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Lenten Carbon Fast: Acting here and now

29 February 2012
Ayuno de Carbono en Cuaresma 2012 banderas izadas fuera de la Iglesia de San Miguel en Munich, Alemania. Foto de:

Izai Amorim Our environmental problems keep growing because not enough people get involved in trying to solve them.  Getting involved means adopting new lifestyles that are good for the environment, the climate, and the people themselves – and then inspiring others to do the same.  As consumers, voters, and members of society we can...
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Sustainability officer course for green campus management in Asia Pacific

17 February 2012
Facultad y Personal de la Universidad de Sanata Dharma y ATMI-Solo en Indonesia diseñando el curso, Enero de 2012. Foto de: Sanata Dharma University/ATMI-Solo

As a response to the GC35 Jesuit mission on ecology, Jesuit schools and institutes in Asia Pacific are developing a Sustainability Officer (SO) Course for campus managers and ecology administrators in the region.  This is also part of the green campus agenda defined last year by the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific and the...
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The Storybook Effect at Jesuit Service Cambodia

18 January 2012

The Storybook Effect is part of the education program at the Jesuit Service Cambodia, producing storybooks for children which are then distributed to mobile libraries throughout rural villages in different provinces in Cambodia such as Phnom Penh, Kandal, Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, Siem Reap, Battambang, Sisophon, and other areas. Recently, the latest storybook was...
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UNESCO initiatives in global networking of schools and MLE for sustainable development

16 December 2011
Foto de: UNESCO

Mariel de Jesus In 1953, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) launched the Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) as a global network of more than 9,000 educational institutions in 180 countries.  The ASPnet promotes UNESCO’s objective of Education for All with a specific focus on ensuring that both young people and adults...
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Growing a green campus

16 December 2011
Estudiantes  separando residuos en la Universidad Xavier-CDO. Foto de:

Iris Legal Growing a green campus is a new frontier for many Jesuit education institutions.  From Healing A Broken World (HBW), the recommendations initially focus on Jesuit lifestyle and institutions, with the first recommendation as a good starting point that “Jesuit communities and apostolic works are invited to discern the management of our own...
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A consumption model from France and Belgium points the way ahead: Community-supported agriculture

24 November 2011
El grupo de compra solidaria de Neder-Over-Heembeek. Foto de:

Claire Wiliquet In a globalised economy, the chain between production and consumption is increasingly lengthened, so that the centres of decision-making become increasingly distant from most people.  Conventional purchasing groups which provide supermarkets with agricultural products grow significantly, creating monopolies that allow them to decide what happens, what will be sold and bought and...
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Earth healing and reclaiming the commons

24 October 2011
Photo Credit: Earth Healing

Al Fritsch, SJ Our website Earth Healing, sponsored by the Kentucky Jesuit Mission, shares the electronic third draft of Reclaiming the Commons, a book that draws its inspiration and dedication from remarks by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007 that, “the world’s wealth and resources do not belong to the select few; they also belong...
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Water is no commodity: A European Citizens’ Initiative takes up position

20 September 2011
Fuentes de Agua en Europe. Foto de:

T.P. The access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a basic human right, declared the UN General Assembly in 2010.  Yet, less consensus exists generally on the question whether the operation of water supply should be organized privately or by public authorities.  The controversy is not new, but gains more and...
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Magis and Ecology

18 August 2011
Magis 2011 Misa con Padre General. Foto Credito:

The World Youth Day  (WYD) is the major worldwide gathering of catholic young people, initiated by Pope John Paul II in Rome in 1984.  Since then Buenos Aires, Santiago de Compostela, Czestochowa, Denver, Manila, Paris, Rome again in 2000, Toronto, Cologne, and Sydney have hosted the WYD.  Thousands of young Catholics in an amazing...
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Global Ignatian Advocacy Network general workshop at Loyola, Spain

18 July 2011
A view of the Loyola landscape. Photo credits: Pedro Walpole

A general workshop involving Jesuit leaders and core group members of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN) took place from 17 to 23 June 2011 at Loyola, Spain at the retreat house near the birth place of Saint Ignatius. This is in response to the call of General Congregation 35: “The complexity of the...
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