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CERES celebrates involvement in the New Schools PPP Project

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

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

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

By Michelle Sanahon. If you knew the shocking social and environmental impacts of the clothes you wore, would you change the way you shopped?

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What Inspires Me – Interview with Irene Meredith

September 1, 2015,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

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


Our Energy Journey at James Cook

August 27, 2015,    By: James Cook Primary School

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, we are working towards becoming a 5 Star accredited Resource Smart AuSSI Vic school. We have endeavoured to educate our students, staff and […]

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Wildlife Warriors – Australian habitats and the animals that live in them

August 26, 2015,    By: Broadmeadows Valley Primary School
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Cultivating Communities Garden Program at BVPS

August 26, 2015,    By: Broadmeadows Valley Primary School

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 and fruits. Ben teaches us about composting and taking care of the garden. We have learnt about what plants […]


Tree Day

August 19, 2015,    By: Auburn South Primary School

Tree day was on 24th of July 2015, The Green Team baked cookies at lunch time down at the Kitchen Garden with Andrea’s help. Karen had set up the ingredients for us to make ANZAC cookies, chocolate chip cookies and gluten free cookies. It was our thank you for all the volunteers who had given […]

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August 19, 2015,    By: Dandenong High School

KIDS took control of classrooms at Silverton Primary School for a day. The Noble Park North school hosted its fourth annual Kids Teaching Kids conference on Friday 12 September, and was attended by Dandenong High School students.

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City of Dandenong Sustainability Awards and DHERT Students

August 19, 2015,    By: Dandenong High School

A student’s piece about the school’s environmental group and their sustainability award win.


Earth Hour Day

August 14, 2015,    By: William Ruthven Primary School

On the last day of Term 1, William Ruthven Primary School celebrated Earth Hour Day. Our environmental leaders helped students around the school with their activities and taught them more about being more conscious of how they use electricity.

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August 12, 2015,    By: Brunswick South West Primary School

Images from Brunswick South West Primary School’s school gardens.

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Getting rid of old Clothes

August 11, 2015,    By: Huntingdale Primary School

Thursday 10th September The Southern Cross Recycling van will be coming to the school to collect any old clothes, sheets, books and toys you want to get rid of. Start cleaning out those cupboards and bring anything to school on Thursday 10th September.

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The Start Of St Brendan’s Journey

August 7, 2015,    By: St. Brendan's Primary School

Our school is 19 years old and has been established on old orchard fields that were donated by a local parishioner in the area. It is a flat area that virtually is a blank page ready for planting. We would like to represent the history of this area by planting a small apple orchard and […]



August 7, 2015,    By: Huntingdale Primary School

The school will no longer be collecting the plastic in the library. However there is GREAT NEWS!!! Coles and Woolworths offer the same service for free. Please collect all your plastic packaging at home and take it to the supermarket where they will recycle it


What Inspires Me – Interview with Andrew Mahar AM

August 5, 2015,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Interview with Andrew Mahar AM, co-founder of WithOneSeed, a social enterprise taking action on climate change through community forestry in Timor Leste.

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Our Say – Encouraging Nature Play

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

By Deanne Jones – On National Tree Day (Sunday 26th of July), my family and I decided to do our bit to ‘green’ the environment. My four year old, Maya was particularly excited…

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Environmental Education PD Workshops

August 2, 2015,    By: CERES Education – Training Team

Missed the start of our new Environmental Education course? Good news! You can attend the sessions as individual PD days. Pick and choose which sessions you’d like to come along to.


Recycle your batteries at CERES

August 2, 2015,    By: CERES Education – Excursions Team

Batteries are toxic time bombs. Only around 6% of batteries get recycled in Australia, leaving over 10,000 tonnes that go to landfill. Can you imagine all the heavy metals and other toxic elements seeping into the environment as a result?!


Energy Module Case Study

July 29, 2015,    By: Alkira Secondary College

Name of school: Alkira Secondary College
 Name of ResourceSmart Schools module: Energy Written by: Stephanie Searls
 Alkira Secondary College is situated on Nurture Avenue, Cranbourne
North, in the new Eve Estate residential development. The school follows
a “private-public partnership”, one of only a few in the state. The
secondary college has sustainable modern designs and architecture in
mind, including smaller […]

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Big Picture Cards

July 27, 2015,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Introducing CERES Education’s ‘Big Picture’ flash cards. Packed with inspiring local and global sustainability success stories, these cards are a great resource to drive discussion, reflection and ideas for networking activities.