Archive for SDGs

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.

LOMBRICULTURE – Proyecto Ecologico

The pollution produced by cities is almost as old as the origin of them. According to various statistics, each Lima produces almost one kilogram of garbage per day. The Colegio de La Inmaculada produces almost a ton a month. Faithful to our desire to form ecological citizens and collaborate with the care of the environment, we decided to turn this problem into an opportunity through vermiculture.

Environmental Trailblazer

One of the first things Keoki Kakigi ’13 noticed during his time at USF was the cafeteria waste bins: green for compostable products, blue for recyclables, and black for landfill trash. Student workers sat next to the bins and taught people what to do with their leftovers. Compost food and paper containers, recycle soda bottles, and chuck plastic wrappers.

“It made a big impact on me,” says Kakigi, who hadn’t seen these kinds of bins on Guam, the Pacific island where he grew up. “After the students educated me on what to do, I kept on doing it, even if they weren’t there.”

Earth Week 2018: Pledge to end Plastic Pollution

End Plastic Pollution is the global theme for Earth Day 2018. According to a World Economic Forum report, it is estimated that our oceans are polluted with 8 million tons of plastic every year, which is the equivalent of one garbage truck emptying in to the ocean every minute. By 2030, this rate is projected to increase to four trucks every minute if we continue as business-as-usual. Please consider taking our Pledge to End Plastic Pollution. By doing so, you are helping to preserve the natural resources of our common home for future generations.

Saint Joseph’s University and UN to Sign Agreement Promoting Sustainable Management Education

Saint Joseph’s University joined 650 academic institutions from over 85 countries as a signatory member of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. Launched at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva, PRME is the largest organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools. Core to the initiative’s mission is a commitment to fulfilling the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through high impact management education. In collaboration with PRME, the Erivan K. Haub School of Business has piloted a new data analytics tool to capture, measure, and report on schools’ performance on fulfilling the SDGs — the PRME SDG Dashboard.

Zero hunger, food security, improved nutrition, and sustainable agriculture (SDG 2)

2017_01_15_Editorial_Photo1It is disconcerting that in the 21st century, hunger remains a second priority when talking about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – after eradication of extreme poverty, one of the main causes of hunger.

The hunger problem, it would seem, should have been almost overcome, or is experienced only in pockets in certain areas of the world today.  According to the UN World Food Programme however, “some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life.  That’s about one in nine people on earth”, even as notable advancements are achieved in food issues.