Archive for SDGs

Holy Cross Student Group Campaigns for Clean Water

Eco-Action, a Holy Cross student organization dedicated to the promotion of environmental awareness through education and local action, presents “Aqua Action,” a weeklong clean water campaign from Monday, Nov. 15-Friday, Nov. 19. The week’s events feature educational material on water conservation, opportunities for students to purchase fair trade products, and a documentary about water as a world resource.

Water Conservation

Loyola Marymount University is located in Los Angeles, California. Our geographic location means that we are living in a water scarce area. We recognize the significance of conserving water and implementing alternative technologies to reduce our contribution to the south west’s severe drought. Additionally, water use (specifically heating) can contribute to more than 15% of a building’s energy use. Over the past few years, we have reduced our water use by over 20 %.

Jesuits seek more knowledge to combat pollution

There is clear demand from the Jesuit community for more information around mining issues, according to a global survey 

Although environmental contamination and access to clean water are priorities in areas where the Society of Jesus works, many Jesuits and lay colleagues say they have insufficient knowledge to take action, according to a global survey by the Justice in Mining Network.

ADNU Joins Arbor Day Celebration

The Naga City local government unit invited the Ateneo de Naga University to participate in the Naga City Arbor Day Celebration. ADNU, in its advocacy for caring for our common home, answered the call and participated in the Naga City Arbor Day celebration by planting trees in the designated reforestation area in the buffer zone of Mt. Isarog Natural Park (MINP) in Brgy. Panicuason, Naga City in the morning of 16 June 2018. Students, faculty and staff volunteers answered the invitation of the Naga City LGU and joined the activity of planting more than 5,000 seedlings in the target area along with other volunteers.

NAIDOC Week – time to celebrate the strong women who have spoken truth to power in Australia

The theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week – Because of her, we can – is timely for all Australians and gives us an opportunity to celebrate the strong women who have spoken truth to power in Australia, writes ANDY HAMILTON SJ. The origins of NAIDOC Week came out of a Day of Mourning for the destruction and despoliation of Indigenous Australians which followed the arrival of the first fleet. It later became also a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Islander culture. Each year it offers a theme that points to a key part of Indigenous culture.

Colombia: Los retos de la crisis humanitaria de Venezuela

En la actualidad se calcula que cincuenta mil personas cruzan diariamente la frontera desde Venezuela hacia Colombia. Según datos de la oficina estatal de Migración de Colombia, con corte al 31 de diciembre de 2017, 550.000 venezolanos habían cruzado la frontera, de los cuales 176.000 lo realizaron por los canales formales o regulares (portadores del permiso especial de permanencia, la tarjeta migratoria fronteriza o con visas de trabajo y permanencia).