4 10, 2017

CERES is a finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2017

By | 2017-10-04T14:51:44+00:00 October 4th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education|0 Comments

Media release 13 September 2017 CERES announced as finalist in 2017 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards CERES has been announced as a finalist in the Education category for this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards for their Sustainability and Alternative Pathways program. The interim Chief Executive of Sustainability Victoria, Stephanie Ziersch, praised the team for their creative [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

11 07, 2017

Therapeutic Horticulture

By | 2017-07-14T15:19:14+00:00 July 11th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education|2 Comments

By Karen Mengell, VET Co-ordinator and Pathways Planning Officer At CERES we offer a range of hands-on gardening and environmental training programs to support individuals develop skills, build confidence, open up opportunities for greater social connection and ultimately identify and take steps towards more formal training and employment. We also recognise there are a wide [...]

11 07, 2017

Environmental Education Course – My experience

By | 2017-07-31T17:25:46+00:00 July 11th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education, Stories|0 Comments

By Claire Mosley, Environmental Education Course Alumnus and CERES Intern Connection to our earth and new friends, inspiration and new ideas and different ways of thinking. On eight Tuesdays over eight weeks, 12 eco-ninjas began their journeys through the Environmental Education Course offered by CERES. Who knew we could expand our thinking so much [...]

7 07, 2017

Perspectives from a participant and a facilitator

By | 2017-07-07T10:19:51+00:00 July 7th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education, Stories|0 Comments

Permaculture Design Course – Perspectives from a participant and a facilitator In August, CERES will be running its 22nd Permaculture Design Course (PDC). This popular course explores sustainable agriculture, ecological processes and energy flow, economic systems and how these practices can be used to provide practical solutions to some of the unsustainable ways of [...]

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 [...]

18 05, 2017

A Sense of Community for the Hard of Hearing

By | 2017-05-18T13:09:38+00:00 May 18th, 2017|CERES Courses, CERES Education|0 Comments

CERES is an all-inclusive community that has always been welcoming to everyone – including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. We specialise in tailored programs for marginalised groups such as people with a disability, asylum seekers, new migrants, youth at risk and the under and unemployed. We aim to build resilience and [...]