Rural communities in and around Dili are showing a positive change in their perception of the value of trees since Jesuit Social Service Timor-Leste began its reforestation programme. Through its clean water project, Jesuit Social Service (JSS) is making the communities see the intricate connection between forest and water resources, motivating them to cut fewer trees and plant more seedlings. For every tree that is cut down, the community must plant 10 seedlings or more to help with forest regeneration.
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The summit will bring scientists and leaders from around the world to the campus and San Francisco to discuss how nations, states, businesses, and other groups can combat climate change. Co-organized by Brown, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and others, the summit aims to inspire worldwide resolve to take action.
You may have missed it but Wednesday, the first day of August, marked Earth Overshoot Day for 2018. What exactly is Earth Overshoot Day? It is the day in any given year that the human community has used more from nature than Earth can renew in the entire year, as calculated by the Global Footprint Network.
Ecology and Jesuits in Communication (Ecojesuit) is urging Jesuit institutions to commit to making ethical investments. Divestment is one strategy that “can give the social apostolate a critical focus and a greater ability to enable others, including the Church, to participate in being the occasion for change,” says Fr Pedro Walpole SJ, Coordinator of the global Jesuit network for Ecology and Research Director at the Environmental Science for Social Change within the Philippine Jesuit Province, in a video on Ecojesuit.
Close to 600 institutions have signed the Catholic Climate Declaration, which renews Catholic support for continuing U.S. actions to address climate change despite backpedaling by the the Trump administration.
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.