... What's Happenin'...

Upcoming Event:

Community Energy
- Affordable and Secure Energy

Matthew Charles-Jones
Community Energy Projects in NE Victoria

Ben McGowan
The Benefits of a Community Energy Retailer

Dr Tony Richardson
The Taggerty MicroGrid

Panel Discussion

Public Workshop and AGM
Saturday, 28 April 2018, 2 pm - 4.30 pm
RSL Hall, Alexandra
see Annual Report 2017 here

For catering purposes, RSVP until 26 April
(ring or text Rita on 0411 168 840 or

Gold coin donation appreciated. All Welcome!

Past Events:

The Taggerty MicroGrid:
What is it and how can Taggerty households participate to reduce their
electricity bills?

Tuesday, 13. March 2018, 7 pm
Taggerty Hall

Presenter: Dr Tony Richardson

Free Info Session for Taggerty residents & sign-up for participation

Energy Freedom
The Taggerty Community-Owned MicroGrid

Saturday, 16 December 2017
4pm - 6pm Taggerty Hall

Presentation by:
Dr Tony Richardson

Q&A facilitated by:
Peter McKernan, Electrical Engineering

Free Sausage Sizzle, BYO drinks
For catering purposes, RSVP until 14.December
(ring or text Rita on 0411 168 840 or

Gold coin donation appreciated. All Welcome!

People Power - How are Aussie towns going 100% renewable?

Saturday, 20 May, 2pm
RSL Hall Alexandra

Guest speakers:

Denis Ginnivan
Totally Renewable Yackandandah

Jeff Wilmot
Seymour & Strathbogies pumped hydro community energy project

Living off the Grid

A Show&Tell presentation of a hybrid off-grid system
Hosts: Sue & Rob Clements, Taggerty


Rob Clements, Heath Macalister and Peter McKernan
12. March 2017

For more information and a technical report, please click on "EVENTS" in

the menu bar and select "
Past Events".

Candidate Forum for the Federal Elections - Electorate of Indi

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 2 pm - 4 pm
Alexandra Town Hall
All Welcome! gold coin donation appreciated.

Expert Talk:

Breaking Free from the Grid!
Managing energy usage and supply to reduce costs for your household and business

Peter McKernan and Andrew Cooper

Guest speakers on energy efficiency measures and new technologies

Friday, 4th December 2015, 6 pm
Alexandra RSL Hall

Down and Dirty - Direct Action
"Soil Health"

Murrindindi Climate Network AGM and Guest Speaker
Andrew Mc Kernan
Secretary of the Victorian Tree Industry

Sunday, 29 March 2015, at 11 am
Y Water Discovery Centre, Yea
Free community event
RSVP for catering purposes
(call 0411 168 840, or email:

Andrew McKernan, scientist in Arboriculture and Secretary of the Victorian Tree Industry Organisation will present ways to restore soil life from the scale of a vegetable garden through to broad acre farming. Andrew will look at the things we can do that help soils to come alive and sequester carbon. He will examine how microscopic organisms can help restore our climate while improving soil health and even human health.

For more information about this presentation, click here

Over the past months, MCN members have helped to generate a list of questions. Based on these, an editorial group from the MCN board has put together a survey that was submitted to all candidates of the Eildon Electorate.

To see the answers that the candidates of the Eildon Electorate have sent back, click here.

Free wireless Energy Use Monitors !

for local businesses in the Marysville & Triangle area and the Yea district area (postcode 3717).
Contact Peter McKernan by email
by the end of July 2014
for more information visit our July newsletter here.

"Greening Your Business"
a MCN film documentary featuring businesses from Marysville and Yea districts now on YouTube, here

The film documentary is part of the Green Business Assessment Program conducted by MCN with funding from EPA Victoria since 2011. The program included free assessments at 40 sites (mostly businesses, two schools and public buildings).

Ask to join our Facebook group
the name is simply -
"Murrindindi climate network"

Monday 7 April 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Assoc. Prof. Mark Diesendorf "Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change"
Lecture Theatre S3 (Building 25), Monash University, Clayton Campus View the abstract of his presentation here
Friday, 14 February 2014 MCN AGM
with special presentations on

Coal Seam Gas -
undermining productive farmland?
Dr. Gavin Mudd, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Monash University
Fern Hames, Arthur Rylah Institute
for more information, go to past events.

Past big event in 2012 was the MCN AGM and the
Inauguraul Movie viewing of
"Greening your Business"
Report - Check it out here past events

Have you heard of
Alexandra Buy Swap Sell and
Yea Buy Swap Sell?
There are a FaceBook Group committed to recycling
and supporting reuse & recycle.
Ask to join (you need a Facebook account)

Murrindindi has a Freecycle?Network.

Freecycle? is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer.
Membership is free. Have a look at the website :