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Objectivity and urgency driving the Stockholm Dialogue

2015_11_30_Editorial_Photo2With joy and hope in their hearts, and openness and creativity in their minds, the Global Igntian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology entered into the second day of the Stockholm Dialogue to explore with members of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) the relationship between scientific objectivity and social urgency inherent within what we know as sustainability science – a science that emphasises and puts into practical action the social transformation that embraces social inclusion and environmental integrity.

Learning the value of dialogue

12309308_910631825672554_1416449387_n-960x600The first day of the Stockholm Dialogue that we refer to as A call for dialogue between the science of sustainability and values fully confirmed the importance and timeliness of this topic. More than 30 people that included researchers, university professors, members of Jesuit social centres, and young students participated in an intense day in which words like challenge, solidarity, responsibility, communication, and diversity were discussed and examined closely.

Promoting waterless ecological sanitation in Tarumitra, a Jesuit bio-reserve and ecology centre in India

2014_04_15_PP_Photo2-300x225A Jesuit bio-reserve and ecology centre, Tarumitra (meaning Friends of Trees, in both Hindi and Sanskrit), in the outskirts of Patna city, is a key resource in promoting ecosan in Bihar state. With support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency through the SEI/WASHi initiative, Tarumitra built a demonstration ecosan and hygiene facility on its premises, giving visitors an opportunity to see and learn about ecosan first hand.