CERES Sustainability workshops – convert your car to electricity! 29/08/2010

August 11, 2010

Not the cheapest of weekend events, but with the cost of oil set to increase exponentially over the next ten years, it is something we could all begin to consider.  There are definitely issues with the ‘dirty’ electricity generation in Australia which will also hopefully be addressed within this time.  But for anyone interested in giving electrics a go?  Try Ceres.  They have quite a few Workshops going, which are also listed below.

Find out how you can convert your car to electric!

The CERES Electric Vehicle Conference is a day for learning everything you need to know about starting your own EV conversion project.

Meet the people already involved in EV conversions, find out how you can get involved in existing projects, or get the facts on starting your own EV project.

Spend a day with Australia’s top EV conversion experts and learn how easy it is to convert cars to electric drive.

Tickets $150

CERES members $140

Group bookings of 5 or more $110

Students and Concession Card Holders $90

Tickets can be purchased from the CERES Visitor Centre


Tel: 9387 – 2609

Address: Cnr Roberts and Stewart St
East Brunswick, VIC 3057


Sustainable Home Workshop Series start 7 August 2010
A new series of Sustainable Home Workshops will be run at the CERES EcoHouse, from August to November – Saturday afternoons 1.30pm-3.30pm. Learn how to reduce our environmental impact at home – everything from  ‘Insulation and Glazing’ and ‘Green Cleaning’ to ‘Buying Green’, ‘Living your Choices’ and ‘Sustainable Design and Renovation’.

Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances is on Saturday 7 August 2010 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Check our website for full details http://www.ceres.org.au/?q=node/1362
Bookings essential contact CERES Visitor Centre on 9387 2609

The sound we make together Melbourne –
Harrell Fletcher project kicks off Sat 14 august

Come along to a special program of events as a preamble to the exhibition Harrell Fletcher: The sound we make together (Melbourne), 11 Sep – 30 Jan. Hear from all groups participating including Robert Larocca talking about CERES.

When: Saturday 14 August, 10.15am–1pm
Where: Theatre, The Ian Potter Centre NGV Australia Federation Square
Cost: Free
Go to: http://ceres.org.au/?q=node/1324 for the latest.
Bookings: 03 8662 1555 and more information ngv.vic.gov.au

CERES Global – India Travel Program 2011
Discover a different way to travel
CERES Global Trips to India, Indonesia and East Arnhem Land provide the opportunity to experience and share in the impressive environmental and community development work carried out by village communities.
Come along to the CERES Global information sessions for the 2011 India Travel Program and learn about community engagement in key areas
Schools (English)                 ;   Thurs 5 August 2010
Women’s Self Help Groups   Thurs 19 August 2010
Health Programs                     Thurs 26 August 2010
Environmental Education       Thurs 2 September 2010
Where: CERES Eco House (Lee St, East Brunswick) from 6 – 8pm.
All welcome – yummy, vegetarian, Indian inspired food and drink provided.
To RSVP contact: Vanessa at ceresglobal@ceres.org.au
for more information about CERES Global Travel Program visit http://www.ceres.org.au/global

Weaving our way back
When: Saturday 28 August 6 – 9pm
Where: CERES Learning Centre
An evening of woven storytelling, fire-side chats and an exhibition of images and woven sculptures created during the recent CERES Global trip to the Yol?u homelands of Mäpuru.
Entry by gold coin donation. Proceeds go towards community projects in Mäpuru. Drinks at bar prices, finger food provided

Free Solar Power Workshops offered by Solar Shop Australia
Solar Shop Australia invites you to attend a FREE Solar Power Workshop to explain the rewards of going solar. Bring an electricity bill along and find out how you can eliminate your bill, become carbon neutral and even earn money in the end. Learn how solar power works, current government incentives and the different technologies available on the market.
Where: CERES Van Raay Centre Room 3
When: Wednesday 18 August
Afternoon Session –    1:30pm
Evening Session –        7:00pm
Please RSVP as seats are limited. For more information contact: Matthew Owen Ph. 0404 890 323 or email matthew.owen@solarshop.com.au

Organic Vegetable Gardening with Justin Calverley
When: Saturday 4 September and 11 September 2010  10am – 3.30pm
Where: CERES Van Ray Centre
Want to learn how to get the most from your garden and have an abundance of vegetables, fruits and herbs? This extensive two day workshop is designed for the vegetable gardener who wants to know the whole story. The workshop is a mix of classroom presentations and practical exercises.
$190/$180 CERES Member/Concession


One comment

  1. good blog thanks for the good info

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