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Big Idea 2014: the Year for Climate Action
Ban Ki-moon,
Secretary-General of the United Nations

My big idea is not new. Nor is it, in the larger sense, mine. But it is an idea that will be one major focus of my work next year, and one in which I believe deeply. In 2014, we must turn the greatest collective challenge facing humankind today – climate change – into the greatest opportunity for common progress towards a sustainable future. Next year is the year for climate action. -> To see the rest of his essay, click here.

The Price of CARBON...

Your Carbon Price

Check out this clip from the Climate Institute

if you want to know how the carbon price will impact you.

The Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. Have a look at the website... watch this utube clip

An Aboriginal Perspective -

Fran Bodkin
D?harawal woman & collector of the Sydney Region Aboriginal stories.
Read more... fran bodkin

... What's Happenin'...

Upcoming Event:

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

Past Events:

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 :

Virtual MCN Candidate Forum for Victorian State Elections, Eildon Electorate - Results