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Sustainable Gardening in Moreland: Free resources & workshops

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 5th, 2012

10 November , 2012
10:30 amto12:30 pm

In collaboration with Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA), Moreland City Council have released a series of booklets on sustainable gardening that can be downloaded for free from their website.  As part of the release of the booklets, the council is offering gardening workshops from October through to January.  Places are limited so book early – the next workshop is a container-gardening session at Peppertree Place in Coburg on November 10.


Cogeneration Heat & Power System going ahead in Fawkner

Posted in Models by Kate Archdeacon on July 26th, 2012

Source: Moreland Energy Foundation (MEFL)

Image via Cummins Power Blog

From MEFL’s July e-bulletin:

Cogeneration comes to Fawkner

Following extensive feasibility studies and a tender process, installation of a cogeneration system at the Fawkner Leisure Centre precinct is about to commence. The project builds on the landmark Carbon Management Strategy developed in partnership between MEFL and Moreland City Council as part of the Moreland Solar City project.  MEFL has been involved in the Fawkner cogen project right from the start. We contributed research and advice to support the project and will provide investment funding of $500,000.

Moreland City Council has awarded Total Energy Solutions the contract to build and commission a 75-kilowatt natural gas-powered cogeneration (combined heat and power) system. It will supply low-carbon electricity to several buildings, including the Fawkner Leisure Centre, Fawkner Library and Senior Citizens Centre, Fawkner Neighbourhood House, and the soon-to-be-constructed CB Smith pavilion. Waste heat produced by the cogeneration system will provide heating for the leisure centre’s pool.

Construction has commenced and the system is expected to be operational by early 2013. It is estimated the plant will produce $37,000 in energy savings and reduce greenhouse gas emission by 540 tonnes annually.

Delivering Clean Energy Solutions: Info Session

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 2nd, 2011

3 September , 2011
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Photo by Stuck In Customs via flickr CC

Brunswick DCES Info Session

Interested in solar but find it confusing?

Delivering Clean Energy Solutions is a community bulk buy offering efficient, high quality and cost effective solar electricity and solar hot water systems. The DCES info session is your opportunity to meet the suppliers, have your questions answered and find out how to get the most out of your solar electricity or solar hot water system. DCES is project managed by MEFL on behalf of partners.

When: Sat 3 Sept, 10am-12pm
Where: Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Rd
RSVP for catering: or 9385 8526

Cycle Wise Training: Moreland

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 15th, 2011

26 March , 2011
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Date: Saturday 26th March, 2011
Time: 10am-12noon
Enrolments close: 18th March, 2011

Meeting place: Gilpin Park, Brunswick.
Cost: $25 / $10 special discounted fee for ZCM members (The ZCM campaign is free to join and open to all residents of Moreland. Participants may join at the workshop and receive the discount)
Group size: 4 – 8 people

Contact: Rosy on 0406 765 727 or email:

Summer Sustainable Transport Campaign: ZCM

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on February 10th, 2011

Source: Zero Carbon Moreland

Image: Cyclovia in Bogota on StreetFilms – see more at the Sustainable Transport Snapshots event

Zero Carbon Moreland are running a three month long sustainable transport campaign from Feb-April. Each month they will be emphasising a different transport theme – and in this month the theme is public transport and sustainable car use. See what information and events are on below and get involved!


Visit Zero Carbon Moreland for more information.

Moreland Bicycle Strategy (Draft): Feedback Welcome

Posted in Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on October 26th, 2010

Image: brionv via flickr ATT

The Draft Moreland Bicycle Strategy outlines a new vision for cycling in Moreland and proposes:

“To make the City of Moreland a great place to ride a bicycle – a place where new cyclists feel safe and the experience of riding is superior to driving a car.”

The strategy provides a detailed outline of how Council, working in partnership with the community and other agencies, will work to make this vision real over the next 10 years.  The Draft Moreland Bicycle Strategy provides additional background information, and identifies priority works that will make riding in Moreland more comfortable and more popular. It was developed in consultation with the community, using feedback from consultation events and comments from the Bicycle Advisory Committee.

Some of the Moreland Draft Bicycle Strategy includes actions for:

* Community engagement and social marketing activities to make cycling attractive to a wider range of people.
* Safety Audits for all existing shared paths, and upgrades including lighting to the Upfield Path.
* New bicycle routes linking Glenroy to Coburg, Broadmeadows and the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail.

The strategy is available for public comment. This feedback will help us form the final version of the bicycle strategy.  Email your comments and feedback to or send your feedback to:

Simon Stainsby
Moreland City Council
Locked Bag 10
Moreland, Victoria 3058

You can download a copy of the Draft Moreland Bicycle Strategy or view a copy at the following locations:

* Moreland Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg
* Brunswick Citizen Services Centre, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick, and
* Glenroy Citizen Services Centre, 796N Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy.

Office hours are 8.30 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday except public holidays.

Community Composting Project: Moreland

Posted in Models, Movements, Seeking by RoseT on October 9th, 2010

Image: sporkist via flickr CC

Do you live in the City of Moreland?  Moreland City Council is currently developing a community composting project comprising a network of “bring to” composting hubs across Moreland.  We envisage that the hubs will be located in residential streets, apartment blocks and community gardens.  The trial stage of the project has the potential to prevent 51 tonnes of food waste from going to landfill and 45.9 tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions in its first year.

We are looking for community groups and residents who are interested in participating in a variety of ways, such as by hosting a trial site, assisting with compost maintenance and/or being an end user of compost material.

Update September 15/09/13: This project is no longer seeking participants.

Community Power Program discontinued: Other Options

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on May 6th, 2010

Source: Moreland Energy Foundation

Community Power was a partnership program of Darebin, Whitehorse and Moreland City Councils and MEFL aiming to increase the uptake of GreenPower in the community.  The program, which ran from 2002 to 2010, assisted local households and businesses to take action on climate change by switching to GreenPower products endorsed by Community Power.

The GreenPower market has matured and grown since the inception of Community Power and there are now a large number of different offers available to the community.  As a result, recently we have found the low number of new households signing up to Community Power offers has not warranted the resources invested by the partner organisations.

For this reason, in March 2010, Moreland Energy Foundation and partners resolved to discontinue the Community Power program.  Residents who have signed up with a Community Power Energy Plan will not be affected by the finalisation of the program; their Energy Plan will remain valid.

If you would like to find out about some of the best GreenPower offers available to you, we encourage you to take a look at the Green Electricity Watch website, which rates accredited GreenPower products so you can make an informed choice.

Zero Carbon Moreland Business Program

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on March 31st, 2010

Source: Moreland Energy Foundation

Last year the business arm of Zero Carbon Moreland (ZCM) ran a range of successful environmental programs in collaboration with some of Moreland’s flagship organisations including RMIT and Yarra Trams.  This year, Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd (MEFL)  is putting the focus on small business and community organisations. Over 50 local businesses have already signed up to reduce their carbon emissions and we’re looking to recruit more. If you own a business in the Moreland area now is the time to take action, sign up and receive support to reduce your emissions and save money.

Check out the case studies of some current ZCM businesses. For more information and to join the ZCM business program contact Jason Cox on 9385 8585 or email

Brad Shone, Sustainable Cities Round Table, The Energy to Change, Wednesday 20th May 2009

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Virginia on June 9th, 2009

Brad Shone is from the Moreland Energy Foundation, who are committed in encouraging community action on greenhouse gas emissions. They work with the Moreland community in Melbourne to help people in all walks of life to make informed energy smart lifestyle choices. Some of the programs they are involved in are: solar bulk buying programs and providing workshops to educate the community on the effects of climate change and empowering people with the knowledge to make a difference.

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