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How St Joseph's Primary School saved $20,000 when installing a raingarden

St Joseph’s students joined hands-on catchment care to raise $20,000 through Living Water Workbees, allowing them to install rainwater tanks and a raingarden of indigenous plants, funded through the Victorian Government’s Port Phillip Bay Fund. 85% of the water used in St Joseph’s Primary School (Elsternwick) is now supplied from their tanks; and during heavy rain, stormwater is slowed and filtered by the gardens before flowing to our Bay.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet with young sustainability leaders

Students from Albert Park Primary School (APPS) have had the opportunity to meet with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to share their learnings as Grade 6 Sustainability Leaders.

As part of the Victorian Government’s ResourceSmart Schools Program, Albert Park Primary School has completed the energy and waste modules and is currently completing the biodiversity module, to certify their focus on sustainable actions in school and in their broader community.

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Affiliated Groups

EcoCentre Affliation is open to not-for-profit groups who are engaged in environmental projects and/or community-building activities with an environmental component.  

Some entitlements available to EcoCentre Affiliates include generous free access to EcoCentre's meeting and events space, and various support services from EcoCentre staff.  

Click here for a comprehensive list of benefits available to Affiliate members.

Visit our membership page to find out how your group can become affiliated with the EcoCentre.

Penguin Friendly Events

The City of Port Phillip and Port Phillip EcoCentre worked with 10 local community events to identify the key actions for a school or community event to reduce their litter and waste with the goal to being zero-waste. This project emotionally connected people to St Kilda's local colony of 1300 Little Penguins and inspired participants to reduce harmful litter entanglements when rubbish reaches St Kilda breakwater by wind or rain.

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The EcoCentre acknowledges 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.

We proudly work in partnership with Arweet Carolyn Briggs and the Boon Wurrung Foundation.

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