At the beginning of September, the annual edition of the Ecological and Solidarity Market of INEA (Jesuit School of Agricultural Engineering in Valladolid) was held to celebrate the start of the course. It is a special occasion to meet with colleagues in the open air, share a table and support a charity project buying organic and fair trade products: vegetables donated by INEA gardeners and Urban gardens; Capeltic coffee from “Come Sano Come Justo”, Moroccan tea from Red Incola; bread, cheese, organic Italian pasta, cosmetics and crafts from people with mental illness.
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When individuals think of Wild Commons few students are aware of the green roof on top of the new dorm. The roof holds a layer of vegetation that benefits the innovative facility by saving money, helping the environment and being a unique addition to the campus.
Catholic leaders, at an event co-hosted by the University of San Francisco and the Global Catholic Climate Movement, joined people from around the world for a three-day Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco from Sept. 12-14. The summit coincided with the Season of Creation, a month-long campaign from September 1 through the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4. The campaign calls on Christians from around the world to care for creation by uniting in prayerful reflection and action.
Students from Jesuit universities in Indonesia, Philippines, Korea, Timor-Leste and Japan spent two weeks learning about post-disaster community recovery from the experience of Japan. Through volunteer activities and exchanges with people from the local community, the students studied the progress of the reconstruction and recovery of Iwate Prefecture, badly hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.
University of San Francisco co-hosts “Living Laudato Si’ through Climate Action” with the Global Catholic Climate Movement
The University of San Francisco (USF), together with Global Catholic Climate Movement, co-hosted “Living Laudato Si’ Through Climate Action” on Friday, September 14 at the University of San Francisco. An official Affiliate Event of the Global Climate Action Summit, the event featured a panel discussion and in-depth workshops on what the Catholic Church has done so far to reduce its environmental impact and support care for creation. The event also discussed how Catholic institutions can continue to make greater changes in their own institutions and push for policy and economic change to limit global warming, helping to protect creation and the poor and vulnerable.
What interests are greater than human survival in the region? A socio-environmental study carried out in the Rio Pardo river basin reveals a great contrast between reality and what determines the country’s water consumption legislation. The study carried out by entities that make up the civil society articulation of the States of Minas and Bahia shows that in municipalities that suffer from human shortages, the daily consumption of irrigators is 67 times more than the population of the cities.