Jesuit universities boost green initiatives

Jesuit schools in Asia Pacific are committed to growing green campuses in response to the Society’s growing ecological concern.  As a group, the members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Asia Pacific (AJCU-AP) recognise the need to develop ways to reduce consumption of waste material and to find a means to recycle them. They deem it essential to lessen the consumption of energy, paper and water, and instead make use of clean energy to minimise the emission of greenhouse gases. They have also considered how architecture can be helpful to cut energy needs and save on water costs. “We engage vigorously in environmental protection as it is inseparable from the promotion of faith that does justice, cultural sensitivity and interreligious dialogue,” said AJCU-AP Chairperson and President of Ateneo de Davao University Fr Joel Tabora SJ in a recent lecture on Laudato si’ at his university.
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