Before graduating from high school, seniors from the class of 2016 at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore took a deep research dive through their social justice course, examining how as a school community they can ensure that water is valued as a human right in their city. Inspired by the message of Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’, but equally troubled by the unfolding water crisis in Flint, Mich., and concerned about water access in Baltimore, students chose water as the focus for this high school capstone project.
Archive for Student Initiatives
Sustainable action is a nonprofit organization made up of college students committed to improving the state of our environment through the promotion of sustainable development.
They are seeking to raise awareness and encourage our community to take action to provide information and means necessary; as studies and projects to extend such behavior in their private and professional life.
Bentela daw Sayuda is the Pulangiyen value of visiting and sharing information; it is part of the Bridging Leadership in Mindanao (BLM) project of ESSC. BLM is an engagement with the youth of Mindanao, especially young adults in Indigenous People communities that aims to help in the stability and sustainability of Mindanao youth’s culture, the environment and their resources.
As a precursor to Beacon’12, students of Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) initiated a campus greening move called Trees for Tomorrow on January 31st Martyrs day. Planting a tree has long been a suggestion to better the earth, possibly even preceding the outcry and warning of global warming, water crisis, etc.
There are several student organizations that engage in activities related to sustainability at SJU and beyond. These include: GREENCOW (Get Ready for Environmental Education Now/Conserve Our Wildlife) which focuses on environmental issues