There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education can bring about real changes in lifestyle. (Laudato si’, Pope Francis no.211)
Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us, such as avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, separating refuse, cooking only what can reasonably be consumed, showing care for other living beings, using public transport or car-pooling, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights, or any number of other practices. (Laudato si’, Pope Francis no.211)
Mother Teresa Primary School is a package free environment. Through engagement in an inquiry focusing on waste in 2009 our learners decided that as an action to reduce paper and plastic that they should not bring packing to school. This initiative has resulted in a package free environment and the reduction of our school’s waste for landfill.