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Sustainability

As a school community, we are committed to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
The concept of 
sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social - also known informally as profits, planet, and people.

Working with young people we already have an opportunity to educate and inform students about their environment but we also have a responsibility to set an example and show how, through simple actions, each individual, each house, each company, through a little thought and determination, can make a difference to the local environment. The small changes made locally can then help to make a massive change globally.

Lets_Go_Zero_Campaign_Information.pdf

 

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Recent news

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  • Thursday 1 July 2021 Eco Poster Success Posters containing the artwork of SFX students have been released, offering people the chance to sponsor a tree in a newly-formed woodland in Richmond as part of the town's 950th birthday celebrations.
  • Wednesday 19 May 2021 Eco Boost for the Library Some wonderful books have been donated to the school to improve our collection on the environment.
  • Wednesday 21 April 2021 Climate logo competition Design a logo for the new Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership that embodies their vision for effective action against climate change.
  • Monday 29 March 2021 Climate action partnership launched in Richmondshire A new partnership set up to respond to the climate and environmental emergency has been launched in Richmondshire.
  • Thursday 12 November 2020 Let's Go Zero St. Francis Xavier School in Richmond has joined schools across the UK to get behind a national Let’s Go Zero schools campaign declaring its aim to become zero carbon by 2030.

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Useful links

https://thecatholicuniverse.com/yorkshire-greta-calls-on-her-mp-rishi-sunak-to-support-multi-faith-schools-journey-to-zero-carbon/

 https://letsgozero.org/

 https://ashden.org/schools-campaign/ 

 https://educationbusinessuk.net/news/11112020/student-calls-mp-rishi-sunak-support-school%E2%80%99s-zero-carbon-aims

 http://www.educatemagazine.com/yorkshire-student-calls-mp-support-schools-journey-zero-carbon/

 http://www.richmondshiretoday.co.uk/st-francis-xavier-school-joins-national-zero-carbon-campaign/

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAVPqzTafZI&feature=youtu.be

 https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Yorkshire-Greta-Calls-On-Her-MP-Rishi-Sunak-To-Support-Schools-Journey-To-Zero-C-