9 07, 2019

The Language of Love

By | 2019-12-12T12:21:44+00:00 July 9th, 2019|Around Site, Climate Emergency, Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Member Update July 2019. This month the CERES Board declared a “Climate and Ecological Emergency". This public declaration is important for a well-known community organisation like CERES - it adds our voice to the global cry for urgent change. The declaration also invokes action. It asks: What is the best use of our energy, influence and [...]

27 06, 2019

CERES Playspace: Consultation update

By | 2019-06-27T13:27:30+00:00 June 27th, 2019|Around Site, Community Groups|0 Comments

by Joana Montalvo  CERES Playspace Communications volunteer CERES is a place where people come together to share and enact ideas about living well together. We believe a vital part of living and learning well together is the opportunity for creative expression and play. Since late last year we have been going through a proactive and meaningful [...]

12 06, 2019

Sustainable Fashion in India

By | 2019-06-13T10:48:23+00:00 June 12th, 2019|CERES Global, India|0 Comments

by Saffron Scott  CERES Global intern Australia is the second largest consumer of new textiles in the world. This mass consumption contributes to 500,000 tonnes of discarded clothing making its way into landfill every year. Most of the clothing that’s being discarded is made of synthetic and petroleum-based materials, meaning they will take thousands of [...]

9 06, 2019

Community Action for Climate and Ecological Crisis

By | 2019-12-12T12:36:23+00:00 June 9th, 2019|Around Site, Climate Emergency, Monthly Member Update|0 Comments

Member Update June 2019. When you look at photos of CERES and the Merri Creek 40 years ago, it’s almost impossible to imagine what it would become one short generation later. Covered in construction waste and household rubbish, it was surrounded by asphalt manufacturing plants, abattoirs and deep sewers. Just a few decades later, it [...]

21 05, 2019

Vote for the Love of all Beings

By | 2019-12-12T12:37:15+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Climate Emergency, Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Member Update May 2019. This week, a TV news crew came to ask us: “What is what the primary issue your community cares about in the upcoming federal election?” Excited by the opportunity, we carefully prepared our messages. We didn't want to mess up an opportunity to voice our concern about the biggest issue [...]

21 04, 2019

Community Sufficiency not Self Sufficiency

By | 2019-12-12T12:38:17+00:00 April 21st, 2019|Farm and Food, Monthly Member Update|0 Comments

Member Update April 2019. “Growing food needs to be less about self-sufficiency and more about community-sufficiency.”  Farmer Caitlin Caitlin works at Honey Lane, the registered Organic Market Garden here at CERES. With these words she succinctly underlines a subtle yet powerful shift in story that can be heard from many different pockets of our community [...]

8 04, 2019

VCAT likely to approve scaled-back development beside CERES

By | 2019-04-08T18:04:59+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Around Site, Board Updates|1 Comment

Prepared 7 April 2019 In a decision released late on Friday, VCAT has required the developer proposing a large apartment complex at 269 Stewart Street to make additional changes to the design to further moderate adverse impacts upon CERES and the Merri Creek valley, if it is to be acceptable. However VCAT indicated that [...]

21 03, 2019

Bewilderment and being wild

By | 2019-12-12T12:39:13+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Member Update March 2019. Bewilderment, aka “Be Wild” bewilderment, n. confusion resulting from failure to understand People experience bewilderment when they are so utterly baffled by the situation at hand, they enter into a state of complete mystification. The word is a combination of the words be, "exist," and wilder, "lead astray or lure [...]