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

#MericiMoment Wall of Words – Corinne Read (Jones) Class of 2009

#MericiMoment Wall of Words – Corinne Read (Jones) Class of 2009

The word I have chosen is Independence

It’s hard to come up with one word. I loved my time at Merici and I think many of the things I was taught at Merici helped me to become an independent person and strive to achieve my dreams and goals and to never hold myself back.

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 St Angela Merici Day 'I Will Serve'

As the Merici College community gathered on Friday 20 May for St Angela Merici Day, we celebrated the life of Angela Merici, our Patron Saint, who will be remembered as a revolutionary woman and who continues to inspire us each day.

The celebratory activities commenced in Pastoral Care with students gifting a St Angela Merici medal ‘Pray For Us’ to another student in their PC group and exploring our College theme #SERVIAM. Students remembered St Angela as an educator of women from all classes of society.

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

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