Archive for Fossil fuel

Pollution growing concern – Jesuit research reveal

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.

JESC joins Catholic international movement to divest from fossil fuels

The Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) has joined the joint movement to divest from fossil fuels, along with other Catholic organisations such as Caritas Internationalis, Catholic banks, bishops and others.

Catholic Fossil Fuels Divestment Commitment

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.

10th Annual Earth Hour Breakfast held by St. Ignatius College, Riverview

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.

Catholic Divestment Toolkit Launched

A groundbreaking new resource has been released to assist Catholic institutions in making decisions about their investments in fossil fuels. The toolkit, titled “Ethical Investments in an Era of Climate Change,” equips church leaders, financial officers, and other decision-makers to assess their investment decisions in the light of Catholic Social Teaching. It is the first global resource of its kind.

Boston College’s Student Government Calls for Divestment

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.