Posts Tagged ‘Environmentalism’

Seminary students confessed to plants

Monday, October 7th, 2019

A student from Union Theological Seminary has tweeted: “Today in chapel, we confessed to plants. Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honour. What do you confess to the plants in your life?” The Read more

John Paul College students create award winning video

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Eamon Walsh, David Harrison and Joshua Richardson are students at John Paul College in Rotorua. Their video won the top prize in the Film, 15-18 years category in the 2016 Young Reporters for the Environment awards. Have a look at the video

Litterless lunch at Stella Maris Primary School

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

A worm farm, pigs and determined pupils are making a difference at Stella Maris Catholic Primary School. In an effort to reduce the Silverdale school’s waste, a Litterless Lunch Wednesday scheme was dreamed up by pupils. Every Wednesday students pack their lunchboxes with compostable foods and reusable packaging. Any leftover waste goes to the school’s Read more

Sales of bottled water banned at Catholic schools

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Students at Catholic schools in Saskatoon in Canada will no longer be able to buy a bottle of water at school. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) is eliminating plastic bottled water from vending machines, cafeterias, school-related events and meetings. The reasons given are environmental consciousness and solidarity with people in the world who lack clean Read more

Guam’s parishes go green and save money on energy

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Two more parishes in Guam are installing photovoltaic energy-saving systems on their roofs in an effort to save money and help preserve the environment. The parishes of Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey Church in Chalan Pago and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Agat have entered into a contract to purchase renewable Read more

Helping student to become protectors of the environment

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Caritas has developed an 80 page guide for teachers in ways to nurture kaitiakitanga (stewardship) of the Warawara Forest in Northland. The Warawara Forest resource aims to teach students to be protectors of the environment resource aims to teach students to be protectors of the environment. It is called Te Warawara: Te Wairua o te iwi Read more

Church in Guam installs solar panels on roof

Friday, November 1st, 2013

188 solar panels are to be installed on the roof of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at Yona, in Guam. They will supply about 65% of the church’s electricity needs. This will be the second solar panel array installed on a church owned building at the Yona. Last December, St. Francis Catholic School turned Read more

Solar power lights up in Saint Mary’s in Gisborne

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

As more and more New Zealanders consider alternative power supplies, a Gisborne church will be praying for sunshine. Saint Mary Star of the Sea has invested in five-watt solar panels on the roof of the parish building in Campion Road. Father Yvan Sergy says the panels will be installed in the second week of August, Read more

Rio plus 20 and Rio minus 20 = 0

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The recent Rio plus 20 summit has been described as a ‘failure’ and one of such meetings held by world leaders to push for their economic benefits under the guise of sustainable development by Fiu Mata’ese Elisara, executive director of Samoa’s Ole Siosiomaga Society. Elisara was in Honiara for the 11th Pacific Arts Festival to Read more

Rio plus 20 – Is this our last chance?

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Rio plus 20 is upon us – 20 years after the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro agreed on Conventions to keep our planet sustainable. They were more honoured in the breach than the observance, but at least they exist. Is this our last chance to implement them and save our God-given world? One Read more