Archive for 1. Disaster Risk Reduction and Water

Holy Cross Student Group Campaigns for Clean Water

Eco-Action, a Holy Cross student organization dedicated to the promotion of environmental awareness through education and local action, presents “Aqua Action,” a weeklong clean water campaign from Monday, Nov. 15-Friday, Nov. 19. The week’s events feature educational material on water conservation, opportunities for students to purchase fair trade products, and a documentary about water as a world resource.

Water Conservation

Loyola Marymount University is located in Los Angeles, California. Our geographic location means that we are living in a water scarce area. We recognize the significance of conserving water and implementing alternative technologies to reduce our contribution to the south west’s severe drought. Additionally, water use (specifically heating) can contribute to more than 15% of a building’s energy use. Over the past few years, we have reduced our water use by over 20 %.

Jesuits seek more knowledge to combat pollution

There is clear demand from the Jesuit community for more information around mining issues, according to a global survey 

Although environmental contamination and access to clean water are priorities in areas where the Society of Jesus works, many Jesuits and lay colleagues say they have insufficient knowledge to take action, according to a global survey by the Justice in Mining Network.

Can standards protect the environment?

Universidad del Pacífico lawyer, Sandra Dalfiume, presented her first book. The publication questions the transboundary environmental impact assessments that are currently being carried out in Peru.The environment is not governed by the countries’ borders. The alterations to nature made in a territory, may generate consequences in another beyond its borders.

Timor-Leste water and food programs

Access to clean water and sanitation is difficult for many Timorese, particularly for those living in rural areas. To help address this, Jesuit Social Service (JSS) have built ten water towers that benefit more than 2,000 people. With the help of donors, such as Catholic Mission Australia, Jesuit Mission Australia, Jesuit Mission Austria, Bank Mandiri and private individuals, JSS will build another five this year and five more in 2019.

Mbare environment group launches Waste containment area as Typhoid hits Mbare

The Team Up to Clean Up Mbare led by Fr Isaac Fernandes SJ, the Parish priest of St Peter’s, successfully launched a new and first Waste Containment area slab in a bid to improve waste management. Fr Isaac commended the community members who formed the Team up to Clean Up Mbare group for the continuous commitment to a clean and safer community saying the efforts will go a long way in rewriting the narrative for Mbare.