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Sandhurst Switches Off


Friday 27 March 2020

Join schools around the diocese in turning off lights for one hour!

In Sandhurst, we invite you to participate in Sandhurst Switches Off. All Catholic schools and Catholic Education Offices will be encouraged to turn off their lights and any other electronic devices for part of the day or a whole day. This action is symbolic of our commitment to the preservation of God’s fragile creation. It is also symbolic of our solidarity with those who are suffering due to climate change. Let us reimagine our partnership with all of creation.

“If we approach nature and the environment without this openness to awe and wonder, if we no longer speak the language of fraternity and beauty in our relationship with the world, our attitude will be that of masters, consumers, ruthless exploiters, unable to set limits on their immediate needs.” (Laudate Si, Pope Francis, p. 17)