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Working with the youth on ecology: An interview with Tarumitra coordinator Devopriya Dutta

20 December 2019

In 2016, students of the Mount Carmel School for girls and Patna Women’s College found out that 89 trees were cut overnight inside their shared campus in Patna, India. The girls and women mourned – literally- for the felled trees. Students and teachers stood in front of their campus, barefooted, holding different posters and...
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Ecological thinking: We are all ecologically connected

12 December 2019

George Pattery SJ Our interdependence is most visible in the ecosystem, and when Laudato Si’ speaks of this, it is not only from the ecological point of view, but also from the whole evolutionary point of view. Everything is interconnected. Even the flutter of a butterfly can change the harmony of the universe. In...
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The green journey of Tarumitra with the youth

26 November 2019

Devopriya Dutta Tarumitra  (friends of trees in Hindi and Sanskrit) is a movement that evolved from the Forum for Environment that students started in 1988, with a focus on the conservation of biodiversity and promotion of ecological sensitivity. This students’ movement is now working in 23 states of India and with around 2,000 schools...
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Promoting waterless ecological sanitation in Tarumitra, a Jesuit bio-reserve and ecology centre in India

15 April 2014

Stockholm Environment Institute Waterless ecological sanitation is a work focus of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) for the last three years in Bihar, a state in eastern India, in collaboration with the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Institute (WASHi). This project includes a set of approaches that not only reduces the incidence of water-borne disease...
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We hope in people

21 June 2012

Patxi Álvarez, SJ This Rio+20 Conference is an exhibition of countless groups coming from all over the world that aspire to bring a humane life while protecting the environment.  They demonstrate on the streets, they can be found near prime ministers at the official conference and they organize many public activities showing their local...
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Rio+20 Summit is on

20 June 2012

Robert Athickal, SJ Rio de Janeiro, 18 June: The long awaited Rio+20 Summit is on.  Over 20,000 people have descended into the sprawling metropolis of Rio de Janeiro. The auditoriums, parley halls, venues for side events and the exhibition stalls are spread out in the Barra da Tijuca area, a hour of drive away...
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