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“A Jesuit response to climate change”

jesuit&friendsJesuit Friends and Alumni of Grand Traverse Summer Event

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Villa Marquette in Omena
4504 M-22, Suttons Bay Township, MI 49682

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Nancy Tuchman
Loyola University Chicago, Department of Biology,
Professor and Founding Director of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Dr. Michael Schuck
Loyola University Chicago, Department of Theology,
Professor and Co-Director of the International Jesuit Ecology Project

Collaboration for Sustainability on Jesuit Campuses

9287609827_31e783887f_zFrom March 17-19, 2016, Loyola University Chicago hosted its third annual Climate Change Conference, entitled “Global Climate Change: Economic Challenges and Solutions.” This gathering focused on new economics, policies and activism taking place around the world to address climate change. Key highlights included the student sustainability summit, where students were invited to share from their own perspective about the sustainability initiatives occurring on their campuses and learn what’s working at other schools, as well as the keynote speech by award-winning author and climate activist, Naomi Klein.

CLIMATE CHANGE: Reports from Jesuit Universities’ Climate Change Conference

8d259c34742c95ddc8c40c80a19b4f29by Jim Hug, S.J.

REPORT ONE: Loyola University is hosting its second annual Climate Change Conference March 19-21, 2015 at its North Shore Campus in Chicago.  The conference is designed to “tend” or pay attention to and serve the needs of Earth at this crucial time in planetary history. It promises to place us squarely in the role of caretaker and explore the implications of “tending earth” through an interdisciplinary reflection on the ethical principles, policies, and actions needed to combat the crisis of global climate change.

Climate Change Conference: “To Tend the Earth: Responding to the Global Climate Change Crisis “

2015_01_31_P&P_Photo1Loyola University Chicago’s
Second Annual Climate Change Conference, March 19-21, 2015

Loyola University Chicago’s second annual Climate Change Conference moves beyond the sterile debate of whether global climate change exists to the theme of tending the earth. “To tend” means to pay attention to; to act as the caretaker of; to serve. This conference will unfold the implications of “To Tend the Earth” through reflection upon those ethical principles, policies, and actions needed to combat the crisis of global climate change.

Happy Earth Day

450x351xEarth-Day.jpg.pagespeed.ic.Tc2Yph-Ty6When I first heard about Earth Day in the early 1990’s I was convinced that science-fiction junkies like myself had finally been heard.  I was so excited that the “final frontier” would be honored in such a direct and poignant way.  I fully expected celebrations of the other planets as well: Jupiter Day, Mars Monday, or even Saturn-day.