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St. Louis University High School named Green Ribbon School

In May, the U.S. Department of Education named St. Louis University High School (SLUH) a 2018 Green Ribbon School award honoree. SLUH is the only high school in Missouri this year, and the first Jesuit school to date, to receive the award. Green Ribbon Schools are honored for their “innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.”

International Conference on the 3rd anniversary of Laudato Si’

On the occasion of the third anniversary of Laudato Si’, the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is organizing an International Conference on the 3rd Anniversary of Laudato Si’: Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth from 5 to 6 July 2018. This conference aspires to communicate the deep urgency and profound concern for the precarious state of our common planetary home and reiterate the “need for substantial changes in policy and lifestyle to safeguard Creation.”

The Ecclesial network on the Congo basin forest (REBAC) and its role during Oslo forest forum

REBAC is the Catholic Church structure in Central Africa that works for the safeguarding of the Congo Basin forest and its biodiversity. It also helps to mobilize faithfuls at the grassroots to promote, deepen “laudato si” and raise awareness on ecological matters. It promotes a culture of “integral ecology” by education, research, publication and advocacy but also by preaching and liturgy celebration.

Opération Coup de Balai à Abobo : un vrai succès à répéter !

Le samedi 8 juillet 2017, l’ASMU organisait avec plusieurs acteurs locaux et partenaires, une opération coup de balai dans les quartiers Bougounisso et PK 18 Résidentiel d’Abobo. Cette opération s’inscrit dans le cadre des activités du projet foncier 4 de l’ASMU qui vise « à favoriser une citoyenneté active soucieuse des droits, du bien commun et du vivre-ensemble ». Cette action de citoyenneté avait pour thème : «Mon environnement, c’est ma vie. Stop aux déchets gnaman-gnaman ! ».

Global Recycling Day and the City of Joburg

Justice and Peace along with CYNESA and City of Joburg, Department of Environmental Affairs, PIKITUP and Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) organised for the first Global Recycling Day as is an initiative of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) which  is part of the global federation in the recycling sector, representing the interests of the global industry.

Archbishop calls to bring ‘Laudato Si’ to life

Archbishop Rolando Tirona, Caritas Philippines national director, delivers his homily during Mass to mark the third anniversary of Laudato Si at St. Scholastica’s College in Manila. Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment was not written to be put on a bookshelf, but to held be in one’s hand, to be read, and then to take action, a church official said.