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Education

DSC_00581-1024x678Education is the most effective weapon in the fight against poverty, ignorance, disease and social vices plaguing the African continent. In East African countries, education in all its forms constitutes a pressing need. For this reason, the Jesuits of Eastern African Province have made a significant commitment to education in Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, albeit still a fraction of what it needs to be. We desire to establish more Jesuit educational institutions in the countries of AOR, while strengthening and expanding what already exists, and developing initiatives that generate transformation from the grassroots.

Working Group on Education

Mandeville_Hall,_Saint_Joseph's_University_(03-05-2007)As an institution of higher education grounded within the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, Saint Joseph’s University is committed to integrating sustainability issues throughout its educational programs.  Our mission is to identify opportunities for such integration, support and encourage faculty and staff in the pursuit of these opportunities, and to provide a means for sustainability education efforts to reach beyond SJU into the broader community.

Sustainability Events at Fordham

sustain1Fuel for the Future
A student designed project to process used fryer oil from campus eateries into bio-diesel fuel to be used in the Ram Van fleet. This project would cut Ram Van costs, reduce the usage of fossil fuels, carbon emissions, and air pollution, all while incorporating the student population into the promotion of a cost-effective, renewable source of fuel energy that can bring the university into new, greener age of sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum at Fordham

sustainability_may19770022Fordham provides courses in ethical, economic, and scientific principles needed to manage and promote enterprises that are profitable and socially and environmentally responsible. The design curricula -promote an awareness of the need for the built environment to accommodate a substantially reduced carbon footprint and to foster a more sustainable use of land areas for growing populations.