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Banyule Urban Food Strategy

Banyule Urban Food Strategy

Ensuring our food future I think most of us take access to healthy, nutritious food for granted. We might be surprised to know that this is not the case for significant numbers of families in Banyule. In my interview with Kate Farrelly of BANSIC (Banyule Support and...

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Interview with Kate Farrelly of BANSIC

Interview with Kate Farrelly of BANSIC

I had the opportunity to interview Kate Farrelly, who leads the team at BANSIC. Kate is the Volunteer Manager. P: Kate, what is BANSIC? K: BANSIC stands for Banyule Support and Information Centre. We are an emergency relief organisation. Emergency relief is very broad...

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Volunteering in crisis!

Volunteering in crisis!

There has been growing concern among Banyule charities and groups who rely on volunteers, about the downturn in volunteering since the beginning of COVID-19 and more particularly, the lack of bounce-back this year. This led me to research what is happening more widely...

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Myths about Sustainable Macleod

Myths about Sustainable Macleod

Sustainable Macleod is nearly 11 years old. We were a small group back in 2011and there are just a few of the original members still involved. It is not surprising that myths and misunderstandings have grown up over the years. Time to set some of them right! Myth #1:...

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FOGO Waste Collection in Banyule

FOGO Waste Collection in Banyule

The kerbside green waste revolution coming soon A new waste management system is coming our way soon, with the start of the Food Organic and Garden Organic (FOGO) waste collection in the City of Banyule. From 4 July, food and garden waste will be collected every week....

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Jagajaga Volunteer Award recipients

Jagajaga Volunteer Award recipients

The annual Jagajaga Volunteer Awards which were presented on 2 April to 51 recipients including six members of Sustainable Macleod. Most recipients received awards for service to Jagajaga across a number of organisations. The awards were presented by our federal...

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Banyule Bicycle Strategy

Banyule Bicycle Strategy

Rising petrol prices, increased road congestion with the pandemic and the indisputable health benefits have all made cycling more popular than ever. Banyule City Council have released the Banyule Bicycle Strategy for 2022-2027, building on the 2010-2020 Bicycle...

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Get to know your committee

Get to know your committee

We recently held our annual AGM and voted in our committee for the coming year. Find out all about the newly elected committee and why they decided to get involved.Paul Gale-Baker - President I am grateful to be elected President of Sustainable Macleod for another...

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Macleod Vegie Swap resuming on 19 March

Macleod Vegie Swap resuming on 19 March

The General Meeting on Monday, 21 February voted to resume the Macleod Vegie Swap on Saturday, 19 March then the third Saturday of the month, as is our tradition. This is subject to volunteers being available to set the swap up. The meeting decided that to avoid...

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