Archive for Environmental awareness

A quick guide to Xavier Schools environmental policies

xs_newsletter2016This year Xavier School responds to the Pope’s Encyclical, Laudato Si, the call to Care for the home God has blessed us with, and the call for a simple lifestyle.

10 simple steps to till and keep our side of Eden

2016_06_30_P&P_Photo1Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ

This list of 10 simple steps we can take to cultivate and care for this garden in which God has placed us are by no means exhaustive and are only meant to stimulate us to create our own lists, borne from our own experience and desires.  Let the lists be shared.  And let them deepen what we are about, what we are to do in cultivating and caring for our common home, reflecting on the call of Pope Francis for integral ecology in Laudato si’.

Jesuit Institutions Rise to Pope Francis’s Challenge of Laudato Si’ as Encyclical Celebrates 1-Year

pope-francis-laudato-si-450x450In his groundbreaking encyclical entitled Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common HomePope Francis called on all of humanity to change how we care for the Earth, our “common home.” As the one-year anniversary of the encyclical’s release is celebrated, Jesuit institutions are rising to the challenge, taking the message of the first Jesuit pope to heart.

Resources on Ecology

hands-864037_1920crop11Laudato Si’ has started a veritable “environmental movement” in the Christian world and in October, we are still reaping the fruits of this encyclical. There are several global initiatives and projects by Church communities that have developed a host of resources which discuss, explain and call us to care for our “common home”. Here we list a few of these initiatives that teachers and educators might find useful. If you know of any initiatives or resources that could be added to this list, or indeed shared on Educate Magis, please use the conversations field below to let us know.