Video production underway for World Environment Day resource

Posted on May 19, 2015 in News, Schools
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 of the video is ‘Share, Care and Connect’, and it explores the important role gardens play in connecting communities and creating a common home, in […]

Sacred Heart Geeveston participates in ASSISI Pilot School Project Tasmania

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in ASSISI, Schools
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 Tasmania. In the two years since they joined the program, Sacred Heart Geeveston has really embraced the ASSISI model. Principal Luch Brighella said the school’s initiatives […]

Australian Catholic Youth Festival, Adelaide 2015

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in Schools, Youth
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 today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia.” Young people from Year 9 up to those of 25 years of age […]

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.