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Duratrack railway sleepers provide sustainable alternative

On the road to creating a circular economy, reusing plastic waste is a top priority for innovation. Integrated Recycling has created one solution by turning plastics from Mildura farmers into Duratrack railway sleepers. Stephen Webster, [...]

Salvaging to be sustainable in Castlemaine

Anna Winneke, owner of The Salvage Yard in Castlemaine, is teaching the next generation about the benefits of salvaging old building materials. Salvaged materials have a lower carbon footprint than newly manufactured and recycled materials [...]

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Heat heroes

The Goldfields Employment and Learning Centre (GELC) Neighbourhood House in Maryborough protected community members from harsh weather this past summer by providing a ‘Heat Retreat’. Some people do not have safe protection from the high [...]

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Podcast brings science and community action together

Alison Hanly is the Mount Alexander Shire resident behind ‘Saltgrass’, a podcast with a focus on tackling climate change in her local community. An interest in sustainability in her personal life combined with a passion [...]

Project preparing Eucalypts for climate change

A climate-ready revegetation project and trial at Nardoo Hills Reserve near Wedderburn is progressing to a stage-two planting this year. The collaborative experiment between conservation not-for-profit Bush Heritage Australia and environmental not-for-profit Greenfleet aims to [...]

Community farming improving local food security

COMMUNITY farming is a growing practice that offers many benefits for farmers and the local area, providing people with an accessible avenue to set up a farming business while also creating fresh, healthy, and local [...]

Community Water Bank: Building Resilience for Small-Scale Community Regenerative Farming

It couldn’t be a more critical time to be investing in some innovative solutions to water security for our regional communities. Food Next Door Co-op are honoured to have received support from the Department of [...]

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