Steps to Sustainability Conference 2017

Event date: 
Friday, 24 March 2017 - 8:45am
Event location: 
Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

The 2017 Steps to Sustainability Conference will explore and showcase school sustainability leadership (student, teacher, whole-of-school, community partnerships, curriculum and ELC) through presentations and workshops delivered by teachers.

SOLD OUT - 2018 date coming soon


Keynote speaker:

Sarah Robinson Teaching Sustainability through innovative design


Archibull Prize Award film

Biosecurity Film

Food Waste Film



In 2018 join over 170 teachers, parents, local government officers and educators to experience a wide variety of school sustainability examples and experiences including state, catholic, independant, ELC, Primary, Secondary, metro and regional schools. Presenters are from schools and early learning centres who have recently started on their sustainability journey through to those who have been the leaders for numerous years.

This conference is suitable for all participants interested in school and ELC sustainability who would like to learn real life experiences from other teachers and educators. The Conference streams will include presentations and workshops on sustainability:

  • Student Leadership
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Curriculum Leadership
  • Community Leadership
  • ELC/Prep Leadership

The conference will use a variety of the Zoo's educational spaces so be ready for walking and for glimpsing 'behind the scene' experiences.

Organisers encourage you to use sustainable transport options (details on the booking page). 5-hour City of Melbourne parking is available and it will be the responsibility of the participant to move their vehicle as required.

Our event is waste wise.


Cost is $65 (includes GST and online booking fee). Morning tea, lunch and entry to the Zoo included in ticket.


Conference Flyer (attached below)

To book your place click here
To view the Conference Program click here
Presenter Nomination form click here (closed)
Stall Holder Nomination form click here (closed)


Participants who register before 7 March 2017 will be eligible for apply for a $500 Sustainability School Project grant with funding provided by Bendigo Community Bank. The link to the application will be emailed to those who register and the successful schools will be announced at the Conference.

Your organising committee from Sustainability Victoria, Catholic Education Melbourne, Zoos Victoria, Port Phillip EcoCentre, St Louis de Montfort Primary School, Environment Education Victoria and CERES look forward to your attendance.

Need further information? Please contact lead event organisers:

Karen Jones, Port Phillip EcoCentre P: 03 9525 3102 E:

Julie Wynne, St Louis de Montfort Primary School P: 03 9580 5169 E:


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