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How the world’s newest Jesuit university is promoting sustainable agriculture

DRC’s abundant natural resources are not only to be found underground. Any new visitor to the country cannot fail to appreciate the land’s rich vegetation and fertile farmland. And yet despite its excellent soil and climatic conditions, DRC needs to import much of its food from neighbouring countries. The agricultural sector is perhaps another victim of the mineral resource curse.

At Sustainable Cities Conference, a Glimmer of Hope

In his keynote remarks at the opening ceremony for the International Conference on Sustainable Cities on May 1, Steve Cohen, Ph.D., senior advisor, Columbia University Earth Institute, said he believes that humans will learn from their mistakes and reverse course on polluting the environment.

‘Laudato Tree’ project launched in Áras

The Laudato Tree Project, is inspired by the environmental encyclical letter of Pope Francis, Laudato Sí, along with an African initiative, the growing of a Great Green Wall. The purpose of the wall is to halt the impact of desertification across the Sahel region of the continent.

The project links the planting of trees in Ireland with increasing support for the planting of trees along Africa’s Great Green Wall, and it will be developed in association with various environmental organizations throughout Ireland, as well as local and national government.

Pope Francis’ encyclical inspires the Laudato Si’ Project in Wisconsin

On any given weekend around the Milwaukee area, you can find a group of Catholics out along hiking trails, taking part in conservation projects or, in the case of a recent excursion, tapping trees to make maple syrup.

The activities are arranged by the Laudato Si’ Project, a local nonprofit inspired by “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment and human ecology. The project was formed by Marquette University High School science teacher Joe Meyer.

Sustainability programs at Xavier College have been growing in energy, enthusiasm and momentum

Sustainability programs at Xavier College have been growing in energy, enthusiasm and momentum. We are delighted to have all three campuses signed up to the ResourceSmart Schools program. This is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools benefit from embedding sustainability into everything they do. Schools take action to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.