In 2022, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle launched its Sustainability Plan.
It recognises our ability to positively influence sustainability in the Maitland-Newcastle region.
The geographic region covered by the Diocese includes 154,481 residents identifying as Catholic and the Diocese employs more than 4,600 staff across its parishes and agencies. In addition, the Diocese provides services to many individuals as well as educating more than 20,000 primary and high school students. Due to its community reach, geographic coverage and size, the sustainability commitments of the Diocese have the potential to make a significant impact on the broader community.
Our Diocesan vision is to be a leader in sustainability and proactively play a key role in transitioning the Maitland-Newcastle region to a more sustainable future. Our Sustainability Plan is underpinned by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and our Diocesan Strategic Plan 2022 -2025.
Our CEO, Sean Scanlon said, “Daily, our Diocesan operations influence and impact more than 25,000 children and young adults across our schools, early education or in our care, and more than 4,600 employees. Our people care deeply about sustainability and the Diocese considers it part of its responsibility to equip the next generation to understand global challenges and the role they may play in rising to meet them.”
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