Caring for our environment
OUR GREEN POLICY
The vision statement of St Aloysius College states that we would like to “promote dialogue with people of other cultures and religious traditions in a common effort to build a more peaceful and ecologically just world”.
Inspired by the teachings of the recent Popes on the care of the environment and particularly by Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, “Laudato Si”, St Aloysius College commits itself to collaborating with others in preserving the environment and promoting ecological values and practices among all its stakeholders.
We recognize the need to change our attitudes and practices, to become more caring towards creation. Our faith motivates us to work with others to leave a better “common home” for future generations.
This policy document is written with each of the College’s institutions developing strategies and action plans for the implementation of an integral ecology.
The physical environment within St Aloysius College reflects a strong commitment to the value of sustainability providing a welcoming environment for exercise and recreation and positively influencing students’ attitudes towards creation.
St Aloysius College is committed to empower learners to become environmentally knowledgeable and, above all, skilled and dedicated human beings who are willing to work individually and collectively towards achieving and maintaining a dynamic equilibrium between the quality of life and quality of the environment.
This is in line with the National Curriculum Framework within compulsory education. However Environmental education should also be integrated in co-curricular activities, extra-curricular activities as well as the work of the School Chaplaincy.
St Aloysius College is committed to the protection of the environment through the implementation of an effective waste management programme, to the continuous improvement of waste management practices and to the reduction in the proportion of avoidable waste.
St Aloysius College is committed to actively educate and promote wise and sustainable use of water through best management practices which in turn will serve as modelling practices for all that is taught at our educational institutions.
St Aloysius College strives towards producing energy and feeding the grid as well as reducing the amount of energy consumed to a possible lowest. The College is committed to educate stakeholders in all matters related to energy conservation.
St Aloysius College is committed to its environmental responsibility when purchasing items, and for the general upkeep and maintenance of the various areas of the College.
Implementation and Monitoring
The Green Team is a group of teachers and senior management team members from the Primary, Secondary and Sixth form sections of St Aloysius College. Following consultation with their respective members of staff and the EkoSkola committees, the Green Team will be involved in the development, implementation, and review of the St Aloysius College Green Policy, recommending action that could be taken in order to meet the aims of the policy, and where possible, help to implement the action plans prepared by their respective schools. The policy will be reviewed as needed.
Spotlight on the BlueMed Project
For the month of December, our Secondary School’s EkoSkola Malta team selected another local fish, TUNA. The students collected data by researching online, carried out interviews with local fishermen about fishing methods, and asked relatives about family recipes.
Check out the poster above!
“It’s a pleasure to see the students engaging so enthusiastically in caring for our environment. The College has an excellent track record in developing its Green Policy and the work is ongoing and exciting.”
Litterless Campaign: An EkoSkola Activity
** EkoSkola Malta Green Flag - 20th Anniversary - 2023 **
** ‘Don’t Throw It, Grow It!’ – A Red Warriors & Press Kids Collaboration **
‘Libraries and ecological stewardship constantly remind me that we are global citizens and the earth is our common home. The wisdom of authors from different cultures, alive on our library shelves, explores common themes from different perspectives and through different mindsets, with the hope of providing solutions for the puzzling problems inflicting humanity. But common problems call for common actions. Togetherness is the way forward on the one earth we inhabit. This ‘togetherness’ is the central inspiration animating the Green Team and the Global Citizenship programme at our Sixth Form.