Tag Archive for sustainability

A call to dialogue on the sustainability of life

2016_07_31_N&E_Photo1An opportunity to reflect, discuss, and explore actions to respond to the sustainability of life across several ministries in the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) is offered through a conference titled A Call to Dialogue on the Sustainability of Life in the ASEAN Context at the Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta on 8 to 10 August 2016.

Waste Characterizations

IMG_7333-760x570Waste characterizations provide a great opportunity to learn first-(gloved)hand about the waste cycle and related issues on campus.

Our purpose is to characterize the waste that we are sending to the landfill to see where we need to improve or expand waste reduction, recycling, and composting programs. These characterizations will allow us to develop useful and interesting data on the waste stream that will help us reduce landfill waste from campus, with the goal of achieving Zero Waste*.

What social justice issues are you most passionate about and why?

Robert-Callus_landingI’m finding myself more and more passionate about environmental justice. It started out as small acts of sustainability, like using a metal reusable water bottle or reducing electricity usage at home. However, I took a very interesting class on the ethics of public health that dealt immensely with the dangers of environmental injustices and the implications on the world that made me frustrated and I felt I had to do something. I still have a lot to learn, as I strive to contribute to the fight against global climate change.

Loyola University Chicago Celebrates Laudato Si’ with Environmental Event

luc_logoLoyola University Chicago will host a day-long colloquium dedicated to exploring and reacting to Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, on Wednesday, September 9 at the University’s Lake Shore Campus. The event, “Caring for our Common Home: Conversations on Ecology and Justice,” precedes Pope Francis’s September visit to the United States and celebrates Loyola’s continued commitment to sustainability.

Sustainability & Energy Conservation

regis_high_schoolRegis Jesuit High School seeks to integrate processes promoting sustainability and a deep respect for the natural world into every facet of the institution. The school and the next generation of students must internalize their responsibilities for living sustainable and restorative lives. The community, our country and the world need these young leaders to effect fundamental change regarding the impending human collision with planet depletion. Regis Jesuit intends to lead by example advocating positive change within this global context now and in the future.

University of Dayton divesting coal, fossil fuel from investments

1529666_Articolo(Vatican Radio) A Catholic university in the United States has announced its decision to begin divesting coal and fossil fuels from its investment portfolio. The University of Dayton, a Marianist University, is believed to be the first Catholic university in the nation to take the step.

“I think that first of all, when you look at the whole issue of sustainability, it’s coming to the forefront in the country… amongst our students it’s a very important issue,” said Dr Daniel J. Curran, president of the University of Dayton. “But when we looked at some of the positions of the Church in general, and the University’s stated mission, it became very important.”