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Journey asks Ryan Drake – How are you called to care for creation?

BRISBANE BOYS’ College Sustainability Group was established in 2010 to address the growing concern amongst some
students as to the school’s response to issues revolving around climate change.

There is an increasingly growing movement of youth today who are called to be stewards for the environment and protect God’s creation for future generations to enjoy.

In Deuteronomy we learn that “Heaven and the heaven of heavens belong to the LORD your God, the earth with all that is in it”, and so as we are only here on Earth for a short amount of time, we have a responsibility to uphold the great nature of this planet for others to enjoy once we leave to go home.

In the past year the sustainability group has completed a number of projects to reduce the school’s overall environmental

We have developed a paper waste recycling scheme to reduce the amount of paper being thrown out each year and have
strategically planted herb gardens in high traffic areas, encouraging both teachers and parents to openly collect herbs and take them home at the end of the day!

In the future, school camps will be more sustainably managed by means of rethinking how we dispose of food and other wastes whilst away from school.