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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 investigación en el CERED se centra en el impacto del cambio climático en Kinshasa. Foto de: 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 the...
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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
Peter Hosking, SJ, Rector of Saint Aloysius’ College-Milson’s Point with some of the Year 3 students during the EarthKeepers training.

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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Building back better and capacity strengthening in disaster preparedness with Xavier Network

31 July 2016
Funcionarios del gobierno local de Hernani, Samar Oriental, revisan un mapa de peligro de mareas de tempestad y las ubicaciones de las casas con el personal de investigación ESSC Dallay Annawi y Jericó Espada (más a la derecha)

Xavier Network is providing critical assistance to Jesuit efforts in post-disaster response in the Philippines.  Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan  and the Environmental Science for Social Change are Jesuit organizations under the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus undertaking disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities with communities and local governments. One of the discussions during the...
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Students write about the environmental challenges in Asturias

15 July 2016
Parque Nacional de Picos de Europa es una Reserva de la Biosfera por la UNESCO desde 2002 y está situado entre las regiones de Asturias, Cantabria y León, en la Cordillera Cantábrica, en el norte de España. Foto de: spain.info

On the occasion of the release of the encyclical Laudato si’ at the Colegio Santo Ángel de la Guarda  in Gijón, Asturias in Spain, a course on environmental ethics was taught and intended to address crucial questions for understanding the care of the land and sustainability in the region. The ethics course has a...
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10 simple steps to till and keep our side of Eden

30 June 2016
“…(H)asta qué punto son inseparables la preocupación por la naturaleza, la justicia con los pobres, el compromiso con la sociedad y la paz interior.” (Laudato si’, 10). Foto de: P Walpole

Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ This list of 10 simple steps we can take to cultivate and care for this garden in which God has placed us are by no means exhaustive and are only meant to stimulate us to create our own lists, borne from our own experience and desires.  Let the lists be...
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Healing Earth

31 May 2016
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Brendan Keating The ecological challenges facing our world are unlike any humanity has faced.  Educating students about these pressing 21st century challenges necessitates a 21st century resource: a free, online environmental science textbook for upper-level secondary school and beginning college students.  Such a work is the goal of the International Jesuit Ecology Project. Called...
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