Zero Waste and Circular Systems

Educators, learn how CERES teaches about zero waste and circular systems and benefit from the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.

Workshop details

This one-day workshop is part of our Environmental Education – Inspire Change series.

The workshop will run on the following date in 2023:

Fri 4th Aug
10am – 4pm

Concession available

This workshop offers a mix of theory, demonstrations, hands-on and design activities. Teachers and educators will explore waste, plastic pollution, organic recycling and the life cycle of stuff.

Learn how CERES teaches about waste, explore other waste programs and resources, and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.


Topics covered on the day:

  • Nature connection and resources
  • Circular economy
  • Designing out waste
  • How to reduce your waste, 4Rs
  • E-waste and life cycle analysis
  • Organic recycling and food waste
  • Litter and plastics
  • Campaigns, advocacy and actions
  • How to teach about zero waste
  • Create your own education activity

Lorna PettiferLorna Pettifer is CERES Learning Innovation Director and has been working in environmental education and presenting to community groups on sustainability for many years. At CERES Lorna passionately directs CERES education and training programs. She also has a strategic focus on environmental management and innovation projects at CERES. She is passionate about deepening our response to the ecological and climate crisis through CERES learning experiences. Her background in sustainability stems from ecology and zoology and has broadened to community engagement, environmental management, behaviour change and farm and food programs. Lorna has worked with community groups, schools and individuals. Her work has supported teachers, students, households and organisations in sustainability management and behaviour change. As an environmental advocate, she has worked in National Parks, Environmental Consultancies, Universities, NGOs and Wildlife reserves as a conservationist, educator, tour guide, bush regenerator, GIS Consultant, environmental modeller and researcher. Lorna proudly received the Environmental & Sustainability Educator of the Year for Victoria in 2018 from EEV and Australian Environmental Educator of the Year 2019 from AAEE.

What will I learn?

  • How to reduce your waste
  • E-waste and life cycle analysis
  • Organic recycling and food waste

What will I take away?

  • Access to online resources and waste activities
  • Inspiration to teach others
  • Confidence in how to create your own activities

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and writing materials

What should I wear?

  • Dress for the weather, sturdy shoes for exploring the outdoors

Is this workshop appropriate for me?

  • Suits beginners through to those with advanced levels of understanding in education and environmental studies

Anything else I should know?

  • This workshop is part of the CERES Environmental Education Course. It is designed for participants to enrol in one-day workshops (professional learning days) or the full eight-week course. It allows us to cater for and share the content with people that are interested in specific topics.

Terms and Conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.

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