Media Release: Cath Newell
CERES has been announced as a finalist in the Education category for this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards for our Sustainability and Alternative Pathways program.
For 35 years, CERES has been a place for community-based learning and action that creates environmental, social, economic, and cultural benefits and enhance nurturing ways of living together.
CERES is the largest deliverer of environmental education in Australia. Programs benefit participants, their families, the community and the environment based on the adoption of sustainable practices, behaviour change and sustainable career choices.
Driven by a passion to educate for sustainability and the need to act now, CERES educators impart skills in living sustainably within and beyond their demonstration site – an urban oasis in East Brunswick.
The interim Chief Executive of Sustainability Victoria, Stephanie Ziersch, praised the team for CERES’ creative and insightful work towards building a more sustainable environment.
“Delivering these Awards each year means we continue to discover the talent and enthusiasm Victorians have for protecting their environment and thinking creatively about new models of sustainability.
“These Awards represent Victoria’s highest recognition for sustainability and acknowledge leadership, innovation and achievement. Each finalist should be congratulated for improving sustainable outcomes across business, government and within the community.”
Now in its 15th year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards continue to promote leadership and innovation in sustainability, and encourage all Victorians to step up.
The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony, hosted by media personality Charlie Pickering on Thursday 26 October at the Plaza Ballroom, in Melbourne.
The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, will personally select the winners of the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award and the Premier’s Recognition Award, which will be presented at the Awards ceremony.
For more information on the Awards, finalists and to purchase tickets for the award ceremony, visit www.sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au