About Sieta Beckwith

Sieta is the CERES Communications Manager.
6 08, 2017

CERES in August – Practising Active Hope

By | 2017-09-06T17:51:29+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Around Site, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

"Passive hope is about waiting for external agencies to bring about what we desire. Active hope is about becoming active participants in bringing about what we hope for," says ecophilosopher Joanna Macy. When scrolling through our photo archive for this month's header, I was struck by this image of a chicken in flight. Wildly, inelegantly, [...]

6 04, 2017

The Great Turning

By | 2017-06-07T16:30:53+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Around Site, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

In Melbourne this week the turning of the season has properly arrived with cool nights, shorter days and the dreaded turning back of clocks. If you were lucky you might have escaped the city and seen a basking wombat, which is what this season is famous for according to the Kulin People. This little [...]

16 02, 2017

A major development is being planned next door to CERES

By | 2017-02-16T12:39:46+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Around Site, Board Updates|9 Comments

Here is our response to the development proposal. A planning application to redevelop the site at 269 Stewart Street, next to the CERES main entrance, was advertised in January. This proposes a new building with 109 apartments over 6 storeys, two basement levels for 142 cars, a small shop and a rooftop terrace. The [...]

1 02, 2017

Our Vision and Reason for Being

By | 2017-03-08T14:19:47+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Around Site|0 Comments

To start the year, we have been reflecting (as so many people do) on our core values and reason for existence. In troubling times it seems especially important to keep going back to the essence of our organisation and reminding ourselves that what we do matters. To be clear, this is what we stand [...]