Wollongong Environment Network | Environment Matters

St Columbkille’s Students Win National Grant

Posted 6 November 2018 by Catholic Education

During Nude Food October and Enviroweek, two clever Year 6 students from St Columbkille’s, Corrimal won a national competition, earning a Nude Food Grant.

Saskia McIntyre and Emily Fenton recognised that there is too much packaging on food brought in from home by the students at their school and that by coming to school at least one day a week trash free with ‘nude food’, they could help beat plastic pollution and encourage their community to live more sustainably.

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St Joseph’s Albion Park leads the charge on EnviroWeek action

Posted 30 October 2018 by Catholic Education

St Joseph’s, Albion Park has used this year’s EnviroWeek to celebrate and further their fantastic efforts to build environmental awareness, action and a strong school spirit around caring for creation.

 

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Recognition for Environmental Action

Posted 24 October 2018 by Beth Riolo

The Staff and Students of St Joseph's Primary School Bulli take very seriously their call to care for the planet and have recently introduced a special award that recognises those people in their community who have demonstrated their commitment and care for the environment.

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Schools around the Diocese say no to plastic on World Environment Day

Posted 8 June 2018 by Catholic Education

From Helensburgh to Moss Vale, Unanderra to Ingleburn, our CEDoW schools have celebrated World Environment Day, encouraging awareness and positive action to protect our environment. Students have embraced this year’s theme, ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ in many effective and creative ways - a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time.

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Teachers Meet to Care for Our Common Home, Our School

Posted 31 May 2018 by Beth Riolo

Caring for Our Common Home, Our School was the theme for the recent professional development day that gathered the WEN Contacts from across our system of schools.

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Holy Family's Green First Term

Posted 19 April 2018 by Beth Riolo

During Term One, the school community of Holy Family, Ingleburn has been actively promoting environmental initiatives through the actioning of their School Environment Management Plan (SEMP).

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Schools add their voices to ban plastic bags

Posted 16 April 2018 by Beth Riolo

Recently our schools were invited to help Sophia Skaparis, a student from Monte Sant Angelo North Sydney, who asked if we would sign a petition to ban single-use plastic bags in NSW.

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A Creative Answer to Pope Francis' Call

Posted 16 November 2017 by Catholic Education

St Pius X Unanderra have been working on the installation of a mural, composed of plastic bags woven into a pre-existing chain link fence.  This creative re-use of plastic bags, speaks directly to Pope Francis’ call to alter the contemporary ‘throwaway culture’ (Laudato Si, 22). 

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War On Waste (WOW) Club

Posted 14 November 2017 by Beth Riolo

The Environment Club at St Joseph’s Albion Park, now called the War on Waste (WOW) Club has been working hard this year to reduce the amount of waste the school is sending to landfill by introducing recycling to the school.

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St Joseph’s Albion Park: Winners at the Illawarra Green Flicks film competition!

Posted 14 November 2017 by Beth Riolo

St Joseph's Albion Park are Winners of the 'Schools' Participation Prize' for the Illawarra Green Flicks Film Competition!

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St Columbkille’s Enviro Ninjas

Posted 23 October 2017 by Beth Riolo

In September, leading up to the Feast of St Francis, the community of St Columbkille’s celebrated, the Season of Creation.

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CEDoW School Response to Laudato Si' 2016

Posted 27 September 2017 by Beth Riolo

Our schools have taken up the challenges and considerations from Laudato Si’ and responded in a myriad of ways.

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World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Posted 27 September 2017 by Beth Riolo

Ss. Peter and Paul, Kiama had an action packed day full of various activities to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

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St Paul's Vegetable Gardens

Posted 27 September 2017 by Beth Riolo

Have you seen our new vegetable gardens at St Paul's Albion Park?

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St Clare's Narellan Vale Environmental Campaign

Posted 27 September 2017 by Beth Riolo

The Mini Vinnies busy bees of St Clare’s Catholic Primary School, at Narellan Vale, are uniting to benefit the community and environment.

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St Pius X Plays its Part in National Tree Day

Posted 8 August 2017 by David and Maile from St Pius X

Green thumbs from all over Australia came together to help celebrate Planet Ark’s 22nd National Tree Day 2017, resulting in up to one million natives being planted over 3000 sites.

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Your Coffee Doesn't Have to Cost the Earth

Posted 5 June 2017 by Catholic Education

On World Environment Day, we invite you to perhaps re-think the way you indulge in your daily coffee ritual and choose a more environmentally friendly option to having your caffeine fix.

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EARTH HOUR Schools Day - Friday 24 March

Posted 20 March 2017 by Catholic Education

World Earth Hour Day is coming up on Saturday the 25th of March at 8.30pm.  In 2017, schools and the Catholic Education Office are invited to celebrate Earth Hour on Earth Hour Schools Day, Friday 24th March.

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