Earthcare-Certified Schools Program

Resources for the Earthcare schools certification program for Catholic schools

Scroll down to find guiding documentation to support your school program; self-assessment documents, curriculum and environmental audits.

There are 5 levels of certification; click on each hyperlink to download the associated file for each level of certification. We suggest starting with the Introduction. 

ABOUT THE EARTHCARE SCHOOLS PROGRAM

Catholic Earthcare Australia wants to acknowledge the good works happening in schools and nurture their development, growing abundance in addressing our ecological challenges so that, we as a church, can lead by example and follow our well-formed hearts with practical steps which engage the whole community in caring for our mother earth.

For more information and to have self assessments approved, please email gwen.michener@caritas.org.au

Supporting Resources

Food Loss and Waste Reduction Fact sheet

National Tree Day Fact Sheet

Plastic Free July Fact Sheet

World Environment Day 5 June 

International Bee Day 20 May 2022

Why the Uniting Church supports the Schools Strike 4 Climate Movement  Video clips from the Uniting Church webinar held in October 2021.

Caritas Australia School Resources

Ecological Justice Calendar for 2022 

Laudato Si’ Reflection Cards – Seven reflection cards based around integral ecology, through the lens of Laudato Si’.

7 Questions to Guide Reflection on Integral Ecology – Seven questions to guide groups or individuals on integral ecology through the lens of Laudato Si’.