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Our Say – The truth behind the clothes you wear

Written by Michelle Sanahon. I’ve always been into fashion. Fashion Revolution Day this year prompted me to read about the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry, and I was shocked at what I discovered. It’s changed the way I Read more...

What Inspires Me – Interview with Irene Meredith

With the ResourceSmart Education Awards just around the corner, we thought it would be a good opportunity to do a throwback to last year’s awards and interview Irene Meredith from Manchester Primary School, 2014 ResourceSmart School of the Year! Read more...

CERES Outreach – CERES celebrates involvement in the New Schools PPP Project

CERES is excited to be partnered with Learning Communities Victoria for the delivery of 15 new schools as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s New Schools PPP project. This will be the largest new school building project in Victoria and will take Read more...

CERES Training – 8 week Sustainable Gardening Course

Spring has sprung and it’s time to come out from hibernation and into the garden! Our 8 week Sustainable Gardening course lends itself well to schools who are wishing to start their own edible garden or reinvigorate an existing one. 30 Sept 2015 Read more...

CERES Excursions – Enjoy the Merri Creek during Spring

Spring truly is a special time to come to CERES and watch our little part of the world evolve and change over Melbourne’s six seasons. Check out our water programs which include a Merri Creek walk, a popular program choice this time of year!   Read more...
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Outreach PD at Melbourne Zoo

8th October 2015

The Outreach team spent a day out of the office during the school holidays to visit the Melbourne Zoo. It was great to hear about Zoos Vic's campaigns and exciting programs for early years and schools...


Tree planting at Nossal to celebrate School Tree Day

7th October 2015

To celebration of Planet Ark’s School Tree Day, NEST (Nossal Environment and Sustainability Team) and students partaking in environmental science planted trees and shrubs around the school grounds. Assigned


‘Do More With Less’ Incursion for the Nossal Environment and Sustainability Team

7th October 2015

On Thursday the 7th of May, the organisation CERES (Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies) visited Nossal High School to run a ‘Do More with Less’ incursion. Alex from CERES

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FREE Sustainability and Cultural Education Day at CERES (for Catholic Schools)

6th October 2015

Event date : October 27, 2015

Catholic schools are invited to enjoy a free PD day with the Education Excursion team at CERES. Come along and experience our unique cultural education activities, and learn how to calculate your own impact

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What Inspires Me – Interview with Marcus Mulcahy

5th October 2015

CERES Education Interview with Marcus Mulcahy Year 5/6 Teacher, Carrum Primary School (5Star ResourceSmart School) Co-Coordinator of the Big Green Schools Conference with St Louis de Montfort’s School

Our Say - Oct 2015

Halloween and Sustainability – This is not a trick

24th September 2015

By Randy Mendez Outreach Educator Halloween is one of my most favourite holidays of the year. When else can you act out your inner rock star or super hero, and get ‘treats’ for the recognition of all



24th September 2015

A good example of recycling, and reusing these icecream containers for our compost worm towers in the school garden. A school wide competition was held to produce these wonderful images that are now on

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Walk to School Day

24th September 2015

Thursday 7th May saw a wonderful Walk to School Day. Sponsored by the local City of Boroondara they supplied a ‘smoothie bike’ that was a huge success and heavily in use with a range of healthy

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ResourceSmart students an inspiration for Victorians

23rd September 2015

Finalists have been announced for this year's ResourceSmart Education Awards, Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program that recognise Victorian schools, early childhood services, students and

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Mazenod newsletter article regarding solar panels

17th September 2015

Mazenod”s solar panel installation was celebrated 11/09/15 when the CEO of Sustainability Victoria, Stan Krepan officially opened the project at a college assembly.

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Introduction to ResourceSmart and CERES

17th September 2015

Sustainability at Mazenod 2015 saw the installation of 1076 solar panels across 8 of the 10 main school buildings. Throughout the course of the year, all solar panels have been fully connected and operating

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Biodiversity Audit

15th September 2015

The sustainability leadership team conducted our very first biodiversity assessment!!

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Bird Boxes Learning Story

9th September 2015

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CERES celebrates involvement in the New Schools PPP Project

4th September 2015

Cheers and champagne flowed in the CERES Education offices on Wednesday as the Premier announced our involvement in the New Schools Public Private Partnership Project.


Our Say: The truth behind the clothes you wear

3rd September 2015

By Michelle Sanahon. If you discovered the shocking social and environmental impacts of the clothes you wear, would you change the way you shop?

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What Inspires Me – Interview with Irene Meredith

1st September 2015

Interview with Irene Meredith, the passionate Sustainability Coordinator at Manchester Primary School (2014 ResourceSmart School of the Year)

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Our Energy Journey at James Cook

27th August 2015

Over the last two years James Cook Primary School has developed environmentally sound attitudes, habits and values in our school. Linking with our school value of respect ourselves, others and the environment,

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Cultivating Communities Garden Program at BVPS

26th August 2015

Cultivating Communities Cultivating Communities is our school program that we go to on Friday. The students in LN2 go into our school garden every Friday to learn how to care for our garden and plant vegetables

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Great Explorations Conference and Melbourne Families in Nature

25th August 2015

Event date : October 16, 2015

A unique professional development and nature play conference which will include engaging and thoughtful training on how to get kids back outside and connected with nature through story, play and explo...