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2017 Winner - Education


Sustainability and Alternative Pathways

For 35 years, CERES has been a place for community-based learning and action that creates environmentally beneficial, socially just, economically satisfying, culturally enriching and spiritually nurturing ways of living together.

Driven by a passion to educate for sustainability and the need to act now, their educators impart skills in living sustainably within and beyond their demonstration site ­– an urban oasis in East Brunswick.

CERES is the largest deliverer of environmental education in Australia and provides alternative education pathways for adults and youth in sustainability.

In 2016, they created new courses, workshops and opportunities for community members and marginalised groups, and reached an estimated 1,000,000 people through their programs and social enterprises both in the park and online, as well as through their sustainability demonstration site.

CERES stands out from other adult community education providers through their focus on applied sustainable living programs, horticulture, permaculture, cultural education, social justice and environmental education.

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