Shut-down and switch-off this Christmas

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 in News
Shut-down and switch-off this Christmas

Most of us are taking a break from work over Christmas, and the holidays can be a great opportunity to give the planet a break too (not to mention making some real savings on your energy bill!). Remember – even when everyone is away on holiday, offices and buildings still use power.  By shutting-down and switching-off your office for a two week holiday period, you can save up to 5% on your annual energy bill and cut your carbon footprint. This festive […]

Attend or host an Earth Hour event on March 28th

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in News
Attend or host an Earth Hour event on March 28th

This year we are delighted to partner with Earth Hour and call for immediate action on climate change! Our NEEN project supports community organisations across Australia to reduce their energy footprint … so we understand just how important it is to cut energy consumption and protect our planet. This March, we encourage all our members and supporters to attend or host their own Earth Hour event.  And remember – it’s not just about 8.30pm on the 28th of March – at […]

Our Lady of Fatima, Kingsgrove

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Parishes
Our Lady of Fatima, Kingsgrove

Our Lady of Fatima, in Kingsgrove Sydney, is a wonderful example of a parish embracing sustainability and the need to care for God’s Creation. The sustainability journey begun at Our Lady of Fatima almost 10 years ago, with some small actions by a single parishioner, Thea Ormerod. Thea, who has been part of the parish for over 30 years, is a close friend of Catholic Earthcare and a passionate advocate for sustainability, climate issues and social justice. One day, Thea noticed that […]

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 CatholicEarthcare@caritas.org.au.

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.