Tech Talk: Modern Eco-Citizens

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Modern Eco-Citizens: Using apps for environmental education

 

By Ania Czupajlo
Art Director, Principal Connections

Although Earth Day only appears once on the calendar, discussions and projects on environmental stewardship should be continued throughout the year and included in all subjects. Apps are a great way to get students interested in wildlife, water conservation, composting, clean eating, climate change, recycling and the overall world around them. They can help teach our students how to become exemplary eco-citizens. Here are some of the apps that will help guide your students in their role of becoming environmental stewards.

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Embracing Stewardship

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Embracing Stewardship

Deirdre Kinsella Biss

 

By Deirdre Kinsella Biss
Editor, Principal Connections

With the release of the latest issue of Principal Connections, Editor Deirdre Kinsella Biss provides a sneak preview of what you can expect in our magazine this month.


We are all stewards of God. As such, we must care for all of God’s creations. As environmentalists, we must look after the earth. As people of faith, we must look after each other. As Catholic school leaders and community members, we must build healthy living environments that encourage us and all entrusted in our care to flourish, learn, and love. Stewardship promotes spiritual and moral formation and sets the table for the development and growth of responsible global citizens.

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Lessons from Eco Club

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Lessons from Eco Club

By: Lorna McGillis, Vice-Principal, St. Anthony, Port Hope

Our rapidly changing environment prompts us to stop and think, and indeed take stock of how we live on our planet. We are called to respond and to adopt new ways of living as Pope Francis highlights in his encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.

The response to this call by our school’s Eco Club members has been one that exhibits understanding, commitment and an embodiment of stewardship that lends hope that the future of our Earth is in capable and caring hands.

Speaking about her reasons for joining the Eco Club one student explains, “I wanted to be a part of something, to help out here at school and I wanted to increase my understanding of things like recycling and keeping the Earth clean.”

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CPCO Gala 2017

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CPCO Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony 2017

By Hannah Yakobi

On Friday, April 21, 2017, CPCO hosted its annual Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony.

Held this year at the Delta Hotel in the heart of Toronto, the event celebrated Catholic leaders from across Ontario.

Thank you to everyone who helped plan and execute this year’s Gala and to those who participated. We would also like to extend a special thank you to all Gala Sponsors, whose support is greatly appreciated.

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AMR February 2017

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Highlights from CPCO’s February 2017 AMR

By Hannah Yakobi

Photography by Kareen Mallon

In late February 2017, CPCO held its latest Assembly of Member Representatives Meeting in Toronto’s west end.

The event featured an interactive agenda, including a variety of presentations about CPCO’s programs, projects and initiatives. The biggest highlight of the two-day session was a presentation by the Minister of Education, The Honourable Mitzie Hunter.

It was a busy and productive two-day event, with much engagement from all.

Full photo gallery from the February AMR can be found on CPCO’s Flickr page.

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