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Community-based research in environmental justice through Jesuit institutions

3 July 2020

Pedro Walpole SJ How do communities share their hopes and actions for change? Communities who are marginalized have a very different thought process to those actively engaging with change. Communities, when gathered, are often a disunity of people who happen to be living in a same geographical space. They do not necessarily operate collectively;...
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Local and indigenous knowledge to climate action: Ecojesuit at the COP25 Capacity-building Hub

6 December 2019

At COP25 Madrid, Ecojesuit and the Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities share experiences on human rights-based solutions and local and indigenous knowledge for climate action in a special merged session during the Capacity-Building Knowledge to Action Day on 6 December. This merged session focuses on the topic Local and Indigenous Knowledge...
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Building back better in San Roque Ecovillage: Safer homes in post-Haiyan Philippines

31 May 2017

The Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC), with support from Xavier Network and the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus, is assisting the relocation efforts of Barangay Cagaut to a safe site that they have named San Roque Ecovillage.  Barangay Cagaut is a coastal village in Salcedo, Eastern Samar in the Philippines with...
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A conversation on climate change and responses, community and social justice, youth and hope

15 May 2017

Ecojesuit shares this brief radio interview with Worldview on WBEZ in Chicago, USA where host Jerome McDonnell spoke with Pedro Walpole on climate change and its impact in the Philippines and in the Asia Pacific region, disaster risk reduction, land use change, indigenous communities, Standing Rock, youth and hope, and coming together and building...
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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

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

31 July 2016

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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An interview with ESSC on Reconciling with Creation

30 March 2015

Scholastic Patrick Nogoy, SJ interviewing Sylvia Miclat Care for the environment is popularly promoted today in various programs, documentaries, films, and advocacies, with endorsements from political leaders and celebrities like Al Gore and Leonardo di Caprio; however, translating this care into effective strategies and actions which have meaningful impact remains a challenge. The 35th...
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Furniture carpentry with Upper Pulangi youth in northern Mindanao, Philippines

30 September 2014

Arnel Santander Eleven youth participants from different villages in Upper Pulangi, Bukidnon in northern Mindanao, Philippines recently completed a four-week furniture carpentry course with finished wood products that included 11 workbenches, four storage chests, seven standard-sized window frames, and 14 wood hammers. This Hulas Furniture Carpentry Course of Tuen hu Uyag is a four-week...
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Lessons in post-disaster management

31 August 2014

Mariel de Jesus Surviving the typhoon is the initial ordeal for many people who live through climate-related disasters in the Philippines. Losing homes and livelihoods, survivors next face the challenge of restoring a sense of normalcy in their lives. After the initial outpouring of relief goods, people are often left to their own devices,...
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Reconciling with Creation, Source Book

31 May 2013

Mariel de Jesus For more than 20 years, people in Asia have been involved from the local to the global level, in their concern and action for the environment. In the last three years, Jesuit people have been involved in a serious discourse and commitment to strengthen the relationship of faith and gratitude for...
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