Partner programs

CERES connects your school with various sustainability organisations to support your ResourceSmart Schools journey.

Choose a ResourceSmart module below to view relevant partners.

CERES Student Programs – Curriculum-aligned excursions, incursions, and deep learning programs for primary and secondary students

Sustainability Victoria – Victoria’s statutory authority on sustainability, designed to support Victorians in the transition to a circular, climate-resilient economy

Port Phillip EcoCentre – Community environment group located in St Kilda, centred around sustainability education and community action

Scienceworks – Victoria’s science and technology museum for curious minds

Museums Victoria – Australia’s largest public museum organisation

Earthwatch – Kids Teaching Kids – Program that promotes positive wellbeing and resilience in young people while driving action on environmental issues

CSIRO – Australian scientific research organisation; provider of STEM education programs (Cool Australia) – Curriculum-linked resources to help educators teach what matters

WithOneBean – Coffee that supports projects and communities in Timor-Leste

StartSomeGood – Crowdfunding platform that supports social impact projects

Achievement Program – Free government health and wellbeing program for Victorian schools and workplaces

Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) – A generation-wide movement of young people leading solutions to the climate crisis

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA, formerly DELWP) – Victoria’s government department for environmental matters

Department of Education (formerly DET) – Victoria’s state education body

DoSomethingNearYou – Local community volunteering and charity events promoting social and environmental change

Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) – Governing body for Victorian Catholic schools

Zoos Victoria – Wildlife education provider

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – Environmental conservation organisation

Greening Australia – Large-scale landscape and ecosystem restoration

Victoria Walks – A health-focused initiative that also promotes engagement with nature

Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary – Biodiverse waterway corridor running through La Trobe University to Darebin Creek, education programs available

Dolphin Research Institute – Marine wildlife conservation and education organisation; runs the ‘i sea i care’ school ambassador program

WithOneSeed – Community forestry program acting on climate change through community-led forestry in Timor-Leste

Marine Mammal Foundation – Education programs focused on Australia’s marine life

Aussie Bird Count – Quick and fun citizen science for your students; education resources available

Wildlife Victoria – Provides school education sessions designed to complement the Biodiversity module

National Tree Day – Australia’s largest tree planting and nature care event

Bicycle Network Victoria – Australia’s biggest bike riding organisation

Enervest – Specialists in design, construction, and operation of energy generation and storage assets, supporting Australia’s decarbonisation journey

Dr Cranky’s – Ensuring all school kids have access to a working bike

Switched on Schools by AYCC – Community engagement resources for student empowerment and climate action

Earth Hour – Switch off to show your support

Waste Ninja – Local food/organic waste recycling service

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation – Support with establishing a kitchen garden at your school

Wormlovers – Modern worm farms and compost systems

Planet Ark – A trusted Australian environmental organisation

Recycling Near You by Planet Ark – Recycling directory and education hub. Runs the annual Schools Recycle Right challenge

Clean Up Australia – Organise a School Clean Up event

Cardia Bioplastics – Manufacturer of renewable bioplastics

Bottle for Botol – Partnerships between Australian and Indonesian schools to work towards global solutions to plastic pollution

Southern Cross Recycling Group – Ethical clothing recycling service

Hello Green – Reusable lunchboxes, water bottles, and other eco-friendly items

Garage Sale Trail – Annual community garage sale event, helps divert pre-loved items from landfill

Take 3 for the Sea – Education and resources on ocean plastic pollution

Replas – Manufacturer of recycled plastic products

Waste and Resource Recovery Groups– Municipal waste management services; provide education on waste minimisation and resource recovery

Australian Organic Schools (Australian Organic Ltd) – Free organic food education program for Australian schools

Etiko – Australian ethical clothing brand

Cultivating Community – Implement a productive food garden at your school

Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs – Bread tag recycling that funds wheelchairs for disadvantaged people in South Africa

Straw No More – Take the pledge to stop using plastic straws at your school

Yarra Valley Water – Water provider in Melbourne’s east; provides free educational resources

South East Water – Water provider in Melbourne’s south east; provides free educational resources

Greater Western Water – Water provider in Melbourne’s west; provides free educational resources

Melbourne Water – Melbourne’s government body for water management; provides free educational resources

Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) –  Provides Victorian schools with data loggers to support education of water efficiency


Councils can be an invaluable resource for your school’s sustainability journey. Most councils offer education programs, discounted plants, events, and other helpful services. We encourage you to take a look at what’s going on in your local council area!