Environment

Wararack to launch climate plan

In response to the climate crisis, local coalition Wararack is launching a shire-wide, community-led effort to establish regenerative ways of living.
Members of Harcourt Valley Landcare want the council to conduct a thorough biodiversity assessment of the area as part of the council's strategic planning for the area.

Harcourt community calls for a thorough biodiversity audit

Residents of Harcourt are calling for Mount Alexander Shire Council to commit to a thorough assessment of the valley’s plants, animals and ecosystems.Led by...

‘Don’t NAB our future’: students protest outside bank

The students are part of the movement, School Strikes for Climate, an Australia-wide student-led group of young people, united by their concern for the future of the planet.

Petition against weed killer

Community concerns over Mount Alexander Shire Council policy on the use of glyphosate and other chemicals as a weed killer have led to a petition being presented to the council.

Newstead solar farm project gets underway

Construction of Renewable Newstead's solar farm began on Tuesday with a welcome to country from Dja Dja Wurrung and Wamba Wamba woman Cassandra Lewis.
Central Victorian artist Helen Seligman is pictured hanging her exhibition 'Renewal' in the Phee Broadway Theatre/Library foyer.

‘Renewal’ raising funds for climate

Respected Central Victorian printmaker Helen Seligman is set to unveil an exhibition of her latest works at Castlemaine's Phee Broadway Theatre foyer in the...
Mostyn Street Clinic's Dr Louisa Hope has joined Doctors for the Environment and is helping to lead the initiatives at the local clinic.

Local doctors clinics working towards being carbon neutral

Local medical clinics are doing their best to address climate change and reduce their impact on the environment.

Outcry at nest hollow tree felling: residents question DELWP procedure

Important seasonal nesting hollows were destroyed when two large old trees in Castlemaine in recent days, local bird and wildlife experts say.

The Lake of Scars: NAIDOC week screening part of event-packed weekend

A special NAIDOC Week screening of The Lake of Scars happens 4.30pm on Sunday, July 3, at Theatre Royal Castlemaine, as part of the Castlemaine Documentary...

Chance to help clean up Australia

Eve Lamb All who like seeing Castlemaine and surrounds clean and litter-free will have a top chance to help make it happen when Clean Up...
Action stations. Captain James Brook is pictured at the helm of the M/V Ocean Warrior. Photo: Sea Shepherd.

Local on the frontline of ocean conservation

The ocean is not often synonymous with Castlemaine but local resident James Brook has devoted over a decade to protecting it, serving as Captain...

Battery pledge for Maldon

Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen and Bendigo Federal MP Lisa Chesters visited Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on Monday to announce an...

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