Archive for SDGs

Conversion in the light of Laudato Si’

Religious and lay people from six countries – Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ghana, Brazil and Spain – have ended the fourth theoretical-practical Week of Ecological Conversion held in INEA, Valladolid. This proposal born in the environment of the INEA’s Organic Gardens and it is growing with the call of Pope Francis Laudato Si’. The encyclical continues appealing religious and lay people.

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”.

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.

Putting Wasted Food to Good Use

“The food is cooked and has never been touched,” says Kacie LaGuire ’19 who was among a handful of socially conscious students who in 2014 noticed the amount of prepared food the kitchen throws out as surplus. “Yet we know that one in four San Franciscans face hunger — we all see it every day.” Soon after, the students established the USF chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN), a national nonprofit with the dual goals of feeding the hungry and reducing wasted food’s 3.3 billion ton carbon footprint — which, if it were a country, would make it the third largest CO2 emitter behind China and the U.S.

‘Holy Cross Summer Course Explores Realities of Food Production’

“Meal time will never be the same again!” That’s how Christopher Staysniak, visiting lecturer of history at the College of the Holy Cross, started the six-week summer course titled “Food and Power” back in June. According to Staysniak, a key goal of the course is to get students to think about where their food comes from, and who is providing it. Through readings, guest speakers, and field trips, the history class analyzed American food from different cultural, economic, environmental, and sociological angles.

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.