Archive for Arboretum

Plant an old growth forest project

IJC.Cms.WebWidgets.PhotoGallery.image.aspxThe Old-Growth Forest Project aims to create a sanctuary for both people and wildlife by restoring a 40-hectare parcel of Ignatius Jesuit Centre land to vibrant forest and wetland communities with their associated cold water creek. The project site is just north of the City of Guelph and stretches eastward from Highway 6 North to Victoria Road.

Assisting Forests in Bendum: The Pulangiyen approach in Bendum, Bukidnon

Young men in Bendum clearing the brackenThe Pulangiyen community in Bendum is sustaining its forests back through a mixture of activities that relate to their basic needs for water and for livelihood. There are around 12 hectares under various forms of utilization that assist natural regeneration. The approach may not be comprehensive and can be viewed as patchy, as there are different reasons for different areas of regeneration. What is of critical significance is that the awareness of assisting regeneration is highly linked to the value the community puts to strengthening their culture.

APX alumni celebrate Independence and Environment day

IMG-20140818-00028The tree plantation drive and environment day was celebrated by the school on 9th Aug, and APX members participated in this. Students gave a strong eco-social message through skits and songs. A lecture was delivered on the importance of this event by the dignitaries present and saplings were planted. many saplings and trees were brought to the campus to be planted, generously given by students, parents, staff and alumnus. The Jesuit Priests if the Gujarat Province got together at the St.Xavier’s High School Loyola hall to celebrate their 200 years of the restoration.

Environment day at St.Xavier’s High School,Ahmedabad (APX )

IMG-20130810-WA009-apxAPX members participated in a Tree plantation drive on the School Campus on Saturday 10th Aug.  A lecture was given by rev.Fr.Shekher SJ on the importance of the tree plantation and environment, to the school students. Students had prepared skits, dances and lectures on this important issue.

50 Trees Planted

50_treesplantedOn the 20th of July, many of the school students residing at or supported by the hostel of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Sisophon helped to plant 50 trees along the borders of our new school land.

Mahua Plantation

mahua_2“A tree plantation drive was held at the proposed Xavier University site on 24 July 2013.”