The 2017 Steps to Sustainability conference was held on Friday 24 March and was another inspirational and successful event! Congratulations to Port Phillip Ecocentre and St. Louis De Montfort’s School for organising the event, with the support of Sustainability Victoria, Catholic Education Melbourne, Environmental Education Victoria, CERES and Bendigo Bank.
This year the event was held at the Melbourne Zoo, bringing together 175 attendees to experience a wide variety of school sustainability examples and experiences. Participants visited a range of stalls and attended a variety of sessions throughout the day including presentations by passionate teachers and educators about their sustainability journey in their schools and centres.
The conference was opened by the member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson. Keynote speaker, Matraville Sports High School teacher Sarah Robinson, spoke about her experiences with The Archibull Prize, an innovative hands on program that allows schools to research on agricultural industry and express their findings through artwork.
Attendees were also able to enjoy wandering around the zoo and had a glimpsed ‘behind the scenes’ experiences.
Participants enjoyed networking with like-minded people and left the event with many new ideas and lots of motivation to continue on the sustainability work back at their school, centre or organisation. As always we enjoyed the event and it was great to see so many of our schools there. We’re already looking forward to next year’s conference!