As a response to the call of Laudato si’, the Sustainability at EREA initiative seeks to invite the EREA Network and its constituent schools into the possibility of a cultural transformation, whereby an ecological conversion of heart and mind can take place. EREA recognises that this intent provides an opportunity to act out of and for an intergenerational solidarity, where the education of young people provides a rich platform for nurturing the legacy of a more hope‐filled planet.

Facilitate an ecological conversion (new ways of thinking , seeing and living) so that an ecological consciousness can emerge to support our efforts in caring for our home (sustainability).
Participation - we come together across the network to shift hearts and minds and co-create our response.
Integral Ecology - "a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor." (49, Laudato si').
Drawn by our vision for fullness of life, EREA stands ready to respond to Pope Francis’ urgent call to come together to care for our common home by launching the Sustainability at EREA initiative.
Background to Sustainability at EREA

Inspired by the call within Laudato si’, the EREA Board initiated the emergence of the EREA Sustainability Committee in late 2015.

Throughout 2016, this committee was able to discern some Guiding Principles and a Statement of Purpose, as outlined in the EREA Sustainability Committee Position Summary. With this thinking in place, the EREA Sustainability Committee was ready to invite the participation of schools and at the beginning of 2017, released the Sustainability at EREA Announcement Letter. As a launch to this initiative, schools across the EREA Network were invited to participate in the Sustainability at EREA Storytelling Campaign and to come together for Setting out for Home: A National Gathering for Sustainability.

In 2018, we will continue to draw from our Guiding Principles to support our schools in striving to live into new ways of thinking and living. As a national community in mission, we are committed to caring for our common home through what we learn and co-create together.

EREA celebrates World Environment Day 2018
To mark the release of the EREA Principal’s Statement on Ecological Sustainability, we invite schools to participate in some exciting global ecological initiatives.
News & Updates
Ecological Sustainability in action around EREA Schools
Sustainability at EREA Initiative Resources
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