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Marist Sydney: And you… what do you do on Tuesdays?

Marist Youth Ministry Sydney – Take Action Tuesdays 

At Marist Youth Ministry Sydney, we aim to engage, inspire, and empower young people, through our social media platforms to address pressing environmental issues and encourage action.

Since April 2023, our ‘Take Action Tuesday’ posts have been at the forefront of this initiative, aiming to respond to Pope Francis’ call to ‘hear the cry of the Earth’ in a contemporary context.

Some of the topics we’ve covered over the past months include:

Plastic Pollution: Highlighting the destructive impact of plastic on our environment and oceans, urging our young people to reduce plastic consumption.

Rubbish Clean up: Encouraging our community to participate in local clean-up events to prevent litter from entering our ecosystems.

Glitter-Free Products: Advocating for the use of environmentally friendly alternatives to glitter, which often contains harmful microplastics.

Gift of Presence: Emphasizing the importance of meaningful experiences over material possessions, promoting mindfulness and presence in daily life.

Food Waste Reduction: Offering tips and strategies to minimise food waste, thereby reducing methane emissions from decomposing organic matter.

Composting: Educating on the benefits of composting organic waste to enrich soil and divert waste from landfills.

Energy Conservation: Sharing practical ideas to reduce electricity usage and promote energy efficiency at home and in daily routines.

Sustainable Halloween: Offering eco-friendly alternatives and creative ideas for celebrating Halloween without contributing to waste or environmental harm.

Fast Fashion Awareness: Raising awareness about the environmental and social impacts of fast fashion and advocating for sustainable fashion choices.

Nature Connection: Encouraging young people to spend time outdoors, whether through bushwalking, gardening, or simply enjoying nature’s beauty.

We are immensely proud of the engagement and enthusiasm shown by our community in response to these initiatives. Together, we are making strides towards a more sustainable future, one small action at a time.

We hope to keep inspiring change and nurturing a deeper connection with our planet.

Mrs Jenifer Miller – Marist Youth Ministry Sydney Regional Coordinator – @mym_sydney

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