Sustainability

“Once we start to think about the kind of world we are leaving to future generations, we look at things differently; we realize that the world is a gift which we have freely received and must share with others. Since the world has been given to us, we can no longer view reality in a purely utilitarian way, in which efficiency and productivity are entirely geared to our individual benefit. Intergenerational solidarity is not optional, but rather a basic question of justice, since the world we have received also belongs to those who will follow us”. (159) Laudato si’, Pope Francis

As a school in the Brigidine tradition, we believe in the ideal and importance of stewarding the earth’s resources and respecting creation. 

With the mandate given from Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato si’ and Catholic Social Teaching, we have a commitment through our actions and policies in promoting and supporting good stewardship of the Earth and its resources.

As a member of the Resource Smart Schools program, we are working on our CORE module toward reducing waste, increasing biodiversity, working toward energy efficiency and with added support from School Water Efficiency Program (SWEP), in being a water wise school.

We prioritise the purchase and use of environmentally and socially responsible materials, products and services. Within the school curriculum and through work with our student leaders and community, we are dedicated to promoting education and knowledge of sustainability and climate change.

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it – Robert Swan

 

“You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them”. – Professor Wangari Maathai