On Thursday 20 Oct 2016, we dressed up in our best suits and frocks to attend the awards ceremony of the Premier’s Sustainability Awards as a finalist for the Education category. Unfortunately we weren’t winners on the night, but we were proud to be there amongst a room full of inspiring people.

Congratulations to all winners, with special mention to ResourceSmart school Winters Flat Primary School for their Education and Premier’s Recognition Award win, and our friends AYCC Victoria, winners of the Community Award.

Post awards ceremony, CERES was announced as the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the Education category. Thank you to everyone who voted CERES!

CERES Community Environment Park was selected as a finalist in the Education category for this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards for our program CERES Education and Training: Teaching all Generations for Future Generations.

Sustainability Victoria Chief Executive Stan Krpan congratulated the CERES team for our great work in reducing the impacts of climate change and building a more sustainable environment in Victoria.

“Delivering these awards each year means we continue to discover the talent and enthusiasm Victorians have for protecting their environment and thinking creatively about new sustainable business models.”

“These awards represent Victoria’s highest recognition for sustainability, and acknowledge leadership, innovation and achievement. Each finalist should be congratulated for improving sustainable outcomes across business, government and within the community,” Mr Krpan said.

CERES, Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is a not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on a 4.5 hectare regenerated landfill site in Brunswick East.

The centre educates both formally and informally, through our demonstration site for sustainability applications and our focused education programs for children, adults, community groups, asylum seekers, new migrants, people with a disability and youth at risk.

In 2015, CERES celebrated 34 years of community education by launching new education programs as well as showcasing current programs to diverse audiences, ‘learnscapes’ whilst highlighting our integrity in delivering programs in sustainable actions and living.

Now in their 14th year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards continue to promote leadership and innovation in sustainability, and encourage a broader adoption of these practices by all Victorians.

Check out the winners of the night on the Premier’s Sustainability Awards website or download the awards magazine.

Article includes text from the official media release written by Cath Newell.

By CERES Education – Outreach Team|2017-11-06T18:37:44+10:00October 24th, 2016|0 Comments