Eco-Action, a Holy Cross student organization dedicated to the promotion of environmental awareness through education and local action, presents “Aqua Action,” a weeklong clean water campaign from Monday, Nov. 15-Friday, Nov. 19. The week’s events feature educational material on water conservation, opportunities for students to purchase fair trade products, and a documentary about water as a world resource.
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Loyola Marymount University is located in Los Angeles, California. Our geographic location means that we are living in a water scarce area. We recognize the significance of conserving water and implementing alternative technologies to reduce our contribution to the south west’s severe drought. Additionally, water use (specifically heating) can contribute to more than 15% of a building’s energy use. Over the past few years, we have reduced our water use by over 20 %.
Although environmental contamination and access to clean water are priorities in areas where the Society of Jesus works, many Jesuits and lay colleagues say they have insufficient knowledge to take action, according to a global survey by the Justice in Mining Network.
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.
Ecoteneo is a university-wide ecology advocacy since June 2017 as pronounced by the University President, Fr. Joel E. Tabora, S.J. during the annual faculty convocation in Jacinto campus. Materials recovery is presently being practiced in the university and ESWM lectures and trainings are ongoing with different sectors of the community. Ecoteneo has been working closely with the various stakeholders in the university to promote ecological solid waste management (ESWM) in the Matina and Jacinto campuses.
Jesuit responses to a rapidly changing world, environmental concern, poverty and violence are challenging its worldwide ministries. Father Arturo Sosa, superior general of the Society of Jesus, is calling for reconciliation, and this means striving for reconciliation with God, with neighbour, and with creation.