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Campus Sustainability Day

11062733_10153423957839079_6492533402021384195_o-360x240This fair showcases ways in which students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University can get involved on- or off-campus and support local vendors, businesses, and causes that are committed to environmental stewardship, education, and service.

Campus Sustainability Day is an annual event in October in which colleges and universities celebrate sustainability initiatives and projects on their campus.  At SCU, we showcase ways in which students, faculty, and staff can get involved on or off campus & support local vendors, businesses, and causes that are committed to environmental stewardship, education, and service.

Is the Official Catholic Church a Newcomer to Ecological Issues?

eco-1Pope Francis’s New Encyclical Laudato Si’―
Ando Isamu, SJ, staff member(Jesuit Social Center, Tokyo)
Social and Pastoral Bulletin issue: No. 184 / August 15th, 2015

Since 1993 thousands of scientists and representatives of all countries of the world have constantly been meeting to discuss global warming. Again, this year they will gather for the 21st time to negotiate common international measures concerning how to fight climate changes.

Kolkata Jesuit center aims to implement encyclical

1439810229-720x340A Jesuit social center in West Bengal state has launched facility to train women in making solar lanterns in an effort to put into practice the recommendations of Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si.

The Loyola Solar Training Center at Pandua, some 65 kilometers away from Kolkata, was launched Aug. 14. It is in response to the papal call to harness natural energy, said Jesuit Fr Irudaya Jothi, director of Udayani (awakening) Social Action Center. The center, he hoped would promote environmental education that Pope Francis talks about in the later part of his encyclical.

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.