Archive for Arboretum

XU to launch region-wide environmental campaign – VEST

Vest_ FinalStewardship for Mother Nature requires a multi-sectoral cooperation, thereby Xavier University frontlines an environmental movement designed to propel communities to engage in a sustainable mechanism ensuring the recuperation of our forest resources in Northern Mindanao. XU sets to launch the region-wide environmental platform dubbed as Valuing Ecosystem Services Together (VEST) on November 4-7 at the Activity Center of Centrio Mall.

Nurturing Eco-Warriors in Burundi

10708403_10152823691144351_2078034930_nThe Lycee Saint-Esprit (Holy Spirit High School) is the only Jesuit-run secondary school in Burundi. While it is not as large, in comparison to other Jesuit schools in the Great Lakes Region, it is the ‘School of Excellence’, where intelligence and passion for nature have became part of the tradition. On November 21st, 2014, the environmental club of the school hosted the CYNESA Executive Director, Mr. Allen Ottaro, and organized an interactive forum during which they shared with him their local experience, hopes and desires for a clean and healthy environment.

Environmental Project

iteso_envprojITESO proposes feasible alternatives for problems affecting our surroundings, from an environmental and sustainable development perspective. Environmental programs within the University -such as “ITESO, Sustainable Community”- and at its facilities in the Primavera Forest, complement rural sustainable development projects in impoverished regions of Jalisco, Chiapas and Veracruz. 

Tree Planting

Tree_Planting_coverLately our students have been concerned about their environment. Therefore they took vigorous efforts into tree planting. On International Women’s Day (2013-03-08) the girls planted over 100 seedlings. During the past holidays more trees were added. The trend is going to continue. Soon we will be able to harvest fruits from our own orchard. The tree planting efforts benefit the students’ practical agriculture skills and contribute towards the sustainable provision of food at the school.

Sustaining environmental stewardship at Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview

2014_08_31_NE_Photo2-225x300The Environment Committee of Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview in New South Wales, Australia organized a tree planting activity with a group of geography students last 10 to 11 August at the Yamagalli property in Harden that lies in the region’s southwest slopes.

Ignatius Old Growth Forest

ignatius_oldgrowth_forestThe Plant an Old-Growth Forest Project has a slightly amended name and will now be called the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest.  This ecological restoration and conservation project on 40 hectares began in 2006 and is integral to the work and mission of Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) in sharing the sacredness of Creation through spiritual development and the caring for the land.