Archive for Climate Change

10th Annual Earth Hour Breakfast held by St. Ignatius College, Riverview

The Earth Hour Breakfast is a yearly event held by St. Ignatius College, Riverview aimed at bringing communities together to inspire action beyond Earth Hour through talks, presentations, and engaging activities.

Catholic Divestment Toolkit Launched

A groundbreaking new resource has been released to assist Catholic institutions in making decisions about their investments in fossil fuels. The toolkit, titled “Ethical Investments in an Era of Climate Change,” equips church leaders, financial officers, and other decision-makers to assess their investment decisions in the light of Catholic Social Teaching. It is the first global resource of its kind.

Boston College’s Student Government Calls for Divestment

The Student Assembly of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College passed a resolution calling upon the University to divest from existing funds in fossil fuel companies within the next five years. It also requests BC to immediately freeze any new or future investment in fossil fuel companies.

2018 Conference – Climate Change and Human Health: 21st Century Challenges, March 15-16, 2018

This year’s climate change conference will focus on climate change as a key driver for public health issues in the 21st century.  Our Keynote Speaker, Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy knows “we have to protect public health if we want to have economic vibrancy,” and understands firsthand how environmental degradation can affect people’s well-being.

Engaging with a global process towards a new and universal solidarity: An Ecojesuit gathering at COP23-Fiji in Bonn

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Ecojesuit gathers 30 Jesuits and partners in Bonn, Germany from 6 to 17 November to actively participate, join, engage with, and learn from a global process that is trying to sustain with the nations of the world the commitments of the Paris Agreement, the first global pact to respond to global warming.

This global process is the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP23 which is the 23rd annual UN climate change conference, a round of negotiations that takes place between nations of the world.  The presidency of COP23 is the state of Fiji, but the summit will take place in Bonn. The focus of discussions are the small island states and to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement.

Ecojesuit: Global Jesuit collaboration and action on environment as relationship

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Jesuit responses to a rapidly changing world, environmental concerns, poverty, and violence are challenging its worldwide ministries.  There clearly is a need to initiate new processes for broader engagement by Jesuits in the larger transformation that Pope Francis seeks in caring for creation in Laudato Si’.  As the message of GC 36 and the conversations with the Holy Father spread, reflection is quietly deepening and this is where Ecojesuit wishes to strategically respond.