Ecojesuit and the Don Bosco Green Alliance, collaborating with the youth for a hope-filled future
Ecojesuit and the Don Bosco Green Alliance are collaborating in a partnership to promote global youth environmental action, finding a common ground in youth accompaniment as an integral part of life-mission as expressed in the Universal Apostolic Preferences.
The Don Bosco Green Alliance is the international “green Salesian network of young people from the Don Bosco family of institutions contributing to global environmental action, thought and policy through three priority areas: combatting pollution, reducing global warming, and eliminating disposable plastic.”The alliance includes 151 Don Bosco institutions and organizations from 43 countries that are engaging youth in green campaigns, fieldworks, events, workshops, and other activities.
Ecojesuit is promoting and participating as a partner of the alliance in their seven-week campaign "Keep it Clean – World Cleanup Day 2019" that seeks to encourage alliance members to adopt zero waste management practices. This involves a series of thematic activities like “Food does not belong in the trash!” and “No plastic is not drastic!” leading up to World Cleanup Day on 21 September.
In turn, the Don Bosco Green Alliance is participating in the Global Climate Strike with Ecojesuit in a joint effort to promote and encourage schools, universities, and different institutions to participate in the strike or organize related activities like educational dialogues. A global collaboration is also being explored that will start with a regional activity with the South Asian Ecoteam of Ecojesuit.
The idea for this partnership emerged during a panel discussion that Ecojesuit joined on Youth Aspirations and Climate Urgency. This was a side event at the UN High Level Political Forum that the Don Bosco Green Alliance organized with the Salesian Missions USA and Don Bosco Network in New York, USA on 11 July.
Ecojesuit has also put in place an online initiative to collect signatures to support the Global Climate Strike.
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