Archive for Student Initiatives

International Youth Development (IYD) teaches pupils on waste management

Integral Youth Development (IYD) a Jesuit project in the Jesuit Youth Office together with Environmental Management Agency (EMA), Ministry of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture and TeamUp2CleanUp recently embarked on a Joint Schools Initiative, a five day clean-up campaign from the 25th -29th of June 2018. The program ran under the theme Sustainable Waste Management Schools Training and it focused on five primary schools in Mbare. The Joint Schools Initiative team engaged pupils on the importance of reducing consumption, recycling and re-using materials for environmental preservation using program guided scripts and mascots of popular comic characters.

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.

Alumni of the Aloisiuskolleg are committed to climate justice

Former students of the Aloisiuskolleg are involved in the student initiative Enactus Münster e. V. , in order to initiate social and environmentally friendly projects and to help people sustainably, for example by helping themselves or through education.

Campus Garden Promotes Sustainable Food Practices

SPOKANE, Wash. — Students in Gonzaga University’s Collegiate DECA Club kicked off the growing season recently in the GU Campus Garden, planting a variety of vegetables and learning to grow food using sustainable practices. Through their efforts, students learn the empowering nature of taking food security into their own hands.

School students take ‘green pledge’

PATNA: Hundreds of students from city schools participated in the pre-celebration of World Earth Day organized by Tarumitra, an NGO, on its premises at Digha on Saturday. They marched to the Panchavati forest area of Tarumitra and performed ‘aarti’ and applied ‘chandan and tika’ to the trees. They also took the ‘green pledge’ to take care of environment.

10th Annual Earth Hour Breakfast held by St. Ignatius College, Riverview

The Earth Hour Breakfast is a yearly event held by St. Ignatius College, Riverview aimed at bringing communities together to inspire action beyond Earth Hour through talks, presentations, and engaging activities.