Archive for Campus Sustainability

Planting a Field of Dreams For Youth of Malawi

Two other elements raise questions that are real tests of our future. Firstly, can LJSS truly be the ‘option for the poor’ that we have talked about since early days of planning? We are dependent on Government funding for teachers, in a country faced with serious economic problems. Without adequate Government support, LJSS would have to raise tuition fees. What consequences would that have for the recruitment of girls and boys from poorer families?

And second, will LJSS be the ‘green’ school we say it desires to be? We built the school with soil-based bricks, and purchased all the furniture from a joinery using wood from sustainable tree plots. This is our commitment to avoid the deforestation that is causing climate change havoc in Malawi. Can we keep this green pledge in the future?

Campus Social and Environmental Project Contest

Graduating students or graduates of PUC-Rio, who attended in 2017.1 and 2017.2 the discipline Socioambiental and Human Rights (CRE 1175), are invited to participate in the Socio-environmental Project on Campus.

The proposal of this subject is to stimulate the students to construct practices to be applied in the university. Thus, students will compete with their final projects already developed in classes, within the proposed axes: Environmental Education, Biodiversity, Water, Energy, Atmosphere, Materials or Waste. Registration is free of charge and runs from 5 until 31 May.

Loyola University Chicago Climate Change Conference Focuses on Public Health Issues

Loyola University Chicago hosted its fifth annual climate change conference in March, bringing together students, professors, experts from Jesuit universities and partners from across the United States, Canada and the world. “Climate Change and Human Health: 21st Century Challenges” examined how we must continue to work together to address the global challenge of climate change.

Campion College Receives Sustainability Award for Lighting Retrofit Project

Campion College is among the recipients of the Education for Sustainable Development Recognition awards presented by the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) today in Nipawin, Saskatchewan.

The RCE Education for Sustainable Development recognition program applauds innovative ways in which organizations advance education for sustainable development in the prairie region. The award recognizes Campion College for its 2011 Lighting Retrofit Project.

Loyola Marymount University Receives Award for Sustainability Efforts from the City of Los Angeles

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) was honorded by the city of Los Angeles with the first-ever Platinum recycLA Star Award for its sustainability efforts, including the university’s on-campus recycling center.

recycLA is the new recycling and waste collection program for commercial and large apartment buildings throughout Los Angeles.

INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY – Earth Week

Each year– April 22— is a chance to celebrate Earth Day and the gifts provided our planet and nature. Join us for one of the many events taking place during EarthWeek or find your own way to engage and reflect on your relationship with the Earth’s and it’s resources.