In the final week of Term 1, we celebrated our annual Eco Justice Day.

The day was designed to create awareness about the impact of single-use plastics in our world and to encourage and celebrate the adoption of Nude Food as normal practice. We are implored by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Sì to ‘care for our common home’.

We hope that this event will have inspired students and staff to make changes in our daily lives, both at school and at home.

The day was designed and run by the Year 9 Horizon students and supported by the Social Justice Club. A huge thank you to all the students and staff who supported this initiative.

In the morning, every student who brought in Nude Food to morning Pastoral received a token or stamp to present at the Centenary Lawn at lunchtime at the Eco Justice Fair. This year’s stalls included: Eco Lemonade, Eco Biscuits and Rocky Road, Homemade Lip Balm, Chocolate Paper, Fair Trade and Eco Hot Chocolates and so much more!

We also celebrated the efforts of Project Compassion in Term 1, where we set up bins for the recycling of bottles and cans as part of the Victorian Government’s Recycling Scheme. Recyclables were delivered to the Banyule Facility, and the 10c from every item was donated to Caritas Australia for important humanitarian projects.

We will continue to recycle these items at OLMC, so we encourage students to continue to bring in these items and deposit them into the correct bins.

For more information about the Recycling Scheme, please visit : https://cdsvic.org.au/

Lauren Marquet
Social Justice Coordinator