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A Sustainable Christmas Lunch

Posted in Events by samgreen on November 30th, 2011

7 December , 2011
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

Photo by via flickr CC

‘Tis the season to be jolly wasteful, but how do we separate nativity from naivety when it comes to sustainability?  Join us for a Christmas lunch of tasty treats that won’t leave the planet more stuffed than last year’s turkey!

Date: Wednesday 7 December 2011, 12.30-1.30pm

Location: Reception Room, Maribyrnong Council Offices, cnr Hyde & Napier Streets Footscray

Bookings essential – please book online at or contact Council’s Sustainability Officer on 03 9688 0357 for more information

Your Money or Your Life

Posted in Events by samgreen on October 10th, 2011

16 October , 2011
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Photo by Rubbermaid Products via flickr CC

Based on the bestselling book ‘Your Money or Your Life’ , this session explores ways in which you can simplify your life and financial goals; align spending habits with personal values in order to save money, promote a sense of fulfilment and reduce consumer impact on the environment; and reduce over-consumption and clutter.

Date: Sunday 16 October 2011, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Blackwood Street Neighbourhood House, 114 Blackwood Street, Yarraville

Presenter: Grace Girardi, Maribyrnong City Council

To register for this session, please visit or for further information contact council’s Sustainability Officer on 9688 0357

Peak Oil Policy and Action Plan: Maribyrnong Council

Posted in Policies by Kate Archdeacon on October 19th, 2009

Source: Going Solar Transport Newsletter


Maribyrnong City Council has released a Peak Oil Contingency Plan that spells out the threats and shifts required by Council to achieve the same level of community service provision in times of reduced oil availability and subsequent escalated prices.  The Plan, prepared by the Institute for Sensible Transport, provides recommendations for boosting resilience to oil depletion, which include:

  • Introduce car pooling software, boost work from home options and encourage sustainable transport use and video conferencing facilities
  • Create opportunities for urban food production
  • Boost the proportion of Council budget dedicated to sustainable transport
  • Advocate to State and Federal Governments for improved public transport
  • Reduce demand for oil consumption across Council service areas.

Read more on the Council website.

Source: Going Solar Transport Newsletter