The Paddock involvement in Sustainable House Day coming up on 15th September will be putting all income earned from the $5 visitor fee into the cause pictured above. The Global Climate Strike on 20th September 2019. Learn more here>
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.
Live Lightly for a Safe Climate
The Hub Foundation has a fine tradition of supporting local artists and encouraging local action on climate change.
When it was time for a new mural, The Hub Foundation were drawn to the delightful and inspiring work of award winning local illustrator and author Trace Belle. “Trace’s work both inspires and informs, reflecting a vision of the world that is much needed at this time”, says Lucy Young coordinator of the mural project.
Many elements of ‘Live Lightly for a Safe Climate’ mural are present in Castlemaine, however, this mural is not specific to this town, or Dja Dja Wurrung country, rather it is meant to delight and inspire anyone, anywhere.
As Trace says in this short clip, she would love the image to live in many places, as a digital print, anything is possible and The Hub Foundation welcome enquiries from other communities who are interested in replicating the image in their own town/communities.
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