15 Henley Rd
(PO Box 2219)
Ph: (02) 8762 4200
Fx: (02) 8762 4220
Int'l Ph: +61 2 8762 4200
Int'l Fx: +61 2 8762 4220
Located just 100 metres to the south of Flemington Railway Station. Link to new location on Google Maps
5 Abingdon St
(Postal: 84 Park Rd)
Ph 1: (07) 3103 7376
Ph 2: (02) 8090 1976
Fax: (02) 8762 4220
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In 2005 the Edmund Rice Centre began the Eco-Justice unit as a project to examine how we could better integrate ecological concerns in to the practice and work of the Centre.
The Eco-Justice unit has examined the Centre's own practice, introducing worm farming, more comprehensive recylcing and promoting fair and sustainable trade.
The philosophy of the Eco-Justice unit comes from the Earth Charter, an international declaration of principles underpinning a sustainable future.
We have developed a number of resources and activities, both regular and ad hoc, on issues of sustainability.
And we have initiated the Pacific Calling Partnership campaign, bringing together individuals and organisations involved with, or with a concern for, our Pacific neighbours, to help address the issues arising from climate change in low-lying Pacific nations.
The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a JUST, PEACEFUL and SUSTAINABLE global society in the 21st century. The document’s inclusive ethical vision recognizes that environmental protection, human rights, equitable human development and peace are interdependent and indivisible.
The Edmund Rice Centre became an affiliate of Earth Charter International in 2008. This affiliate status entrusts the Edmund Rice Centre, to support the mission of the Earth Charter Initiative by recognizing and using the Earth Charter as a guiding document, on values and principles for more sustainable ways of living. An enduring relationship with Earth Charter International has been established to help advance the promotion, adoption and use of the Earth Charter as an inspiring reference document on the vision, values, and principles for building a more just, sustainable and peaceful world in Australia.
Click on the grey "Earth Charter" button in the left-hand Eco-Justice sub-menu to learn more about this inspiring declaration.
Afternoon Tea for the Future is a regular activity of the ERC's Eco-Justice Program, allowing a space for relaxed discussion on topics relevant to Ecological Justice and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles.
Click on the grey "Afternoon Tea for the Future" button in the left-hand Eco-Justice sub-menu to learn more about this ERC program.
The Edmund Rice Centre's Eco Justice project is one of the organisations that has helped found the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance. The Alliance was launched in NSW Parliament House at the end of 2006. It brings together a range or individuals and groups committed to educating people about how they can enjoy seasonal, local and sustainable food.
Click on the grey "Sydney Food-Fairness Alliance" button in the left-hand Eco-Justice sub-menu to learn more about ERC's involvement in this Alliance.
The Pacific Calling Partnership began in May 2006 in response to a series of calls that had come from the peoples in low-lying Pacific Islands.
The PCP brings together a number of significant Non Government Organisations (NGOs), school groups, community organisations, and individuals who all recognize Australia’s ecological debt to Kiribati, Tuvalu, parts of the Torres Strait and other low-lying Pacific Island neighbours.
These are joined in partnership with individuals and organisations living in the Pacific and migrant groups in Australia. New members are always welcome.
Click on the "Pacific Calling Partnership" button in the left-hand menu to learn more about the Partnership.
The NSW Food Summit starts the framing of a state-wide food policy that will address affordable access to healthy food, sustainable food systems and farming, food safety and health.
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Fact-sheets on key issues:
ERC initiative the Pacific Calling Partnership promotes awareness of the devastating effects of climate change on low-lying island communities of the Pacific. The PCP campaign goes beyond both the science and the spin to make evident 'the human face of climate change'.
Update: ERC Director, Phil Glendenning, recently returned to Australia from Afghanistan after 10 days interviewing returned asylum seekers again in Kabul.
ERC is redoubling our efforts to find a third-country resettlement option for those returnees from Australia with whom we have been able to make contact. We need financial support to achieve this.
Such work uncovers high levels of risk for the deportees (and for our researchers). Research publications are available here.
Listen to Phil speak of the visit to ABC Radio National's Phillip Adams.
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