Over 300 students, from 36 schools across the state, attended the NSW Catholic Earthcare Youth Summit on November 10. The event was hosted by Mount St Benedict College in Pennant Hills, Sydney, and attended by Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta.

Catholic Earthcare Australia, a program of Caritas Australia, collaborated with students at Mount Saint Benedict College, Saint Scholastica’s College, Saint Mary Star of the Sea College and Stella Maris College to design and lead the one-day event, which covered environmental advocacy on the personal, community and international level.

“This year, the theme is: ‘from little things, big things grow’, which reflects how the youth summit is created by students, for students, with a view to develop their capacity to advocate for the future they want to see.”

Students had the opportunity to hear from COP26 representative, Ann Marie Brennan, as well as from Alicja Boruciuch from Young Christian Workers and Taabeia Ibouri and Katarina Kabiriera from the Sisters of Kiribati.

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