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CERES Excursions – An exciting addition to our cultural villages

Work on our new Indonesian Teaching space, “the Dapur”, has begun! We are thrilled and looking forward to offering visiting schools a fresh new teaching space at CERES. Check out our award-winning cultural programs and book your students Read more...
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CERES Training – VET Programs

Senior school students love our Horticulture and Hospitality programs! Whether getting hands dirty in the garden or keeping them clean in our commercial kitchen students are guaranteed to gain practical experience and transferable skills. We tailor programs Read more...
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Our Say – How Much is Nature Worth?

How much are the world’s ecosystems worth? $142.7 trillion annually (approximately). But if money really does talk the loudest, it’s time to start a conversation about how much our natural environment is actually worth because it’s diminishing Read more...
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Plastic Free July

Every piece of plastic which has ever been produced still exists on Earth somewhere. Australians alone send 1 million tonnes of plastic waste to landfill each year. To help us refuse single-use plastic, Plastic Free July is here to help! Members of Read more...
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What Inspires Me – Interview with Jim Mead

This month we interview Jim Mead, Schools Programs Coordinator at Greening Australia Vic. Read about how his connection with the environment started as a young boy growing up in Adelaide, and why the Toolbox conferences have been the biggest highlights Read more...
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MGC’s Annual Youth Environment Conference

24th July 2014

Event date : September 12, 2014

The theme for MGC's annual youth environment conference this year is 'Ecological Footprints'. There will be a combination of student and professional workshops, keynote addresses and panel discussions.

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What a Waste! – Aitken College Environment Conference

24th July 2014

Event date : August 28, 2014

Students (Year 9-12) and accompanying teachers are invited to Aitken College to take part in their 2014 Environment Conference! Up to 10 students per school. There will be keynote speakers and workshops

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Tree planting at Upper Yarra

22nd July 2014

As part of the Green Machine option on Wednesday afternoons students at Upper Yarra have planted about 400 native tubestock at the front entrance to the school and along Riversdale Road. Yarra Ranges council

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Cash for Containers

22nd July 2014

Container Deposits – Call to Action Governments including Victoria have been discussing a 10cent deposit/refund scheme for drink containers for over 10 years.  In that time, many issues have been

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January – June 2014 ResourceSmart Consortium Report

18th July 2014

This is the report for consortium members of ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic in the Northern, Eastern and Southern Metropolitan Education Regions of Melbourne. Lots of respect and appreciation to our amazing 69

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Indigenous Garden

17th July 2014

St Raphael’s primary school has a range of areas including the frog bog. The frog bog is an area where children can discover and learn about plants and animals. The frog bog contains a range of activities

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“Creating a possible future for humanity” – Student Leadership Day at VSSEC

17th July 2014

Event date : October 22, 2014

Students will be challenged and guided by expert facilitators through investigations and experiments which enable them to grapple with this question: "If we could no longer rely on Earth to provide us

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Glen Eira Native Bee Hotels

16th July 2014

In 2014, there was a combined sustainability community project between Rotary Club of Caulfield, Brentmoor Community Men’s Shed and 15 local Glen Eira schools. The Rotary Club of Caulfield displayed

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Photos of People Lying in 7 Days of Their Own Trash

16th July 2014

7 Days of Garbage is a series of portraits of friends, neighbours, and other acquaintances with the garbage they accumulate in the course of a week. Subjects are photographed surrounded by their trash

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Early Childhood – Inspiring Children’s Spirit of Stewardship

16th July 2014

Inspiring Children’s Spirit of Stewardship: A Toolkit for Families is a fantastic resource that helps families engage children in conservation activities.  The activities in this Toolkit (designed

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Fair Play Promotion

16th July 2014

As part of our Fair Play promotion, you can receive a discount on your Etiko Fairtraideshop and Jinta Sport purchases!

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Professor Peter Singer – The Point of View of the Universe

16th July 2014

Event date : July 25, 2014

Professor Singer will discuss a range of topics including animal rights, ethics, world poverty, climate change, and human life and death issues. The presentation will be followed by an interview with Peter

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AYCC’s Moreland Youth Sustainability Summit

16th July 2014

Event date : August 18, 2014

Take action to solve climate change! Join with one hundred young people from your area at a Start the Switch two day summit. Hear from inspiring speakers, learn about climate change and get skills to run

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Melbourne Victoria’s Meet the Scientists in National Science Week 2014

15th July 2014

Event date : August 19, 2014

During Melbourne Victoria's Meet the Scientists event, your students can meet museum scientists and find out about the amazing work they do in this one hour event. Aimed at Year 9 to 10 students.

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Course in ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic Assessment

14th July 2014

Event date : October 2, 2014

Educators and facilitators that are working with schools to embed sustainability into everything they do are invited to enrol in the two day accredited Course in ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic Assessment.

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Plastic Free July 2014

3rd July 2014

Every piece of plastic which has ever been produced still exists on Earth somewhere. Australians alone send 1 million tonnes of plastic waste to landfill each year. To help us refuse single-use plastic, Plastic

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Hanging with Al Gore

2nd July 2014

By Kirsty Costa – CERES Education Group Manager I walked into the Climate Reality Leadership training exhausted and brain-dead after a busy Term 3. I walked out inspired and filled with renewed energy

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Melbourne Water Incursion

26th June 2014

Last week, the Grades 3 and 4 attended an Incursion organised by Melbourne Water as part of our Water Module. Firstly, we looked at a small scale model of a landscape that had minimal buildings on it.

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CERES Elders become members of the Order of Australia

25th June 2014

We are excited to announce that CERES Elders Noel Blencowe and the late Eric Bottomley became members of the Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list.

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Waste Systems at Carey Donvale

24th June 2014

Carey Donvale’s Year 4 students efficiently manage the various waste systems and have been excited to receive the newest waste system – ‘Compost Cannons’. These cardboard cylinders

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