Environmental Action Team
Take the Challenge: Start 2022 off on the right foot by joining the Environmental Action Team's Go Green Challenge. They will provide a list of (mostly) easy actions students can do to improve their sustainability habits. Each action earns points. Top scorers of each week will win prizes! Anyone can participate, so make sure to follow the Environmental Action Team’s Instagram account @chsenvironmentalaction to keep up-to-date with the Go Green Challenge.
On May 19, the girls lacrosse, softball, and boys and girls tennis teams joined forces with the Environmental Action Club to clean up local beaches. It was a spectacular day to #careforourcommonhome! Thank you to all who joined!
Next meeting: April 6 at 2:15 p.m. in the Parlor. Join in planning for planting!
Do you need service hours, or just want to get outside and contribute to a sustainable effort? Come with the Cheverus Environmental Action Team on April 9th from 9:30-11:00 a.m. We will be volunteering at a farm called Growing to Give, which donates all of its produce to local places in need, and is almost 100% volunteer-run. There will be a bus from Cheverus, and you are welcome to come with a group of your friends!!
Please see Ms. Antonson if you are interested.
Permission slips will be sent out on Tuesday, April 6th.
The Cheverus Environmental Action Team is super excited to hold a Go Green Challenge to start off 2021! Check out the list of environmentally friendly actions you can do at home/on your own, and each is worth a certain amount of points (as listed). If you complete any of these actions (whether you already do them, or if you start anytime after January 4th), fill out the Google form for Week 1 linked here, and we will keep track of your points. Please wait to fill out the form until Friday of each week and a new form will be sent out on that Monday for the coming week!
Throughout each week of January, we will be announcing the week's winners. Prizes will go to the top 3 participants of every week (so if you don't start until Week 2, you still have a shot to win prizes!)
Prizes for Week 1 will include gift cards to local and/or green business and Cheverus swag.
We would also love for you to take pictures of any challenge items you complete. You can dm them to our Instagram (@chsenvironmentalaction), tag us on your story, or email them to Ms. Antonson (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can keep track of our community's sustainability efforts together!
Care for our Common Home
Announced in early 2019, the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAP) are the guiding principles of the Jesuits for the next ten years. All Jesuits were invited to take part and in addition our mission partners. One of the four UAP is to collaborate in the Care of our Common Home.
Today's environmental crisis is impacting in a particular way on the poor and vulnerable. Action is needed urgently by Christians and by all people of goodwill. Learn more about the commitment of the Society of Jesus to care for creation.
Learn more about ecological issues at EcoJesuit
"Love, overflowing with small gestures of mutual care, is also civic and political, and it makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world. (231). We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it. (229)." -- Laudato Si