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.
2015-2016 Annual Report
Read about our achievements, dynamic partnerships, awards and environmental successes in our 2015-2016 Port Phillip EcoCentre Annual Report. Print copies are available at the EcoCentre.
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!
Adaptive Sustainability - Free Intro Workshop
By definition, being a sustainable business means having the ability to continue your organisation into the future. To achieve this goal in today’s rapidly changing business environment you should ask yourself the following questions. Is my organisation …
- set up to operate in today’s interconnected business environment?
- missing opportunities due to lack of strategic vision and inability to adapt to customer expectations?
- set up to for maximum productivity with minimum environmental impacts?
- set up with the wellbeing of my staff and other stakeholders in mind?
Prosperity 2.0 is a new training program that addresses these issues and delivers an innovative approach to sustaining business operations into the future. It uses the latest in corporate responsibility to develop a practical and hands on approach that minimises risk while maximising productivity, profitability and efficiency across the organisation. This is combined with a new adaptive management approach to develop thinking skills and build capacity to solve complex business problems at all levels of an organisation. We call this new and innovative business management approach “Adaptive Sustainability”.
The Port Phillip EcoCentre is excited to be able to offer this training program to large and small businesses in the region. We believe that all local people need the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference not only in their homes but also in their workplace.
Jane Stewart, the creator of Prosperity 2.0, is a global leader in sustainability education and training. Over the last 20 years she has worked with hundreds of businesses and government departments across the world to develop state of the art sustainability edutainment programs. She even managed to secure White House support in a time when environmental education was a low priority in the USA. For this reason we have decided to join forces with Jane and her team to deliver aspects of the Prosperity 2.0 program through local experiential activities.
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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 email@example.com.
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.
26 October 2016 - 4:00pmTBA
26 October 2016 - 6:00pmPort Phillip EcoCentre, 55A Blessington Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182
28 October 2016 - 10:00amEcoCentre Garden
4 November 2016 - 10:00amEcoCentre Garden
7 November 2016 - 11:00amEcoCentre Wominjeka Garden