7 11, 2018

New Solar Projects More Than Double Our Generating Capacity

By | 2019-10-23T14:54:35+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Around Site, Climate Emergency, Energy|0 Comments

On Friday 2 November, we completed our third installation of new solar at CERES. With panels on the Merri Table Cafe, the Human Powered Classroom and the Grocery & Chook Shed, this is an additional 45kW of generating potential - more than doubling our previously existing solar infrastructure at Brunswick East! Details Human Powered [...]

3 11, 2018

CERES in November – Solar panels and food

By | 2019-10-23T14:55:00+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|Climate Emergency, Energy, Farm and Food, Monthly Member Update, Organic Market & Grocery|0 Comments

If you fly a drone camera above CERES today, you will see a sea of sparkling solar panels covering our rooftops. The latest additions to our solar projects are thanks to John Laing Charitable Trust, and CORENA who supported us with an interest free loan, to be repaid from savings on power bills. When you’re drinking your [...]

7 09, 2018

Science Corner Edition 2

By | 2019-11-11T15:44:39+00:00 September 7th, 2018|CERES Education, Energy|0 Comments

Ever had a burning science question that felt too silly to say out loud, or that lead you down a Wikipedia hole? CERES Energy Education Coordinator Tom Lang wants to answer it! Send your "how does that work?" question to sciencecorner@ceres.org.au and Tom will put his brains to work to find out. Here's Tom: [...]

9 08, 2018

CERES’ new electric vehicle

By | 2018-08-13T15:26:48+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Community Groups, Energy|0 Comments

CERES had a very famous electric vehicle for its use up until recently. Our Citroen Belingo was the first electric car conversion road registered in Australia. In its day it was pioneering technology and enthusiastically built by talented volunteers from the community with backing from like minded organisations (Donkey Wheel, Swinburne University). It's CERES' [...]

6 08, 2018

Science Corner Edition 1 – Coal

By | 2019-11-11T15:45:38+00:00 August 6th, 2018|CERES Education, Energy|0 Comments

Ever had a burning science question that felt too silly to say out loud, or that lead you down a Wikipedia hole? CERES Energy Education Coordinator Tom Lang wants to answer it! Send your "how does that work?" question to sciencecorner@ceres.org.au and Tom will put his brains to work to find out. Here's Tom: [...]

3 10, 2017

Out With The Old & In With The New

By | 2017-11-01T12:45:46+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Around Site, Energy|0 Comments

The ATA office, known now as the Dig office, is being renovated. Here is Simon Harvey, an early member of the ATA, who volunteered his time to design the original building all of those years ago. Standing next to him is Mark Romei who has designed the renovation of the building. Simon told us [...]

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 [...]