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Loyola inaugura usina fotovoltaica

Para a Companhia de Jesus, por meio do provincial dos Jesuítas do Brasil, Pe. João Renato Eidt, SJ, a criação da Usina Solar Padre Furusawa possui grande importância a favor da vida: “Este projeto é um sinal concreto do cuidado com a vida e com a ecologia em nossa ação apostólica. A produção de energia limpa, além de demonstrar à sociedade que há alternativas para isso, é acima de tudo um sinal do nosso compromisso com a vida e com a criação em sua totalidade. Acreditamos que esta usina, além de ser pioneira, pode inspirar outras iniciativas de entidades e organizações preocupadas com a questão socioambiental”.

El poder de las buenas opciones. Por: Gabriel Lamug-Nañawa, SJ

En marzo pasado se cumplieron dos años de la instalación en nuestra sede del Programa de Ecología del Servicio Jesuita de Camboya en Nom Pen de un generador solar para cubrir las necesidades eléctricas de toda la oficina. Con solo tres ordenadores portátiles, una impresora, tres ventiladores, un par de lámparas para trabajar de noche y la carga periódica de teléfonos y otros aparados, no es una oficina muy grande. A pesar de ello, decidimos desconectarnos del suministro eléctrico del edificio principal en el que estamos ubicados, para intentar en adelante depender por completo de la radiación solar.

Georgetown reaffirms sustainability commitment consistent with Paris Agreement

Georgetown joined a group of leading universities across the country today to reaffirm its commitment in support of the Paris Agreement on climate change – continuing its work toward slowing the rise in the global average temperature and transitioning to a clean energy economy. The Paris Agreement was signed by more than 145 countries in 2016.

New Solar panels to produce clean energy, help low-income D.C. residents

A major solar panel project to be installed on six buildings at Georgetown this summer will increase the university’s sustainability efforts, reduce costs and serve low-income residents in the city. The university has signed a power purchase agreement with Community Renewable Energy to install what Xavier Rivera, director for Georgetown’s department of energy and utilities, says is the largest rooftop solar system installation in the District of Columbia to date.

Take Action! Care for our Common Home: Protect clean air and clean water

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the President signed an Executive Order attacking the Clean Power Plan and other critical environmental and climate change safeguards that protect our common home and public health. This Executive Order not only reverses previous efforts to address climate change, but also promotes the further extraction and production of fossil fuels on federal lands. This represents a significant step backwards when it comes to protecting clean air and water, addressing worsening climate change and protecting poor and vulnerable people.

Loyola’s Moral Obligation to Divest from Fossil Fuels Outlined in Jesuit Values

The Student Environmental Alliance (SEA), a Loyola student organization that promotes awareness of environmental issues, has diligently worked on the Sustainable Investment Portfolio (SIP) for five years with the Loyola administration. The goal of the SIP is to work in conjunction with Loyola’s Board of Trustees to fully divest from fossil fuels and invest in clean energy and a sustainable future.