We are often led to think that questions surrounding the environment, waste and pollution are a problem for wealthy nations and large multinational corporations. In this piece, Togolese Jesuit Jean Amegble interrogates this myth showing that although developed nations may have much for which to account, the problem of waste is a problem created by all people, even the poorest.
Archive for 5. Education and Solidarity
Suri is one of the remote villages of Dolakha district. 99% and 97% of the households still depend on firewood for cooking and lightening respectively. Similarly 31% of household do not have toilet (Government of Nepal, National Planning Commission Secretariat 2014). These issues contribute to gradual environmental degradation.
One of the most common sights in urban India is a herd of cows around a garbage bin, apparently having a ‘royal feast’ of leftovers and other rotten thrash dumped into them, which are usually tied into plastic bags. Sadly these bovines, cannot but help swallow the complete ‘parcel’ – plastic and all.
The Carmelite NGO presents the Curriculum on Laudato Si’, which teaches high school students around the world the wisdom of Pope Francis’ earth-care Encyclical. The Curriculum is for grades 9-12, with an adult Study Guide for college classes and study groups.
Former students of the Aloisiuskolleg are involved in the student initiative Enactus Münster e. V. , in order to initiate social and environmentally friendly projects and to help people sustainably, for example by helping themselves or through education.
Tarumitra students celebrate the Solar feast of Makar Sankranti as Chura Dahi parv, essentially as a festival of the Sun by reverentially consuming rice, curd and sesame seeds. Traditionally people all over the state organize a repast made of flattened rice, sesame seeds and freshly made curd for the occasion.