Merici College Green Tip #18 - What is Sustainability?

Sustainability and sustainable futures are the goals of a process called ‘sustainable development’. 

So, what is ‘sustainable development?’

According to the original definition:

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". 

Brundtland Report (WCED, 1987)


This definition emphasises the long-term concept of sustainability and introduces the

Merici College Green Tip #16 - World Environment Day

Sunday June 5th is World Environment Day.

"Only One Earth" is the campaign slogan for 2022, with the focus on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”.

World Environment Day takes place every year on 5 June. 

It is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. 

Over the years, it has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental public outreach.

Merici College Green Tip #15 - World Turtle Day

Turtles and tortoises are important for the earth and its ecological balance. 

World Turtle Day recognises the significance of tortoises and turtles around the globe. 

World Turtle Day is an opportunity for awareness-raising of the issues surrounding sea turtles, and how to protect their rapidly disappearing natural habitats all over the world.

What can you do?

Avoid the use of single use plastics.

Dispose of rubbish appropriately.

Support the protection of turtles and their habitat.



Merici College Green Tip #14 - Ditch the Scoop

Here is something that we can all do to reduce our plastic waste...

Coles has committed to removing the plastic measuring scoops from Coles Brand laundry powders.

The initiative is expected to save three tonnes of plastic in a single year. 
Use your purchasing power to support sustainability promoting initiatives. 

​A small change we can all make.


Felicity Maher

Sustainability Officer

Merici staff are dedicated to teaching and learning

At Merici College, our goal is to be active role models for your daughters. Our teachers and support staff are committed to personal and professional development and are also travelling along a learning journey. We realise that learning never stops and we have teachers currently graduating and enrolled in courses. They are varied and interesting and all contribute to deepening individual knowledge, which is then shared with your daughters.

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