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Renowned for its excellence in academic research, Rio de Janeiro’s Pontifical Catholic University is a non-profit institution founded in 1940, distinguished by the production and transmission of knowledge, based on the respect for human values ​​and Christian Ethics. It is organized into four centers, 24 departments and 13 institutes which comprise several areas of knowledge. PUC-Rio is also known for its commitment to sustainability and it is the first university in Brazil to develop an environmental agenda. Its campus is an invitation to the appreciation of nature: PUC-Rio’s ecological park shelters over 200 identified and cataloged species, many of which are threatened with extinction.

A quick guide to Xavier Schools environmental policies

xs_newsletter2016This year Xavier School responds to the Pope’s Encyclical, Laudato Si, the call to Care for the home God has blessed us with, and the call for a simple lifestyle.

Guidelines on the Use of Xavier’s Color Coded Waste Bins

The Blue bin is the receptacle for all readily recycled plastic, glass and metal waste. The Green bin is the receptacle for organic waste that is readily compostable and biodegradable. The Yellow bin is the receptacle for food containers used on campus. The orange bin the receptacle for some other plastics and other forms of packaging.

Schedule of Earth Week 2016 Events

Earth Day 2016 poster  11x17April 13, 2016, Wednesday,  7:00-8:15 pm  The DeNaples Center Ballroom(407)  Spring Sustainability Symposium.  60 minute presentation and panel discussion   Topic for the evening:  “Climate Change, A Time for Change”.

Move-Out Waste Diversion

Campisi-360x480SCU understand that Finals Week can be stressful and hectic. We have implemented programs to provide easy options for responsible recycling and donations.

In the last five years, students have diverted over 25 tons of material during the move-out process. Our individual actions to sort our stuff during move-out not only help to reduce our impact on the environment, but also help SCU to save money in landfill fees! Scroll through the categories below and check out the maps of your residence hall (alphabetically) to learn what to do with all your stuff as you pack up for the summer.

University Social Responsibility: Construction of knowledge and training of professionals for a sustainable society

unisinosThe concept of a University Social Responsibility (USR) is being largely adopted by the Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America (AUSJAL) and was inspired by the contributions of François Vallayes.

It means “the capacity and effectiveness of the University in meeting the needs of transformation of the society in which it is inserted through the exercise of its essential functions. Teaching, research, extension and internal management These functions should be encouraged by search for the promotion of justice, solidarity and social equity, through the construction of well sucedidas to meet the challenges involved in promoting sustainable human development responses. “