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Latin American and Caribbean Jesuits assess mission impact

31 March 2017
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Roberto Jaramillo, SJ Ecojesuit shares this commentary from Roberto Jaramillo, SJ as he assumes his position as the new president of the Conference of Jesuit Provincials in Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL).  The text is originally written in Spanish, Palabra de la CPAL: Un verdadero “sínodo” jesuítico latinoamericano y caribeño. It was a...
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Struggling for climate justice in our common home

28 February 2017
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Climate justice as human justice is the main theme of Loyola University Chicago’s fourth annual Climate Change Conference on 16 to 17 March 2017 titled Climate Justice: The Struggle for Our Common Home. Held annually since 2014 and hosted by the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, the 2017 climate change conference invites participants to learn...
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Sharing Laudato si’ online resources

31 January 2017
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An online site Laudato si’- On care for our common home shares a selection of web-based annotated resources to better understand, apply, and communicate Laudato si’. The site was developed after the encyclical’s release in June 2015 and as a huge number of responses quickly flooded the web that included comments, reactions and introductory presentations...
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Justice in Mining Network seeks Jesuit participation in survey of mining activity

15 January 2017
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The Justice in Mining Network is conducting a survey of mining activity and related issues in communities where there are Jesuits, either individually or through institutions. The survey intends to identify the key concerns around mining and its related impacts in areas where there is a Jesuit presence.  The results will inform the network of the...
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What happens when a community starts planning from scratch? Towards a broader application of GIS to reduce disaster risks and plan land use, post-Haiyan

30 November 2016
Réunion de la ESSC avec le personnel de DRR et SIG de l’administration locale de Hernani à Eastern Samar sur le travail collaboratif sur le renforcement des capacités. Crédit photo: ESSC

Dallay Annawi Hernani and Marabut are among the coastal towns in Eastern Visayas in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and had to rebuild their database, maps, and plans from scratch, after the storm surge destroyed their municipal buildings along with their maps and records. These local government units (or LGUs that...
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CIDSE recommends fundamental role of human rights and environmental protection in review of European Development Consensus

31 October 2016
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CIDSE, the international family of Catholic social justice organisations, recently shared its latest policy paper Make human rights and environmental protection the fundamentals! Recommendations for the review of the European Development Consensus.  With the intention of the European Union (EU) to update the Consensus to reflect the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030, CIDSE...
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Jesuit students want to be part of the broader, sustainable movement in fossil fuel divestment

15 October 2016
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Anthony Rizzi I am part of DIVEST Loyola and the Loyola Association of Students for Sustainability and when we worked together with different on-campus and off-campus organizations to create the first ever Earth Week celebration at Loyola New Orleans this year, I wondered how great it would be if all Jesuit institutions somehow worked...
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CERED: Contributing to research for sustainable development in DR Congo

30 September 2016
La recherche CERED met l’accent sur l’impact du changement climatique dans la région de Kinshasa. Crédit photo: CERED

  The Center for Research and Sustainable Development Communication (Centre de Recherche et de Communication pour le Développement Durable or CERED)  is a recently established interdisciplinary research center in Loyola University of Congo (Université Loyola du Congo in French) in Kimwenza in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). CERED is part of...
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Seattle University’s efforts in campus sustainability and working for environmental justice

15 September 2016
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The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) at Seattle University welcomed 160 participants at its recently held 2nd biennial Just Sustainability Conference that offered an opportunity for academics and practitioners to share ideas and discuss solutions to shared sustainability challenges.  Participants included faculty, staff, and students, grassroots activists and non-profit organizations, and representatives from agencies...
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Young EarthKeepers at Saint Aloysius’ College, Milson’s Point

15 August 2016
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It was an amazing experience for Year 3 students of Saint Aloysius’ College Milson’s Point in Australia who joined last May 2016 the North Sydney EarthKeepers Program, developed by Virginia Cobb, a Year 6 teacher, and Alex Moors, a parent member of Saint Aloysius’ Sustainability Committee, with a lot of assistance from Helen Eggelton...
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