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Our Response to COVID-19

We’re keeping our volunteers, staff, educators, students, and broader community safe.

The EcoCentre is adapting our programs based on expert public health advice. Until 13 April, almost all programs will be digitised (meetings) or postponed (events). If you've registered for any activities, we'll be in touch with you directly. 

Uncertain about your booking? Curious about home compost? Thought up a great tip for being actively green during quarantine? To help our staff work flexibly, chatting to us by email is best:

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How to talk to your child about climate change

This article is republished from Sustainable Port Phillip. Read the original article.

If you have children, you may be having (or avoiding) some tricky conversations around the climate crisis and unsure what to say that is appropriate for your child’s age without making them fearful.

City of Port Phillip recently with a panel of students and professionals to provide parents with insight, advice and strategies, after parents told us this was something they wanted help with.

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The Earth in Balance: Deep Time Walks

Until 50 years ago, people thought that the living matter on Earth could not influence the non-living matter – we were dependent on what non-living matter existed, such as water and rocks, and humans could not impact them. The Gaia theory explains that both the living and non-living spheres are completely interactive and influence one another. The Lion King wasn’t far from the truth – there are complex cycles between living and non-living matter, in a constant state of rotation.

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Kids become teachers at Victoria's longest-running School Sustainability Festival

The Port Phillip EcoCentre has teamed up with Bayside City Council, City of Port Phillip, Victorian Government and Kids Teaching Kids for the 14th annual School Sustainability Festival, held in St Kilda Town Hall on Thursday 5th September, 2019. The day's theme 'Bay Leadership' showcased how daily actions from waste management to garden design can directly link to and improve Bay Health.

School Sustainability Festival 2019
Photo Credit: Gold and Grit Photography

Over 190 students from 13 schools came together for a powerful day of workshops, sustainability awards, and fun, all focused on Port Phillip Bay health. Students had the opportunity to lead workshops about sustainability initiatives they are pioneering in their schools, allowing students to learn from their peers.

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Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam 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.

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