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In order to protect the roads and to create a green campus, Br. Paul Nguyen and Mr. Louth Vuthy have been supervising the planting of over 600 new trees all around the school site. This means that we have planted over 1000 trees since the start of the project. Some of these trees are hard wood trees and they have been planted near the ponds so that they can be watered during the dry season. They will provide shade. Most of the other trees are local varieties or ordinary trees which can survive long dry periods without water. As time goes on, we will discover which varieties grow best on our land and which do not grow well. The Campus already, looks much greener than last year!
Northern Thailand is to have a “green campus” soon. This completely eco-sustainable structure is being built by local Jesuits. In the Philippines, houses run by followers of Ignatius of Loyola have set in motion an environmentally friendly way of doing things, introducing new practices to prevent food waste, promoting recycling. In other Asian nations that form part of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific – from Korea, to China and from the Philippines to Malaysia, Myanmar and Australia – the themes and suggestions put forward in the Pope’s “Laudato Si’” encyclical, took off a while ago. Above all, through a widespread effort to raise awareness, in the form of the project “Reconciliation with creation”, which aims to motivate clerics first of all and then engage all local communities and people of goodwill by “preaching a good example”.
In addition to making Environmental Studies a very vital subject in our syllabus, St. Xavier’s College has gone a step further by putting that theory into practice. It is with great pride that we announce that thanks to the installation of three sets of solar panels, we now have a few parts of our college that run entirely on solar energy.