“Towards a Sustainable School”

Sometimes an email will arrive on my screen like a breath of fresh air. Daniel Devincenzi, from the City of Beautiful Breezes (Buenos Aires), sent me one with the refreshing title you see above. Isn’t that an idea to move the Edmund Rice Network to work?

Colegio Cardenal Newman (yes, he who is moving towards beatification as you read this) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has adopted a five-point action plan to turn this title into a project for their school. Of course, they are beginning with an audit, and the staff and students are planning to set goals for the college in the following areas:
• Energy
• Water
• Purchasing and Waste
• Transport
• Building and Environment

You can see immediately how every area of the school curriculum can be involved in this. What subject does not touch on our environment? Let Colegio Cardenal Newman be the first to aim for sustainability so clearly, but let’s all be inspired to move in the same direction!

Whilst the audit is taking place enthusiastic students are already collecting waste paper from each classroom to be recycled . The sale of this paper will contribute towards the running costs of one of our major public children’s hospital – Hospital Garrahan – www.vaporlospibes.com.ar

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