• St. Gabriel School has been offering "Nature Club" as an after school, hands on program to spark children's curiosity and understanding of the natural world. Topics have covered everything from water color painting in nature, to animal tracking, to bird nests. Experts from Schlitz   Audubon Nature Center and Milwaukee County Zoo have volunteered for the program as well. Parents and Teachers have made this program possible.
  • ​A corner of the Parish Bulletin has become the "Sustainability Corner" in which weekly messages are written to educate and empower parishioners to live more sustainably in their everyday lives.
  • A Laudato Si' Project Green team has been established at the parish to educate themselves and others about the call of Laudato Si'. This group meets monthly and has done an encyclical study, lessons from the Sustainability Source Book, and plans projects that further St. Gabriel toward Living Laudato Si'.
  • Laudato Si' Project has presented about church teaching on the environment and Living Laudato Si' as part of a Lenten Series. 



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Recreation

  • Students have been able to go on nature hikes through the Timber Stone Nature Trails near the school grounds.
  • It is planned that youth groups will have the opportunity to go on a spring recreation trip to a state park to enjoy the natural world, talk about care for creation, and build community. 


Stewardship

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  • Students from St. Gabriel School have taken part in multiple Earth Week Activities including a schoolyard clean-up, recycling/waste audit, aluminum can drive, and more
  • St. Gabriel School had constructed a 12x12 raised vegetable garden.
  • St. Gabriel Youth Groups and confirmation students are required to complete service hours, including volunteering with Laudato Si' Project.
  • ​The parish Laudato Si' Project team is putting on a "Sustainability Saturday/Sunday." There will be educational displays and activities showcasing how to Live Laudato Si'.
  • The School HSA and Laudato Si' Project are putting on an e-waste recycling drive through Planet Green Recycle. Proceeds fund the school. 

Restoring Our Natural Connection

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