14 09, 2017

Ecohouse Does Sustainable House Day

By | 2017-09-14T14:24:29+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Around Site, CERES Education, Energy|0 Comments

By Luke Wakeling, CERES Science Communications Intern On Sunday the 17th of September 2017, Australia celebrates Sustainable House Day. The CERES EcoHouse will again be part of this day, between 11am and 3pm, with support from Moreland Energy Foundation (MEFL) staff. Our homes shape our habits, and on this day we recognise the important [...]

5 09, 2017

Case Study on Home Energy Efficiency

By | 2017-09-05T17:38:34+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Around Site, Energy|0 Comments

Guest blog by Lucy Best from Positive Charge David Gordon and his partner were keen to reduce their power bills and improve their environmental impact. Installing solar was high on their list of priority actions but they also understood that finding ways to keep their electricity usage down was going to improve the impact [...]

29 08, 2017

Energy Education in Action – A Tour with Tom

By | 2017-08-29T10:54:32+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Around Site, CERES Education, Energy|0 Comments

By Luke Wakeling CERES Science Communications Intern Tom Lang loves science. He’s the leader of the CERES energy education program and is tasked with educating the hordes of inquisitive children which flock to the East Brunswick sustainability park. Tom’s passion is infectious and knowledge is deep. He holds a Masters in Science Communication and [...]

15 08, 2017

Super Volunteers

By | 2017-08-29T10:54:51+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Around Site|0 Comments

For the first time since hosting corporate volunteers at CERES, two people – Marta and Jon from NAB, volunteered on two consecutive weeks. ‘We wanted to use our two volunteer days this year as an opportunity for our team to get together and do something useful for the community', says Marta. 'We thought that [...]

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, [...]

24 07, 2017

CERES Food Forest

By | 2017-07-24T16:31:11+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Around Site, Farm and Food|0 Comments

Over 10 years ago, our Food Forest area was a series of paddocks that had been home at different times to chooks, goats, bees, pigs, cows and sheep. During this time we ran an active animal management program and provided an opportunity for visiting school children to engage with the animals and learn more [...]

18 07, 2017

Beautiful New Solar Array on the EcoHouse

By | 2017-07-18T15:36:42+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Around Site, Energy|0 Comments

This week we installed a new 3.44kW solar array on the Eco House roof. This installation is an important component of making the Eco House an all-electric house. All the gas appliances will be replaced with electric appliances as we can generate electricity with renewable solar energy, but gas is a fossil fuel that [...]

27 06, 2017

Winter Solstice: What we can learn while staring into the fire

By | 2017-06-27T12:34:15+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Around Site, CERES Education, Spiritual Ecology|1 Comment

By Shane French Education Manager, Excursions & Incursions Programmes So what is fire? According to the Oxford Dictionary, a fire is: “A process in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke”. Well, that’s one way of looking at it. However, for me, a [...]