Welcome to Port Phillip EcoCentre!
The EcoCentre is a vibrant community hub, reconnecting people to the natural world and building relationships to inspire, educate and demonstrate.
If you would like to talk to one of our friendly staff about our work or giving us a gift, feel free to ring us on 9534 0670. Or signup for our monthly newsletter to be updated with news, events, and volunteer opportunities.
You're Invited to the EcoCentre AGM
We enthusiastically invite all our members, supporters, and interested parties to this year's Annual General Meeting on Sunday 23 October at 2.00 pm. This will be held at the EcoCentre, 55A Blessington Street, St Kilda (corner of Blessington and Herbert Streets at an entrance to the St Kilda Botanic Gardens). There will be light refreshments from 1.30 pm.
Before that, at 12.30 pm, there will be a celebration and get-together of the EcoCentre’s Affiliate organisations. You are also most welcome to join us for that celebration. To see full details including Notice of the AGM, Special Resolution to Alter the Rules, the Committee Nomination Form, and Affiliate Celebration Invitation please see the following download links:
- Notice of 2016 AGM
- Special Resolution to Alter the Rules
- Committee Nomination Form
- Affiliate Celebration Invitation
Membership Matters: We Need YOU
Your voice truly makes a difference to the power of our EcoCentre's collective voice. We want our community voice to get louder!
- Our members strengthen our community voice.
- They encourage funding partners to support our school and community education, our work protecting Port Phillip Bay, projects with the Youth Wildlife Ambassador, and other award-winning initiatives we run with over 10,000 diverse participants per year.
Last year was a very successful year for the EcoCentre: we were finalists in 7 and winners in 4 Victorian and National environmental awards, including our Youth Wildlife Ambassador Gio Fitzpatrick winning the prestigious United Nations World Environment Day Individual Award. Your membership contribution helps us continue these efforts, plus create healthy wildlife habitat, promote students' environmental leadership skills, do research and advocate for healthy waterways and much, much more. As always, we work closely with our local community to make this happen.
Basic Membership is $16.50 individual / $22 household. You are entitled to vote or stand for Committee (our upcoming AGM is Sunday October 23).
Green Membership is $33 individual / $44 household. It additionally offers significant discounts on many of our workshops and activities, 20% discount in our EcoShop and access to our library of books and documentaries. Full benefits list here.
You can signup right now:
1) Fill out our online membership form.
2) Click on the button below to pay using our secure portal (credit card or paypal - no need to sign in).
Thank you for joining your voice with ours!
A Little Bit of Litter Really Matters!
The EcoCentre's Turn Off the Tap project (funded by the state government's Litter Hotspots Program) works with schools, community groups and councils on a range of litter education, prevention and clean-up projects to stop litter from entering storm water drains and impacting the Port Phillip Bay catchment.
This year we've turned our attention to Hip-Hop as a means to spread the message that "A Little Bit of Litter Really Matters!" Local musicians MOOP Patrol, MC Guttermouth and Nicole Joy have recorded a catchy and persuasive tune that will make everyone think twice about littering.
Families dig Baykeeper Citizen Science!
Watch our latest video on Citizen Science - everyday people recording aspects of the environment so qualified scientists can answer big questions!
We're regularly running events at beaches all around Port Phillip Bay. These are group activities that are perfect for all the family including young children. We'd love you to join us or get your school involved by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can easily subscribe to our youtube channel EcoTV to be alerted to new videos.
The EcoCentre acknowledges the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and elder members of our multicultural community.
We proudly work in partnership with Arweet Carolyn Briggs and the Boon Wurrung Foundation.
4 October 2016 - 7:00pmGlen Eira Town Hall — Theatrette, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield 3162
7 October 2016 - 10:00amACMI, Federation Square MELBOURNE
7 October 2016 - 12:00pmACMI, Federation Square MELBOURNE
19 October 2016 - 6:00pmEcoCentre Meeting Room
23 October 2016 - 2:00pmPort Phillip EcoCentre (St Kilda Botanical Gardens, 55A Blessington Street St Kilda)