Archive for Laudato Si’ – Response


During strategic planning sessions in advance of Earth Day, faculty, university community members, students, and sustainability experts explored ways to deepen alignment between Georgetown’s sustainability efforts, its core mission and Jesuit tradition, and Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si.

“The pope has asked Jesuit universities in particular to embody the teachings of Laudato Si,” said Eugenie Dieck, vice president of strategy at Georgetown. “So he’s looking to us and to other Jesuit universities to really think about how we incorporate the teachings into our living, into our teaching, into our research, into our work and into our outreach.”

Campion College Receives Sustainability Award for Lighting Retrofit Project

Campion College is among the recipients of the Education for Sustainable Development Recognition awards presented by the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) today in Nipawin, Saskatchewan.

The RCE Education for Sustainable Development recognition program applauds innovative ways in which organizations advance education for sustainable development in the prairie region. The award recognizes Campion College for its 2011 Lighting Retrofit Project.

Loyola Marymount University Receives Award for Sustainability Efforts from the City of Los Angeles

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) was honorded by the city of Los Angeles with the first-ever Platinum recycLA Star Award for its sustainability efforts, including the university’s on-campus recycling center.

recycLA is the new recycling and waste collection program for commercial and large apartment buildings throughout Los Angeles.

Misión Panamazónica y Ecología Integral

Con la prontitud de María, acogimos la invitación de la CLAR y la REPAM, para participar del Encuentro de Congregaciones Religiosas con Proyectos en Perspectiva Panamazónica, en el que reflexionamos sobre “La misionariedad Panamazónica en la óptica de la ecología integral”. Somos noventa participantes de treinta congregaciones, religiosas, religiosos, laicos, laicas y padres diocesanos de los países de la Panamazonia, en Tabatinga (Brasil), región transfronteriza, de 20 a 24 de abril del 2018.

Red de Ambiente y Sustentabilidad de AUSJAL refuerza sus líneas de acción

Del 17 al 19 de abril los homólogos de la Red de Ambiente y Sustentabilidad de AUSJAL sostuvieron un encuentro presencial en la Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, Brasil).

Durante la apertura del evento, el rector de la universidad anfitriona, P. Josafá Carlos Siqueira, S.J., el presidente de AUSJAL, P. Ernesto Cavassa, S.J., y el presidente de la Conferencia de Provinciales en América Latina y El Caribe (CPAL), P. Roberto Jaramillo, S.J., reflexionaron en torno a los retos que la Encíclica Laudato Si’ plantea a las universidades y a la Red de Homólogos en particular.

Reducing waste: ‘Throwaway culture’ in spotlight as Earth Day targets plastics

It took nearly nine months, but at long last for Betsy Zolper the thousands of plastic foam cups that once filled the pantries at St. Mark Catholic Church, in Vienna, Virginia, are no longer there. In their place sit stacks of compostable and biodegradable paper cups, a first step by the parish’s nascent creation care team toward reducing waste while at the same time increasing consciousness of how much they throw out.

Eliminating the plastic foam cups — an extremely cheap, but environmentally hazardous beverage option — became the first focus for the Care for Our Common Home ministry, which formed in January 2017.