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Environmental ethics in school: What can religious education contribute to sustainable development?

16 December 2011

Simone Birkel “Environmental protection should become a subject in school,” Greenpeace requires in one of its recent news publications in Germany.  As much as I support this demand, and the discussion about integrating environmental ethics in religious education, the question of whether education alone can achieve the necessary social change towards a sustainable lifestyle...
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Educating about the environment in schools: why and how?

16 December 2011

Laure Malchair Today, more and more schools participate in environmental education projects, from kindergarten to high school.  This concern is new, and it is the result of the ecological emergency that we face today.  Since environmental and crisis experiences are intrinsically linked, it is logically consistent for schools, acting in the social sector, to...
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The forestry plantations of San Ignacio del Masparro, Venezuela (Fe y Alegría)

16 December 2011

Cus Arzubialde “It would be a victory over improvisation and futility that Fe y Alegría, in the future, could keep running good schools with the production of some forest timber, which could be planted, grown, and increased by its students and teachers. I imagine that these forests would have for them a sacred meaning,...
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Linking ecological passion and technology in Jesús Obrero, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

16 December 2011

Eduardo Ochoa de Aspuru Jesús Obrero is a school where life is shared, promoting Basque culture and local action from a global perspective, and that trains people, both in their private and professional life, to develop a strong commitment for sustainability.  Jesús Obrero is a technical college and secondary school of the Society of...
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From roof to hearts, greening at Regis High School, New York, USA

16 December 2011

Philipp Judge, SJ The resources we enjoy today, the power and secrets of science we have discovered, cannot be absorbed by the narrow system of individual and national divisions which have so far served the leaders of the world. The age of nations is past. The task before us now, if we would not...
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Organic gardening: St Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata leads the way

16 December 2011

Dr Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, though situated in a cosmopolitan city like Kolkata, continues to learn from the bounties of nature.  The word of Yahweh after the creation of human beings was to “till and take care” (Gen 2:15). The student action group, Nature Club, took the initiative to do organic...
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Turning sewage into fresh water: Eco-ponds at Ocer Campion Jesuit College, Uganda

16 December 2011

Jim Strzok, SJ A lot of our motivation at Ocer Campion Jesuit College (a Jesuit secondary school in Gulu, Uganda) for being environmentally friendly comes from living under the shadow, sometimes under the gaze, of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  As UNEP’s headquarters are situated in Nairobi, Kenya, where we live as a...
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Culture and ecology at APC, Philippines

16 December 2011

Pedro Walpole, SJ Cultural and personal identity are central in forming children’s environmental attitudes during elementary and high school for the Pulangiyen community, an upland indigenous community in northern Mindanao in the Philippines. The Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC) is a school that emerged from the desires of the Pulangiyen people on the...
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UNESCO initiatives in global networking of schools and MLE for sustainable development

16 December 2011

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

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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