Zero Waste and Circular Systems
Learn how CERES teaches about Zero waste and Circular Systems and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity
This 1-day workshop will run on the following date in 2022:
Friday 2 September
As part of CERES Environmental Education Course, you can enrol in 1 day workshops (professional learning days) that focus on sustainability topics. Through a mix of theory, demonstrations, hands-on and design activities you will explore waste, plastic pollution, organic recycling and the life cycle of stuff. Learn how CERES teaches about waste, explore other waste programs, resources and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.
Topics covered on the day:
- Nature Connection and Resources
- Circular Economy
- Designing out Waste
- How to reduce your waste, 4Rs
- E-waste & Life Cycle Analysis
- Organic recycling & food waste
- Litter and plastics
- Campaigns, advocacy and actions
- How to teach about ZERO WASTE
- Create your own education activity
Growing up in New York State, Lauren formed a deep connection with her natural world playing in the snow and truly connecting with the phrase, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices”. Later, as a young adult, Lauren heard the first-hand story of a woman living in a Californian Redwood, protesting against the logging of local forests. It was these experiences that inspired Lauren to study Environmental Science & Management at the University of Newcastle some years later. During her time of study, Lauren started working with students in outdoor education programs, further igniting her passion to work with and for our environment alongside her new community in Australia. Since 2013, Lauren can be found at CERES as the Waste & Early Years Schools Program Coordinator – helping students learn about compost, recycling and waste management, local food systems, and fostering a deep connection with our natural world. As of 2018, Lauren is the organizer and facilitator of the CERES Nature Playgroup, helping children connect with and for their local environment and community. Lauren is also a presenter and facilitator for Adult Training courses; Environmental Education and Circular Economy & Zero Waste. During her 7 years at CERES Lauren has also completed a Permaculture Design Course, Spiritual Ecology professional development, worked with Resource Smart with CERES Outreach in Early Childhood centres, and volunteered with Westgarth Kindergarten Bush Kinder program. With her knowledge and experience combined Lauren passionately works towards providing learners of all ages with creative and meaningful learning experiences that they can carry with them throughout their day-to-day lives, cultivating a deeper connection with Earth and each other.
What you will learn
- How to reduce your waste
- E-waste and Life Cycle Analysis
- Organic recycling and food waste
What you will get
- Access to online resources and waste activities
- Inspiration to teach others
- Confidence in how to create your own activities
What to bring
- Pen and paper
- A desire to participate in activities and contribute to discussions!
What to wear
Dress for the weather, sturdy shoes for exploring the outdoors
Beginners to advanced levels in education and environmental studies will gain from the class
CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.
If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.
If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.
Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.