins

Heather has lived in Castlemaine on Jaara Jaara Country since 2013. She teaches music locally and co-directs Resonance String Orchestra, a community music making initiative based in Woodend and Castlemaine.  Heather loves exploring the creeks, trees and wildflowers of the region with her two young boys, and is excited to be working with inspiring members of the Mount Alexander Shire community on the 100% Green Energy campaign –  one piece of the worldwide puzzle that is climate action work.

Frances Gall

Frances teaches and plays violin in Castlemaine. For six years she taught at Castlemaine Secondary College, and now teaches at her own studio and publishes music education resources together with Simon Veitch. She moved to Castlemaine ten years ago, and has been passionate about preserving and improving a clean sustainable environment for decades. A long-time member of ACF (Australian Conservation Foundation), she is excited to see the progress that our Mt Alexander community is making towards sustainability.

Fran Gleeson

Fran has been deeply concerned about climate change for 20 years. When her 6 year old grandson asked her if the world was sick and would it die, she decided to become more active. After helping Environment VIctoria during the 2018 State elections in Frankston, she moved to the Mt Alexander Shire where she discovered the many benefits of living in a country town surrounded by so much beauty. She is now committed to helping to make the transition to 100% renewables in the Shire a reality.

Simon Veitch

I am an educational publisher and software developer. I’ve been aware of problems we face, particularly environmental, and our too human part in them for way too long. Our collective energy use is a major issue bearing on this, a topic with consequences. I believe the shortest, maybe the only way to a better future, for everyone, is a path through involvement, awareness and education.