Archive for o. Life on Land

1001 saplings planted on environment day

On environment day, June 5 of 2018, students and staff of St.Xavier’s Thumba planted 1001 saplings in and off the campus. Sri. P Felix (President, Kadinamkulam Grama Panchayath), Dr. Fr. v Y Dasappan S J (Principal), Dr. J Justus, Smt. Edna richard (Vice-Principals), and Dr. harish S R (Nature Club Co-ordinator) addressed the gathering.

El Cambio Climático en el mundo: una reflexión desde Laudato Si’

Este año ha sido especialmente marcado por fenómenos climáticos extremos en diversos lugares del mundo. En el Perú, El Niño Costero produjo pérdidas de vidas y daños sociales y materiales en trece regiones. Si bien históricamente las poblaciones han sufrido numerosas veces los efectos de huracanes, inundaciones o huaycos -y éstos tienen causas naturales específicas- hoy se caracterizan por su mayor frecuencia, intensidad e impredictibilidad. Ello se debe al Calentamiento Global (CG) y el Cambio Climático (CC) en curso, originados por la actividad humana generadora de excesivas emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero en la atmósfera.

Pressão pró-desmatamento e barganhas políticas comprometem metas brasileiras de emissão de gás carbônico. Entrevista especial com Raoni Rajão

Apesar de a política brasileira de combate ao desmatamento ter sido aprimorada nos últimos anos, um estudo recente realizado por pesquisadores da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG e da Universidade de Brasília – UnB demonstra que as barganhas concedidas pelo Estado brasileiro até 2016 podem reverter os índices de desmatamento no país e comprometer a meta brasileira de redução das emissões de gás carbônico assumidas no Acordo de Paris.

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.

Madagascar – Reforestation and Care of Creation gives Future to a Nation

“Plant trees and support care of Creation to give Madagascar a future”. This is the aim of the project of reforestation and training for the sustainable economy carried out in Ikalamavony and Solila by the diocese of Fianarantsoa, along with “Fe y Alegría“, an organization born in the fifties of the century to promote education, and “Magis“, an NGO of the Italian Jesuits.

Setting Our Sights on the Amazon

The following is a network case from the Jesuits in Latin America and the Caribbean for the Amazon through the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM). It is a letter from the Colombian Provincial Carlos E. Correa, S.J and it is entitled “Setting our sights on the Amazon.”