Mudgee District Environment Group (MDEG) began meeting in 1989 to highlight global issues like climate change, deforestation and recycling under the theme ‘think globally, act locally’. Our activities have included membership of Council committees, taking part in biodiversity surveys, bush regeneration, tree planting, public meetings, information stalls and supporting national and state environmental campaigns. More recently we’ve focused on the environmental and social impacts of expanding coal mines and the need to protect areas like The Great Dripping Wall from subsidence from adjacent mines.
MDEG performs a wide range of activities in the region. These activities are based on our aims and fall under the following special focus areas:
Biodiversity – Ecology, threatened species survival, bush regeneration.
Energy – Renewable energy and energy efficiency in households, business, industry and the community.
Mining – Mining impacts, proposals and policies, best practice, contribution to global warming.
Water – Water use and efficiency in households, business, industry and the community.
We welcome new members to join in our current activities aiming specifically to make Mudgee more sustainable. Our members perform a wide range of activities so no matter what your experience is there will be some way you can contribute. If you are interested in joining please contact us on m:0427920887 or see our membership page at http://mdeg.org.au/membership/
Of course, we don’t do all this alone! MDEG works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals. For example, we are a member of the Nature Conservation Council (NCC) which represents more than 160 community organisations with a combined membership of over 60,000 individuals. NCC is the leading advocate for Nature in New South Wales and is a force for positive change. Together we are committed to protecting and restoring the unique natural environment of our state.
Our regional umbrella group is Central West Environment Council (CWEC) which represents conservation groups and individuals working to protect the local environment for future generations.
We also work with the National Parks Association of New South Wales, Rylstone District Environment Society, Rivers SOS, Bylong Valley Protection Alliance, Running Stream Water Users Association, and Our Land, Our Water, Our Future.
Why not be part of this positive push? Come and say hello at Gulgong Market Saturday 28th April! Help us Save The Drip by signing our petition, and grab some raffle tickets while we chat. We would love to see you!