Tag: sustainability

Join a Laudato Si’ Animator Formation Program

  “An integral ecology includes taking time to recover a serene harmony with creation, reflecting on our lifestyle and our ideals, and contemplating the Creator who lives among us and surrounds us …” (Laudato Si’, Paragraph 225) Are you wondering how to respond to Laudato si’? What it would take to animate the call for…
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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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At the heart of the ASSISI initiative

ASSISI (A Strategic, Systems-based, Integrated Sustainability Initiative) was developed by Catholic Earthcare to provide a framework for sustainable development and fulfilment of a transformative ecological vision for Catholic schools, parishes and church communities, agencies and congregations.  The overarching aim of the ASSISI initiative is to provide a foundation for and a pathway to best practice in achieving ecological sustainability…
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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…
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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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Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature, Our Responsibility

The Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature, Our Responsibility conference was held in Rome in May, 2014. This joint venture of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, brought together international academics and experts to address how sustainability issues related to both people and the planet. The conference statement reminded us that:  “A human…
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