Category: Schools

Catholic Youth Summit a success!

Catholic Earthcare celebrates their inaugural youth summit on the environment and climate in Sydney.

World Youth Day 2016 – Reflections by Catholic Earthcare Australia’s Youth Engagement Officer – Tess Corkish

Catholic Earthcare Australia’s Youth Engagement Officer had the privilege of attending this year’s World Youth Day in Krakow Poland. Read below about her amazing journey, experience and friends made along the way! I had the great privilege of attending and participating in World Youth Day in Krakow Poland on behalf of Catholic Earthcare Australia. This…
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WYD2016 Laudato Si’ Eco-Village – Mercy, Ecology & Hope

We are excited to share that Catholic Earthcare Australia will be at World Youth Day 2016. Catholic Earthcare’s Chairperson, Bishop Michael Kennedy and our Youth Engagement Officer, Terese Corkish, will be joining #AussiePilgrims and youth leaders from around the world at the 2016 World Youth Day celebrations. Terese will be leading workshops at the Laudato Si’ Eco Village, adding her…
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‘Laudato Si’ Tree of Life resource launched for Parishes, Schools & Catholic organisations

Catholic Earthcare Australia’s 2016 resource has been launched on World Environment Day to encourage the community to celebrate the first Anniversary of the papal encyclical Laudato Si’ by coming together to experience dialogue and stimulate action on caring for our common home. Catholics are being invited to write down their actions about caring for creation…
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Truth, Mercy and the Solomon Islands

It’s less than one month now before I head over to the Solomon Islands as a 2016 recipient of the Santa Sabina College Solomon Islands Ex-students Fellowship, courtesy of my Alma Mater and the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia. Less than one months before this internet addict who washes her hair every second day will…
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Permaculture – a new focus for 2016

Simon Habel, Catholic Earthcare’s Program Manager, reflects on his recent permaculture training and the link between permaculture and integral ecology. In January I had the great opportunity of undertaking a two-week Permaculture Design Certificate course in Sydney. The course was offered by Milkwood Permaculture and took place at the Montessori school in Balmain, NSW. Attending…
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Catholic Earthcare shares the vision of Laudato si’ across Australia

What an exciting time to be working in the Catholic Church! As you can imagine, the last six weeks have been extremely busy for our Catholic Earthcare team. Since Pope Francis released Laudato si’ on June 18, we have been flooded with media enquiries and requests to speak at events. We have been posting all the…
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Video production underway for World Environment Day resource

Every year we release a new resource that helps to enable a loving and sustainable relationship with the natural world. In 2015 we are celebrating the UN International Year of Light and Year of Soils, so we are producing a video about gardening, which is a perfect way to illustrate the vital and interconnected role light and soil play. The theme…
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Sacred Heart Geeveston participates in ASSISI Pilot School Project Tasmania

Through our ASSISI initiative, Catholic Earthcare works closely with schools across Australia to support development of a holistic approach to sustainability. In 2013 Sacred Heart Catholic School (Geeveston), along with Holy Rosary Catholic School (Claremont), Sacred Heart College (New Town) and St Mary’s College (Hobart), was selected  to be part of our ASSISI Pilot School Program in…
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Australian Catholic Youth Festival, Adelaide 2015

We would like to encourage our Youth Network to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, which will be held in Adelaide from the 3rd – 5th of December 2015. The Festival is run by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference to “Provide young people with an opportunity to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world…
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