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Care for Creation
Environmental sustainability is an integral part of our Catholic faith, curriculum and a strategic priority. We continue to unlock the Pope's Encyclical Laudato si' (On Care For Our Common Home.) Pope Francis says that to care for Our Common Home is an essential part of our faith. Many of our schools are actively working in environmental education, sustainable living practices, development of their school grounds, the creational environment prayer and liturgy practices and the many social justice practices, such as the enhancement of Indigenous cultures and service of the poor.
Pope Francis calls us to a spirituality of love and respect for all creation in the one community of life on earth. Most of all he is full of hope that we can meet this urgent challenge to the future of 'Our Common Home'.
One of the environmental initiatives at Townsville Catholic Education is the Environmental Awareness Advisory Committee who meet each term and work towards supporting environmental education for schools and parishes throughout the Townsville Diocese. This dedicated committee includes staff from a range of schools who plan and coordinate specific events such as Eco-Warriors. They support schools with curriculum advice and promotion of sustainable practices.