A group of Fordham’s Global Outreach (GO!) students teamed up with a local community from a rural province in Brazil to learn about deforestation and promote food sustainability. The trip was part of GO’s program in the small Brazilian town of Colinas do Tocantins.
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As sustainability science researchers in the Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University, a Jesuit institution in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, we were spurred to reflect upon our own efforts by the recent series of articles in Ecojesuit that advanced the transformative dialogue on sustainability science and values.
I saw it first in the eyes of a handful of Zambian leaders when working alongside Gonzaga engineering students to build a more effective and sustainable cooking stove. After three lessons on heat generation from our students, our Zambian partners were ready to get their hands dirty. Using bricks and other locally sourced materials, we developed a stove together.
The Institute will fulfill its mission through research relating to environmental stewardship issues, exploration of ethical decision-making processes relating to stewardship, educating the local and broader community concerning environmental stewardship, and engaging members of the community in activities to address these issues, especially as they impact the poor and marginalized members of society.
Last June 23, 2015, a group of Xavier School San Juan and Xavier School Nuvali staff and teachers together with the Environmental Advocacy Committee, went to Miriam College’s Environmental Science Institute to learn from their current programs and practices in environmental advocacy.
ESA was founded in 1898 by Jesuits and representatives of the agricultural world. The school has been instrumental in the development of agriculture in northern and western France, the first region in Europe in the farming and the food industry sectors. ESA belongs to a French consortium of 4 private agricultural university colleges called FESIA (‘Fédération des Écoles Supérieures d’Ingénieurs en Agriculture’), which assembles 6,000 students, thus representing 30 % of all such students in the agricultural and food industry sectors in France.