The Hub Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation based in Castlemaine, Central Victoria. In our own small way we want to help tackle climate change, locally. Our biggest project was MASH (Mount Alexander Solar Homes Project), a solar panels bulk-buy offer for people who wanted to reduce their electricity bills and cut their CO2 emissions.
The Hub is an office and restaurant complex on the corner of Barker and Templeton Streets in Castlemaine. The owners, Neil and Heather Barrett, have been involved in climate change and renewable energy projects for many years. In May 2014, they established The Hub Foundation Castlemaine Ltd (a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee) to further their… Continue reading About The Hub Foundation
About Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine is a project of the Hub Foundation. Founders Heather and Neil Barrett initiated the project early in 2017 in response to yet another news item reporting on the horrifying impacts of plastic pollution on our ecology. Tackling single use plastic bag consumption is the ‘low hanging fruit’ of tackling consumption… Continue reading Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine
is a private project by founders of the Hub, Neil and Heather Barrett. Their vision is to create a new standard for sustainable living that fosters a sense of community and closer connection to nature. The Paddock eco village will be a beautiful place to live for people who enjoy a green lifestyle. It will… Continue reading The Paddock Eco Village