Sustainability Vision

Holy Cross College's Environment and Sustainability Strategy aims to promote the actions it will take to protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy health, social justice and prosperity. We need to act now to limit global warming and reduce the impact of climate change as the biggest threat our global society faces. Holy Cross has pledged to become NetZero by 2035 to minimise the impact it has on global warming.

Pope Francis in the Encyclical Letter ‘Laudato Si’ sets out the call to action for all humanity, here are just 4 quotations from the text:

‘A great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us, and it will demand that we set out on the long path of renewal’

‘Each community can take from the bounty of the earth whatever it needs for subsistence, but it also has the duty to protect the earth and to ensure its fruitfulness for coming generations’

‘All of us are linked by unseen bonds and together form a kind of universal family, a sublime communion which fills us with a sacred, affectionate and humble respect’

‘There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions’

This call to action is at the heart of the College’s Strategy and action plan, we are committed to helping achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which is fundamental to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations member States in 2015. The 17 goals are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.


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Holy Cross College Sustainability Strategy update Aug 2023 14th Mar 2024 Download