Caring for Creation - Gold Award - Eco-Aware Parish

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Our path to becoming an eco-aware parish began when Pope Francis’s letter, Laudato Si’, became an issue for discussion at one of our Parish Pastoral Council meetings. It was agreed that care for creation become a specific ministry in the parish. Subsequently, a group of interested people gathered together and so the journey began.

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Over the past four years small but significant steps were taken, and at each stage, a report of these activities sent to ECI. As a result, we received our first certificate, Awareness Certificate and then the Endeavour Certificate in March 2020.

Despite lockdown, work continued and on receiving our last application for the final audit, ECI informed us that we are now an eco-aware parish. The visit of the ECI assessors could not take place due to COVID 19 restrictions. However, as soon as circumstances allow, we look forward to welcoming the assessors to our Sunday liturgy. We know that their encouragement will confirm us in our desire to live as an eco-aware community, recalling Pope Francis’s statement:

“Love, overflowing with small gestures of mutual care, is also civic and political, and makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world” (LS 231)

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Eco-Aware Events in June 2024

  • 5 June 2024
    World Environment Day

    We cannot turn back time, but we can grow forests, revive water sources, and bring back soils. We are the generation that can make peace with land.

    For more information click HERE

  • 8 June 2024
    World Oceans Day

    One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together

    For more information click HERE.

  •  16 June 2024
    World Refill Day

    World Refill day is a global public awareness campaign designed to accelerate the transition away from single-use plastic and towards reuse systems.

    For more information click HERE.

  • 17 June 2024
    World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought Day

    Desertification, land degradation, and drought are among the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, with up to 40% of all land area worldwide already considered degraded.

    For more information click HERE.

  • 22 June 2024
    World Rainforest Day

    World Rainforest Day celebrates the importance of healthy, standing rainforests for climate, biodiversity, culture, and livelihoods— and convenes a global movement to protect and restore them.

    For more information click HERE

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