Merici College Green Tip #10 - April 5th is Australia's Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day is the date each year when humanity's demand on nature exceeds the Earth's biocapacity.

This date gets earlier each year, meaning that it is taking less time to use up the resources produced by the Earth and that current consumption is taking from the future. 

For 2024, that date is July 27th.

However, as you can see in the diagram below, when broken down by country, Australia's Overshoot Day 2024 is April 5th.

Merici College Green Tip #9 - A Lower Waste Easter

Australians will spend more than $3 billion this Easter.

Have you noticed just how many single use items come along with Easter each year? 

With a bit of careful planning, you can reduce your waste whilst still enjoying all the traditions and treats of Easter. 

Here are some tips for having a lower waste Easter:

Easter egg foil

Merici College Gift of Life Walk

Sincere thanks to all our community for supporting our Gift of Life Walk this morning. We would like to extend our thanks to Wilko and Courts and the Canberra FM crew for broadcasting live from Merici this morning and helping us raise awareness about organ and tissue donation. Special thanks to Cath Scott and all the staff at Gift of Life Inc. for their involvement and support.

Don't forget everyone, register to become a donor!


Merici College Green Tip #7 - Global Recycling Day Monday 18 March.

Next Monday, March 18th is Global Recycling Day.

Recycling is a key part of the circular economy, helping to protect our natural resources. 

Each year recycling saves over 700 million tonnes in CO2 emissions, and this is projected to increase to 1 billion tons by 2030. 

Recycling is a key component for action on climate change and environmental degradation.


At Merici there will be a waste audit in the New Quad at lunchtime on Monday, March 18th.  

All are welcome to participate or observe.


International Women’s Day Soiree 2024

We would like to thank our community for supporting International Women's Day and attending our special celebration. The theme for International Women’s Day is 'Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress' which is aimed at tackling economic disempowerment. The campaign theme also includes 'Inspire Inclusion’ and emphasises the importance of diversity and empowerment in all aspects of society.

Graduating Class of 2023 Destinations Report

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2023

Merici College congratulates every student on their personal and academic achievements for 2023. These have been acknowledged at the College’s Graduation and Awards Ceremony. Here is a proud snapshot of the Class of 2023 and a glimpse of the contribution Merici students will make to our local and global community in the future.

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