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School Projects

Biodiversity at Currawong Bush Park

May 28, 2015,    By: Park Orchards Primary School

Year 3 Park Orchards Primary School students took part in a sustainability day at Currawong Bush Park run by Manningham Council. The Year 6  Sustainability leaders also joined them for a great day of learning and hands on activities. See the attached document to find out more.


Interview about Waste

May 24, 2015,    By: Wantirna Primary School

Recently, two of our Senior Students conducted an interview with Lisa Loulier from the Knox Council. Lisa has provided much advice and assistance over the past 8-12 months so it was decided interviewing her would be a great way to find out what more our school could do to reduce waste. The kids were really [...]


Clean Up Day

May 18, 2015,    By: St Andrews Christian College

CLEAN UP DAY As part of the school’s Sustainability Education Program, the Year 8 students were involved in a “Clean Up” activity on Thursday, 26th February 2015. The objective of the activity was to instil in our students the value of making a positive difference to our environment and help them understand that each of [...]


Energy Audit

May 18, 2015,    By: Plenty Parklands Primary

ENERGY AUDIT On the 17th of May two group of year 4’s, 5’s & 6’s came around the classrooms and took some readings about electricity. Those readings along with some other information will help us save more money and reduce the amount of waste we pollute into the air. These readings show that our school [...]


Nude Food Day

May 18, 2015,    By: Plenty Parklands Primary

On Wednesday 25th April Plenty Parklands PS held their first \”Nude Food Day.\” The term \”nude food\” refers to food that does not come in wrappers and packaging. By choosing \”nude food\” we can help reduce the amount of waste we create and help keep our school and community beautiful. To raise awareness for this [...]


Worm Farm

May 13, 2015,    By: Brunswick South West Primary School

Thanks to a group of parents, who have been gardening with our students, the worm farm is now ready for action.


Osborne’s Kitchen Garden

May 13, 2015,    By: Osborne Primary School

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program has successfully been running at Osborne for over 3 years. In the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program children across years 3 to 4 spend a minimum of 40 minutes per week in an extensive vegetable garden that they have helped design and build, and which they maintain on the [...]

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Green Team Earth Day Energy Audit

May 8, 2015,    By: Auburn South Primary School

On Earth Day (Wednesday 22nd April) some of the Green Team members conducted an energy audit with Mark from Planet Savers. To find out more, read: Green Team Energy Audit Newsletter.

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ResourceSmart in Early Childhood

May 4, 2015,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

CERES Outreach Education is increasing its reach in the Early Childhood sector following on from a successful pilot for Sustainability Victoria in 2013-14.

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Clean Up Australia

May 4, 2015,    By: Narre Warren South P-12 College

Students spent their class time cleaning up the school grounds and recording the different type/materials of waste which litters our school! Students were shocked as to how much litter our school produces, and how much is littered as opposed to put into the bin!

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What Inspires Me – Interview with Caitlin MacDonald (2015 Young Environmental Achiever of the Year in the Shire of Yarra Ranges)

May 3, 2015,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

This month we feature Caitlin MacDonald, an inspiring Year 10 student at Mater Christi College and winner of the 2015 Young Environmental Achiever of the Year Australia Day awards for the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

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Kitchen Gardens for Schools and the Community with Justin Calverely

May 3, 2015,    By: CERES Education – Training Team

Join Justin Calverley, qualified Landscape Designer and learn how to design and create kitchen gardens for your school or community.

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Closing the Food Waste Loop

May 3, 2015,    By: CERES Education – Excursions Team

Food waste is one of the biggest environmental issues facing our planet today. The average Australian throws out 178kg of UNEATEN food per year, which equates to 4 million tonnes of uneaten food!

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Our Say – Reflections on a Plastic Free July

May 3, 2015,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

In 2014 the CERES Outreach Team and friends participated in Plastic Free July. In the lead up to the 2015 Plastic Free July, I’ve been reflecting and here’s a story about how I approached Plastic free July.

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Year 6 Story

May 1, 2015,    By: Doncaster Gardens Primary School

Year 6 recently visited two off school sites to learn about different marine environments, the issues faced by these environments and what we can do to help. At the aquarium we learnt about a number of different environments and the issues face by these environments. Guides were able to explain these to our students. They [...]

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CERES Global are heading to Indonesia in June!

April 30, 2015,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Are you a school teacher wondering how to spend the term holidays at the end of June 2015? We’re looking for teachers to come and join us on our trip to Indonesia to engage with teachers from the Cipanas community.

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Washing Against Waste

April 23, 2015,    By: Chatham Primary School

Chatham Primary school held its very successful biennial School Fair on Saturday, 28th February 2015.  This Fair is our School’s pre-eminent fund raiser and not only brings past and present students and their families together, it brings the whole neighbourhood and community together.  On offer at this year’s Fair was the biggest selection yet of [...]

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Earth Hour Concert

April 22, 2015,    By: St. Monica’s College

Here is a brief summary of how we celebrated Earth Hour in 2015

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Primary Sensory Garden

April 22, 2015,    By: Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School

How we turned a “backy yard” environment into a sensory garden for primary years students at Mt. Evelyn Special Developmental School.


Australian Food

April 22, 2015,    By: Huntingdale Primary School

Last year the school promoted buying Australian food to reduce the cost to the environment through unnecessary transportation of food, producing green house gasses. We encourage the community to support this at home by purchasing Australian food.