Laudato Si – Stewardship and Sustainability

Laudato SI is Pope Francis’ call for all people to live in harmony with the God’s creation, our Common Home. This call asks for us to respond as stewards of the earth, not just because of the damage being inflicted on the natural world, but because of the harm it does to the lives of millions of people across the world.

This section of the SRS chaplaincy page will be used as a way to share information about how to live sustainably and to share good practice from across the Trust, including all the brilliant things you’re doing to Live Simply.

Sustainability at SRSCMAT

“A community where everyone is conscious of our contribution to, and impact on, the world and the positive differences we can make by engaging in meaningful ways with others outside the Trust.”

The LiveSimply award is an opportunity for Catholic communities to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si’ to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”.

This year we have set bold aims and ambitions to ensure that all activities of the Trust reduce the negative impact we are having on our environment and improve sustainability.  To achieve this, we have asked our schools to become Sustainability Pioneers, undertaking to achieve the LiveSimply award. This award is an opportunity for Catholic communities to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si’ to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”.

Hover over an academy below to see how they are supporting our Trust-wide sustainability efforts.

Across the Trust, inspiring action has already begun on a vast range of sustainability plans:

  • from recycling crisp packets to setting sights on becoming zero waste schools
  • from switching off lights to campaigning for an electric school bus
  • from staff vegan Thursdays to the planned publication of a Trust-wide recipe book
  • from sowing wildflower seeds to fundraising to restore rainforests
  • from creating bug hotels to establishing entire kitchen gardens
  • from starting foodbanks to setting up sustainable shops in our schools
  • from reducing single-use plastic to changing the relationship we have with our suppliers to ensure they support our ethos

No matter how small each action, we know that together, our little ripples are making big waves and inspiring others.

Today, rather than tomorrow.

Sustainability

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