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Model & Local action – Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES), Brunswick

Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on March 30th, 2007

The Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, also known as CERES, in Brunswick, is a  well-known community environment project that aims to foster awareness and action on environmental and social issues affecting urban areas. The site, established in the 1970s, has projects, displays and demonstrations on a range of environmental issues to show what can be achieved at household, community and global levels. These features include community gardens, an ‘EcoHouse’, an energy demonstration system, a permaculture and bushfood nursery and a collection of composting systems, amongst other displays. CERES is also home to many community environmental groups that all work towards achieving urban sustainability, such as the Bicycle ReCycle Shed, Moreland LETS, the Chook Group and the CERES Community Gardens Group.  Many popular events are also held at CERES such as the Kingfisher Festival and the CERES Harvest Festival.

Do you know of any other similar Centres such as CERES in other locations around Melbourne? Perhaps you’ve participated in some of their events or groups? Please feel free to post comments below.

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