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Ecostream: Sharing ecology and sustainability initiatives

31 August 2015

Ecostream is an online resource and reference system developed as part of Ecojesuit’s commitment to the Jesuit mission on Reconciliation with Creation. It is a platform for sharing ongoing initiatives in ecology and sustainability. A wide array of online brochures, articles, and other publications are available, meticulously organized into dozens of sub-themes and categories. Links to...
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An open-source teaching module on Laudato si’ and applied ethics

15 August 2015
El Centro Markkula de Ética Aplicada de la Universidad de Santa Clara en Santa Clara, California, USA

Following the release of the environmental encyclical Laudato Si’, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics  at Santa Clara University posted a teaching module that provides selections from the document, with background, specific discussion questions, and key points for classroom dialogue. The module permits both students and instructor to discuss the environmental encyclical and its...
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Developing ecological awareness at Saint Xavier’s College Kolkata

31 July 2015
Participantes en la Cuarta Cumbre Global de la Tierra en el Colegio de San Xavier en Calcuta, India

Ecojesuit recently spoke with Dr Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ, head of the Department of Environment Studies at Saint Xavier’s College Kolkata in India who organized the Saint Xavier’s Global Earth Summit IV  last March 2015 and who shared the outcomes from the conference and the various water security concerns  tackled during this year’s summit. How...
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Starting with kitchen waste management for environment-friendly and sustainable Jesuit houses

30 June 2015
Los Jesuitas establecer adecuada gestión de los residuos en la Casa Loyola de Estudios en la ciudad de Quezon, Filipinas. Foto de: C Aguinaldo, ESSC

Two Jesuit houses in the Philippines are setting up proper waste management systems as part of their commitment to act on and animate Reconciliation with Creation towards environment-friendly and sustainable lifestyles and institutions. At the Loyola House of Studies in Loyola Heights, Quezon City, steel cages are installed at the back of the kitchen...
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Building a “green” school in Thailand’s northern uplands

31 May 2015
Entrée de la concession de l’école, terre très riche, riz et bananes avec un petit affluent de la rivière Maenam Kok avec les arbres à l’arrière fond. Crédit photo: P Walpole

Peter Pichet Saengthien, SJ The Society of Jesus issued documents  on making campuses “green” and emerging from this is an opportunity to make the first Jesuit campus in Thailand “green” at the onset. The committee of the Jesuit Education Project is studying the possibility of starting an academic institution to serve the poor, especially...
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Church collaboration for care and reconciliation with Creation in Pan-Amazonia

15 April 2015

Paula Sendín The Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (Red Eclesial Pan-Amazónica or REPAM in Spanish), officially established in September 2014 as “a response to the urgent need to care for life in harmony with nature, building on the ample and diverse presence of the Church in Pan-Amazonia” made presentations last month to the Vatican and to...
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Earth Democracy: A five-day course at Navdanya in Dehradun, India

30 March 2015
Earth Democracy: A five-day course at Navdanya in Dehradun, India

Orla Hazra, PhD with Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, JD The concept of Earth Democracy is an emerging global movement based on the understanding of the energetic interconnections of Earth as a living system. Both science and spirituality are teaching us that Earth is an integrated whole and that all species, eco-systems and atmospheric functions...
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Networking for corporate accountability in the extractives sector and calling for open justice in Canada

28 February 2015
Répartition géographique des avoirs miniers canadiens en 2013.  Crédit photo:Ressources naturelles Canada

Kirsti Tasala The Canadian Jesuits International (CJI), an apostolate of the Jesuits in English Canada, joined the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) in early 2014 and added its voice calling on Canada to be “Open for Justice.” CNCA launched Open for Justice in October 2013, a campaign that invites Canadians to support demands...
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The 2015 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference: Vision to action for water and sustainable development

15 February 2015
Foto des: UN Water

Javier San Román The UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference held last 15 to 17 January 2015 in Zaragoza, Spain both served as an assessment of what has been done after a decade in relation to water for life and what the next plans and approaches are in relation to water and sustainable development in...
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To tend the earth: 2nd Annual Climate Change Conference, Loyola University Chicago

31 January 2015

The Institute of Environmental Sustainability of Loyola University Chicago is co-hosting the second annual Climate Change Conference from 19 to 21 March 2015 that intends to move beyond the sterile debate of whether global climate change exists to the theme of tending the earth. To tend means to pay attention to, to act as...
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