Environmental contamination, especially pollution of water sources, is causing significant concern in areas where Jesuits are based, according to a global survey conducted by the Justice in Mining Network. The survey also showed there is strong interest in mining justice issues, but indicated that many Jesuits and lay colleagues feel they have insufficient knowledge and expertise to take action.
Archive for Fossil fuel
The Global Catholic Climate Movement encourages all types of Catholic organizations to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of their ethical investment commitments, to respond to the Pope’s Laudato Si’ encyclical and the COP21 statement of Catholic Bishops from all continents. This is an invitation to join the larger Divest-Invest group of nearly 700 institutions who control over $5 trillion in assets and have committed to divest (for more info: http://catholicclimatemovement.global/divest-and-reinvest/).
This commitment can be signed both by Catholic institutions who already avoid investing in fossil fuel corporations and by Catholic institutions deciding to remove their funds from fossil fuel companies.
The Earth Hour Breakfast is a yearly event held by St. Ignatius College, Riverview aimed at bringing communities together to inspire action beyond Earth Hour through talks, presentations, and engaging activities.
The Student Assembly of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College passed a resolution calling upon the University to divest from existing funds in fossil fuel companies within the next five years. It also requests BC to immediately freeze any new or future investment in fossil fuel companies.