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Archive for Environmental Education
Environmental Justice and the Common Good
The 2016-2018 Bannan Institute: Is There A Common Good in Our Common Home? A Summons to Solidarity will explore pressing issues of racial and ethnic justice, economic justice, gender justice, and environmental justice facing our world today, and advance the Jesuit, Catholic vocation of SCU, building a more humane, just, and sustainable world.
Mbare is one of the oldest and highly populated suburbs in Harare with several open grounds full of garbage. The suburb, which is a hub for all kinds of businesses is also popular for high crime rate and drug abuse by young people. Due to its high population, the environment is not as clean, culminating to series of outbreak in diseases like Cholera and Typhoid. Fr Isaac Fernandez SJ said, “We want to change the story of Mbare and get a different narrative. We want Mbare to be at the fore front, pioneering recycling techniques and new ways of waste management.” “In our clean up, we are separating material and take organic material to the church for composting,” which will then be used to support other programmes like the school’s aquaponics.
Ibero Green Campus is the name by which the environmental management system (SMA) of the Universidad Iberoamericana de México is known, which arises in response to the institution’s commitment to reduce its ecological footprint. For this, it has, among other tools, an Action Plan that articulates a set of policies, activities, goals and indicators to reduce the environmental impact derived from its daily operation. Among the objectives of the SMA are: make an efficient use of resources, give an integral management to waste, comply with the existing regulation on environmental matters and improve conditions within the university campus. Likewise, the SMA is a tool for the environmental education of students.