Gift of Life DonateLife Walk 2021 Thank You!

Thank you to all our students and staff for supporting our virtual walk yesterday morning for Gift of Life Inc DonateLife Walk 2021. We would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Hit104.7 Ned and Josh and staff for broadcasting their Breakfast Show live at Merici and supporting our Walk. We would also like to thank Cath, Mallie and all the team at Gift of Life Inc for all your organisational assistance and support.

Merici College Green Tip #4 - Reduce waste and increase garden productivity!

This is great! You can use your eggs shells to make little seed starter pots!

To make your own seed starting pots from eggshells, fill each half with good potting soil and set them in an egg carton. Plant seeds in these DIY "pots" and care for them as you would any other seed. When the seedlings are big enough to go out in the garden, simply give the shell a little squeeze. This cracks the eggshell and allows the seedlings to send roots out through the eggshells and into the garden more easily!

Merici College Opening School Mass

Today the Merici College community gathered together to celebrate the 2021 Opening School Mass.  . We welcomed special guests from Catholic Education, our fellow Colleges and Primary Schools, Principals and Executive Staff, School Leaders and Sisters of the Orders Sr Angela Jordan and Sr Frances Fitzpatrick of the Mercy Sisters and Sr Genny Ryan of the Ursuline Order who were instrumental as the founding Orders of the College. We were honoured to welcome our Celebrating parish priest: Fr Emil Milat, from the Central Canberra parish.

Merici College Green Tip #3 - Biodegradable, Compostable and Degradable, which to choose?

​The terms biodegradable, compostable and degradable all create the impression that they offer better environmental outcomes to conventional plastics and that they disappear harmlessly into the environment, right?  

No, this is not the case. 

As the world moves to ban single-use plastics, biodegradable plastics are increasingly in focus as an environmentally friendly alternative. However, some plastics degrade into microplastics, others take a very long time to disappear from the environment, and in certain conditions they produce powerful greenhouse gases.

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