Archive for Climate Change

JESC joins Catholic international movement to divest from fossil fuels

The Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) has joined the joint movement to divest from fossil fuels, along with other Catholic organisations such as Caritas Internationalis, Catholic banks, bishops and others.

The Principles of Agroecology: Towards Just, Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems

Agroecology is an encompassing concept related to the environmental, socio-cultural, economic and political spheres of our society. It involves a way of producing, distributing and consuming food as well as developing food policies that is mindful of concepts like equality, solidarity, democracy, empowerment and ecology.

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.