The Moorabool Environment Group works for ecological sustainability and environmental awareness, locally and globally
We are an Incorporated Association concerned with environmental issues in the Moorabool Shire of Victoria, Australia. The Moorabool Shire has a population of around 27,000 people, and includes the towns of Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and 40 other small communities.
The biggest issue facing Moorabool community over the last few years has been the brown coal Exploration License held by Mantle Mining in and around Bacchus Marsh. Check out our No New Coal Bacchus Marsh page for more details or the campaign's ongoing facebook page.
We had a 100 mile dinner... then a 50km dinner... now, thanks to The Plough at Myrniong, we're bringing you the 25km dinner. All ingredients sourced within 25km of the venue! How's that for low food miles? Bookings with the venue are required, click here to book. See below for flyer and menu (click to enlarge image).
2016 Annual Photographic Competition - click here for details of the winners.
Some of the other activities we create and participate in are:
- A quarterly email newsletter. Subscribe here.
- Providing information for the general community, (eg. Western Water have a great resource called Home Harvest. Check it out here).
- Solar Information sessions
- Photographic competition
- Local produce dinner (2015 was a four course Vegetarian Dinner at The Plough)
- Spring Garden Workshops (for eg keeping chooks, starting a worm farm & successful composting)
- Monthly Produce Swap in Bacchus Marsh
- Cloth Nappy Library
- Tree planting with various Friends and Landcare groups and Grow West
- Public Information sessions (for eg on Health issues surrounding open cut coal mines)
- Lobbying to Government and other relevant parties regarding mining development in the area
- Liaison with other environmental organisations
- Clean Up Australia events