Archive for 4. Lifestyle Initiative using SDGs from Local to Global

Reducing waste: ‘Throwaway culture’ in spotlight as Earth Day targets plastics

It took nearly nine months, but at long last for Betsy Zolper the thousands of plastic foam cups that once filled the pantries at St. Mark Catholic Church, in Vienna, Virginia, are no longer there. In their place sit stacks of compostable and biodegradable paper cups, a first step by the parish’s nascent creation care team toward reducing waste while at the same time increasing consciousness of how much they throw out.

Eliminating the plastic foam cups — an extremely cheap, but environmentally hazardous beverage option — became the first focus for the Care for Our Common Home ministry, which formed in January 2017.

GIAN Leaders Meet In Rome

Leaders of the four Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks are gathering in Rome this week to reflect on the progress of the networks and their future role. It is a rare opportunity for the leaders of the Justice in Mining, Ecology, Education and Migration Networks – the four Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks – to meet face to face and share challenges and successes experienced since the networks were formed around half a decade ago.

Pope Francis’ encyclical inspires the Laudato Si’ Project in Wisconsin

On any given weekend around the Milwaukee area, you can find a group of Catholics out along hiking trails, taking part in conservation projects or, in the case of a recent excursion, tapping trees to make maple syrup.

The activities are arranged by the Laudato Si’ Project, a local nonprofit inspired by “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment and human ecology. The project was formed by Marquette University High School science teacher Joe Meyer.

2018 NY Vegan Living Program

The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College invites you to the 2018 NY Vegan Living Program from June 2, 2018 to June 30, 2018 at the Molloy College Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY 11735.

Want to go vegan, but need some help and support? Be a Vegan Pledge in the 2018 New York Vegan Living Program! The Vegan Living Program (VLP) is a FREE educational program that covers the how’s and whys of living vegan, including the ethical and environmental considerations of veganism, nutrition, cooking, meal planning, and living vegan in a not-yet-vegan world.

Inauguration and Handover of Kunta Besi Satsang Unit Woman Hall, Kavre

NJSI handed over another women activity center “Kunta Besi Satsang Unit Woman Hall” to the beneficiaries of Kunta Besi, Kavre  on 15th April 2018 in the presence of local well-wishers and government representatives.
The facilitators emphasized on the need for unity and team work as this center remains as a sign of unity and common home for all to make use of it. Kunta Besi Woman Empowerment Group and the community thereafter offered certificate of appreciation as a gesture of gratitude towards NJSI, Xavier Network and all individual helping hands.

Reimagine Worship Spaces, Resurrect Churches from Disuse

We could develop an Easter sensibility about our physical home, Earth, as well as our spiritual homes, the bricks that house we mortals. We could see the ends as beginnings, the deaths as life. Rather than sell out to developers, we could remove the pews and use the open space for dozens of artistic or human uses.