Wollongong Environment Network

In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis has addressed all people throughout the world to care for our common home, calling us all to “cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation” and to have an ecological conversion.

Catholic Education in the Diocese of Wollongong takes seriously this responsibility to respond to Pope Francis’ prophetic call. Engagement with eco-spirituality, environmental education and action is a key component of our mission, of being Catholic and is viewed as “core business”, not an “optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience”. LS n217

WEN logo without titleWollongong Environment Network (WEN)

The Wollongong Environment Network is an initiative of the Catholic Education Office that aims to support school communities to respond to Laudato Si’ and implement environmental stewardship and sustainability. The WEN is a strategic attempt to help the Catholic Education Office and diocesan schools address the educational challenge put forth from Pope Francis in Laudato Si’:

"It needs educators capable of developing an ethics of ecology, and helping people, through effective pedagogy, to grow in solidarity, responsibility and compassionate care.” - LS n210

The WEN is a response to our call as Christians to “realise that responsibility within creation and our duty towards nature and the Creator, are an essential part of our faith” - Pope John Paul II, 1990 New Year Message

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USEFUL LINKS   

Wollongong Environment Network (WEN) School Contacts

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Environmental Education and Action Policy

Sustainable Schools NSW

Catholic Earthcare Australia

Earth Link Newsletter

ecopromotions "Purchasing is always a moral—and not simply an economic act." Pope Francis Laudato Si' 

 

 

CONTACT FOR WOLLONGONG ENVIRONMENT NETWORK

BETH RIOLO 
Education Officer - Special Projects
Strategic Planning & Policy
Office of the Director 
beth.riolo@dow.catholic.edu.au
P: (02) 4253 0988
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