Malcolm Dow

Malcolm has worked as a Primary School educator for the past 40 years. He is passionate about the natural environment and sustainable living and has made these an integral part of his work in teaching children.

He has developed sustainability policies, established school gardens and Green Teams, and helped his school become one of the first 5 Star Sustainable schools through the Resource Smart Schools Program.

He co-founded the Stonnington Sustainable Schools Network and has assisted many other schools and teachers in their journeys toward sustainability. He has been a presenter at numerous sustainability conferences and in 2016 was awarded ‘Sustainable Teacher of the Year’ at the School Sustainability Festival.

Malcolm is a member of a wide range of environmental organisations and has developed a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise across many aspects of sustainability, including renewable energy, climate change, sustainable transport, biodiversity and species loss and forest ecology.

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.