Christian Brothers 'pay' environmental costs of conference travel

At the end of their Oceania Assembly in Brisbane last month, the Christian Brothers committed $1000 towards the planting of trees, in compensation for the cost to the environment of fuel and emissions incurred during travel to the event.

Edmund Rice Online reports that the payment is seen as a statement, and a means of replenishing oxygen into the atmosphere after the consumption of fuel and the production of carbon dioxides and other emissions due to travel by air and other means.

"The general intent is that we would plant the number of trees obtainable for this sum on one/more of our properties," said a statement printed in this week's St Patrick's Province News (VIC/TAS).

The report in the Province News asked for suggestions as to how the planting resolve might be realised.

The Oceania Assembly aimed to make major plans for the future of the Congregation in this part of the world, including a restructure that is likely to lead to the amalgmation of the four Australian Provinces.

Paying environmental costs of travel to meeting (Edmund Rice Online 21/2/06)

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Christian Brothers in Oceania
Edmund Rice Online
Online Catholics reports on Christian Brothers' 'vibrant gathering' (Edmund Rice Online 8/2/06)

22 Feb 2006