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.

Physical Environment

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.

Environmental Education

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.

Waste Management

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.

Water

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.

Energy

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.

Purchasing Policy

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.

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“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.”

Sasha Borg

Assistant Head Forms 1 & 2

Green Flag Award

In 2015/2016, our College was awarded the Green Flag Award for the very first time.  The award is given every two years. The Secondary School was awarded the Green Flag Award for the third time this year, and for the second time in the Primary School. Watch the videos produced by the Primary School and Secondary School.

The Sixth Form Green Team