12 09, 2019

The goddesses are gathering

By | 2019-12-12T12:25:22+00:00 September 12th, 2019|Climate Emergency, Community, Events|0 Comments

Member Update September 2019 Encouragingly, the Roman goddesses are gathering. Last week, two powerful goddesses of Courage, Wisdom and Childbirth - let’s call them Minerva and Diana - took the form of two local women and brought more than LXXX (80) people out to the Home of Ceres, goddess of Agriculture. Minerva’s husband set [...]

12 08, 2019

Melbourne Recycling Crisis

By | 2019-12-12T12:18:49+00:00 August 12th, 2019|Climate Emergency|0 Comments

Email Update, August 2019. This month, Lisa O’Halloran and friends got together to respond to the recycling crisis in Melbourne. Lisa lives in a council where recycling is still headed to a recycling plant to be sorted, rather than dumped in landfill as is the case for 31 councils across Victoria. Her rapidly growing Facebook [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3 12, 2018

No time not to use the regular plates

By | 2019-10-23T14:54:15+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|CERES Education, Climate Emergency, Farm and Food|0 Comments

On Friday I went with my sons and several thousand other Victorian children to the steps of the Treasury Museum for the Students Strike For Climate Change.  From a respectful (non-embarrassing) distance it was thrilling to watch the crowd of young faces welcoming waves of student comrades sweeping across Spring Street to join them [...]

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 [...]