The calendar of the PAL of Valladolid, León and Villagarcía de Campos proposes diverse activities linked to a single ecological project that involves all the apostolic institutions and each one of its members. Under the signature of #LosMartesVerdes. The agenda reflects a common work inspired by the Laudato Si’que that tries to show that the paradigm of life proposed by Pope Francisco is possible. An increase that has been accompanied by reflection and prayer (eco-retreats, week of ecological conversion for religious life, eco-Easter, ecological exercises, lectures and conferences in the Residence) that help in the conversion of each one and to seek the ultimate and transcendent foundation of everything that is done.
A new climate report warns that countries must commit to becoming net zero emitters of greenhouse gas emissions before 2050, and that decisions made today are critical for ensuring a safe, sustainable future. Rapid, unprecedented, and far-reaching action across all aspects of society is urgently required to limit global warming to 1.5 °C, the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on climate change has concluded.
Poverty is an ecological problem. Although degradation of the environment affects all human populations, it hits those living in poverty the hardest, says Catherine Devitt. Since the first observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17th October 1987, the signs of a worsening global environment have become consistently visible: record breaking temperatures, diminishing ice cover and rising sea levels, collapsing biodiversity, and increased extreme weather events. The deterioration of nature diminishes access to water and food, negatively undermines human health and wellbeing, and impacts on the ability of vulnerable populations to sustain livelihoods, and cope and adapt to climate extremes.
Mañana se cumple la XIII edición del Mercadillo Ecológico y Solidario de INEA y nada se repite, en contra de lo que pudiera parecer. Primer #MartesVerde del curso de esta comunidad vinculada a la Compañía de Jesús. Bien señalado está en el programa para retomar un compromiso que nace en INEA y que poco a poco se va expandiendo. También es un día de venta de productos ecológicos, de los tomates auténticos, de las calabazas enormes y las patatas inigualables. Productos frescos de temporada. Desde INEA se han organizado diversas actividades, concursos y talleres que ponen en valor las cualidades de una comunidad volcada con el Cuidado de la Tierra y los valores de la solidaridad. Nada se repite. Esta XIII edición, además, destinará los beneficios a un proyecto de Entreculturas en Guatemala de empoderamiento y construcción de alternativas para las mujeres más vulnerables de Guatemala. Si quieres saber más, aquí está el proyecto.
Filipino Catholics in Manila marked the end of this year’s Season of Creation celebration with a river cleanup activity on Oct. 5 to dramatize what they described as the “urgent need to address the problem of pollution.”The influential Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines led the environmental action to encourage Filipinos to act on “reviving and saving our rivers.”Franciscan priest Angelo Cortez said the country’s rivers “gave birth to many cultures and civilizations” but have been ignored.”The rivers and waters are now forgotten, insignificant, and have become enormous receptacles for industrial waste and human garbage,” said the priest. He appealed to Filipinos to help lobby for the passage of a bill that would declare rivers as “living entities.”