The EcoCentre regularly makes submissions to guide policy and strategy on issues regarding long term environmental wellbeing. Some are included below for your reference.
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 1,300 Little Penguins and inspired participants to reduce harmful litter entanglements when rubbish reaches St Kilda breakwater by wind or rain.
Humans have long been entrusted to protect Nairm (Port Phillip Bay). In this short film, with subtitles in ten languages, N'arweet Carolyn Briggs AM PhD, Boon Wurrung Elder, shares the Time of Chaos story which tells how Nairm was formed and why we must continue to protect it.
Your Port Phillip Baykeeper monitors the pulse of our Bay, conducting research, action and education on a number of issues:
The EcoCentre offers highly engaging, knowledgeable speakers and workshop facilitators with a range of specialist expertise for your event.
EcoCentre staff are experienced in public speaking, radio and television appearances, workshop facilitation, panel and table discussion facilitation, leading experiential workshops and events and event MC-ing.
Clean Bay Blueprint is a three-year litter study conducted between July 2017 and June 2020. The project had three aims: to conduct rigorous and replicable methods to quantify plastic pollution through microplastics trawls and beach litter audits; to engage the community in citizen science actvities; and to build partnerships with other organisations that target litter and Bay health.
We are all now familiar with the fact that sunscreen is important in helping to protect our skin from sun damage. But what is the sunscreen we are dousing ourselves with doing to the environment?
Neil Blake, OAM, is the award-winning Port Phillip Baykeeper.
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.