Truth, Mercy and the Solomon Islands

Posted on May 25, 2016 in Inspiration, News, Schools, Youth
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 spend two weeks on the tiny island of Wagina away from creature comforts and her mobile phone. It seems almost surreal at the moment. I […]

Permaculture – a new focus for 2016

Posted on Feb 11, 2016 in News, Schools
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 the course were 25 students from around Australia and across the world, bringing fantastic diversity of cultures and knowledge. We were all there to learn […]

Catholic Earthcare shares the vision of Laudato si’ across Australia

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 in Inspiration, Networks, News, Parishes, Schools
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 details on Facebook and Twitter, but we also wanted to share some of the highlights with you below. Media There has been a high level of media […]

School resources

  • On Holy Ground
    On Holy Ground

    On Holy Ground provides a foundation, framework and suite of resources for Catholic schools and the education system as a whole to become sustainable.

  • Connect, Care, Share: Our Common Home

    This video explores the vital role that gardens play in connecting communities, in the schoolyard and beyond.

  • Pure Gift

    ‘Pure Gift’ is an inspirational Catholic Earthcare resource for adults and senior secondary students.

Important Announcement

Catholic Earthcare is the part of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference which promotes ecological conversion to achieve a loving and sustainable relationship with the natural world. It uses environmental education, national and international links and advocacy to achieve this goal.

In May 2017, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference decided to incorporate Catholic Earthcare Australia into its sister agency, Caritas Australia. This change was made to strengthen the capacity of Catholic Earthcare Australia, particularly in advocating and educating about the principles of Holy Father’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, and to achieve synergies with Caritas Australia’s extensive education and advocacy work around Australia, including parishes, schools and the wider Catholic community on environmental issues such as climate change.

Caritas Australia is the Church’s international aid and development agency.  As part of the global Caritas confederation operating in 190 countries, it works alongside marginalised communities in many countries and with 11 First Australian agencies here in Australia.  Promoting the principles of Laudato Si is at the centre of the global confederation and of Caritas Australia.

This website is being refined to reflect the new administrative arrangements for Catholic Earthcare Australia. For all enquiries in relation to the work of Catholic Earthcare Australia or to request assistance, please call  1800 024 413 or email

Thank you for your ongoing support of Catholic Earthcare Australia and your commitment to combating climate change and protecting the environment and ecosystems from degradation and pollution.