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CERES attends inaugural #SEASummit 2016

22nd November 2016,     BY: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Earlier this month CERES attended the inaugural #SEASummit 2016. Organised by Sports Environment Alliance (SEA), the summit aimed to further raise awareness of how the sporting industry can limit its impact on the environment.

The event attracted individuals from around the country representing companies, associations and built environments linked to the sporting industry, all in the one space with the joint vision of working together to save the environment.

CERES Education attended the event as a SEA Knowledge Partner. Outreach Manager Jane Burns presented on our unique organisation, sustainability programs on offer at CERES, and delivery of the ResourceSmart Schools program. It was refreshing to see lots of new faces, and a great opportunity to network with people outside of the sustainability education circles.

The event included a presentation from keynote speaker, sustainability warrior Joost Bakker, and panel discussions with representatives from  a variety of associations and organisations including the Melbourne Cricket Club, ARUP, City of Melbourne, Greater Western Sydney Giants, and our partner Enervest. The panel discussions focused on topics ‘Lead Hitters, Australasia’s best!’, ‘Built Enviromment Opportunities’ and ‘Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities’.

Tours of MCG’s Back of House, MCG’s Water Recycling Facility and Margaret Court Arena (Australia’s first LEED certified arena facility) were also enjoyed by participants on the day.

Sport promotes inclusion, and is the glue that holds Australia together. Sporting teams and individuals are key role models in society, and can play an important role in raising awareness in preserving the planet. The sports and environment sectors are finally working together to start the conversation, start a movement, and recruit more of the population to be part of the solution. No planet, no play!

Stay tuned to learn more about some of the exciting things to come as part of the CERES and SEA partnership!

 

Visit the Sports Environment Alliance website for more information.