Tag Archive for environmental awareness

ASEAN cites AdDU-HS for environmental awareness efforts

ADDU_sealThe Ateneo de Davao University High School (AdDU-HS) unit was hailed as one of the recipients of the 2nd ASEAN Eco-School Award as part of the ASEAN Environment Year (AEY) 2015 celebration last July 29 to 30 at Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

AdDU-HS is the only secondary school in the Philippines to be given the award. Dubinan Elementary School of Santiago City, Isabela is primary school awardee. Held every three years, the AEY celebration showcases the ASEAN commitment to environmental protection and environmental education. Moreover, the 2nd ASEAN Eco-schools Award recognizes the exemplary efforts of the ten primary and secondary schools from ASEAN member states promoting environmental awareness in all aspects of education to the students and nearby communities.

As part of the Ateneo formation into men and women for others, students are taught to properly segregate waste, understand the workings of the environment, and reverence God’s creation.

Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources Network

gnmr_photoNatural and mineral resources provide abundance, providence, and the means with which to enhance our wellbeing and dignity. However, the negative impacts of exploitation of resources are borne mostly by the poor and vulnerable. There are also broader consequences for all of us.

Poor governance of resources results in environmental degradation, loss of forests, the deterioration of soil and biodiversity, and in water and air pollution. It leads to disease and destroys the livelihoods of communities, especially those that have traditionally developed a culture of sustainable resource management.

Lettre de Peter Bisson SJ sur l’écologie

bisson_peterDear Brothers and Friends:

Re: Ecology: On Integrating Our Relationship with Creation into the Mission of the Jesuits in English Canada

“Care for the environment affects the quality of our relationships with God, with other human beings, and with creation itself. It touches our faith in and love for God”. GC 35 Decree 3 #32

GreenFaith Water Shield

watershield_previewThe GreenFaith Water Shield is an environmental merit badge program signifying that a faith-based institution has taken steps – educational, spiritual, and practical – to conserve water, protect water quality, and mobilize its members and community to do the same at home.