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.”