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. Over 900 systems were installed in four years, up to April 2018. Because of other demanding activities, this project was passed over to the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance which is now running it very successfully.
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. The project was initiated 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 habits that are damaging… Continue reading Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine
is a private project by founders of the Hub, Neil and Heather. 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 comprise… Continue reading The Paddock Eco Village