Welcome to the wattles

Welcome to the wattles

Walking through the bush at the moment, you can’t miss the yellow of Acacias flowering profusely. Acacias – commonly known as wattles – grow in different landscapes across the continent. With close to 1000 varieties they’re Australia’s largest plant...
Reducing waste during the pandemic

Reducing waste during the pandemic

Many Sustainable Macleod members are passionate about reducing waste. Some of us have a particular focus on food; others have their sights on plastic, paper and cardboard, chemical, textile, electronic and other categories of waste. During the pandemic, it’s become an...
Growing kohlrabi – king of the cabbages

Growing kohlrabi – king of the cabbages

What is kohlrabi? It is hard to imagine why kohlrabi is not cultivated more often as it is easy to grow, crops twice a year and is delicious raw or cooked. There are two types of kohlrabi in Australia – white (or light green) and the princely purple. Both grow a...
Greening your ride

Greening your ride

Given the growing interest in electric vehicles (EVs), you might be wondering exactly what the Australian government is doing to support their take up. The simple answer is that there is no support. The interest in EVs is clear. According to the Electric Vehicle...
A clean energy plan for Banyule

A clean energy plan for Banyule

Banyule City Council has released the Community Climate Action Plan, following feedback and submissions through the Shaping Banyule Portal on the BCC website. The Plan is intended to have the Council take the lead in “planning for, and responding to, climate...