The Student Assembly of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College passed a resolution calling upon the University to divest from existing funds in fossil fuel companies within the next five years. It also requests BC to immediately freeze any new or future investment in fossil fuel companies.
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The program started with a PowerPoint presentation on the preparations that preceded the rice plantation at the Tarumitra organic farm. It may be mentioned that hundreds of students worked hard to supply adequate organic manure for the rice cultivation. The students also received helpful tips on the right way to plant rice seedlings according to the System of Rice Intensification(SRI) method in the field. After the presentation, the group made their way to the farm for rice transplantation.
Before graduating from high school, seniors from the class of 2016 at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore took a deep research dive through their social justice course, examining how as a school community they can ensure that water is valued as a human right in their city. Inspired by the message of Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’
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.
Sustainable action is a nonprofit organization made up of college students committed to improving the state of our environment through the promotion of sustainable development. They are seeking to raise awareness and encourage our community to take action to provide information and means necessary; as studies and projects to extend such behavior in their private and professional life.
Water is a fundamental source of life. Yet, 780 million people currently lack access to clean water. This poor access causes millions of deaths and debilitates economic production. Lack of clean water is also a gender-equity issue because women often bear the burdens of finding clean water, which leaves women little opportunity to do anything else. Providing clean water is a public health, economic, and social justice issue. We need leaders willing to address this issue.