We are an international collective of young people from Salesian Institutions & Organizations who are passionate about the welfare of our only planet.
“Care of creation, our mission”, missions and integral ecology: this is the theme of 2023 Salesian Mission Day, fruit of the collaboration between the Sector for the Missions and the Sector for Youth Ministry.
They have created a booklet in which you will find many interesting insights that will consider the vast theme of integral ecology from different points of view, starting precisely from the Salesian reflection that illustrates the entire path. Each of the contributions, which are a clear example of the richness of the Church, is preceded by a quotation from Pope Francis’ Laudato si’.
2023 - A Year of Eco Action!
The ecological crisis is getting worse daily, and we realise that it is impossible to resolve this global crisis only through science and technology or even through economic means or political powers. It is not simply about climate change mitigation, adaptation, or financial commitments such as the Loss and Damage Fund agreed upon in the latest climate conference, COP27. (Jeyaraj SJ, 2022)
A message for our Earth
This documentary focuses on the encyclical letter ‘Laudato Si’ addressed to everyone that the Pope wrote in 2015. Today his message is even more urgent!
This film is presented by YouTube Originals, produced by an Oscar-winning Off The Fence Productions, in partnership with the Laudato Si’ Movement.
Don Bosco Green Alliance is an international Green Salesian Movement of people from the Salesian Family institutions, who contribute to global environmental action, thought and policy. Launched in 2018, the alliance is today an active platform where Salesian Family institutions, organisations and individuals exchange ideas and work together on global environmental campaigns all for the ‘Love of Creation.’ Read More...
Member Activities & Contributions
The Care Project - Promoting Spaces for Agroecology
New project in the works here at Casa do Puríssimo Coração de Maria in Sao Paulo, Brazil!!!
The Care Project, through partnership with TING Environmental Action and the proponent Mater Dei Cam, has as its main objective to promote spaces for agroecology in the urban environment, participatory, nourishing people with food, experiences and knowledge, in line with environmental preservation and recovery. 🌎🧑🏽 🌾👩🏽 🌾
The educators participating in the project had the opportunity, in this first meeting, to experience a plantation with interspecies, targeting their successor during the period of growth and harvest, in addition to a planting of sensory yards and a spiral yard for herbs and spices. 🌱🥦
The Maker Show - Promoting Sustainability and Recycling
On August 31, Colégio Salesiano Alberto Monteiro De Carvalho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, held the Maker Show - they worked on innovation, the concept of sustainability and sharing ideas using recyclable materials. The students reproduced various objects to be used in everyday life. The exhibition was held in an atmosphere of collaborative learning, with the integration of the Hands On and Art subjects.
Beach Clean up by Colégio Salesiano at Aracaju, Brazil
World Clean Rivers and Beaches Day was celebrated on Sunday, September 17 in every country in the world. The aim is to raise awareness about the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources.
The Aquatic Mammals Foundation carried out the 8th edition of the beach clean-up in Mosqueiro. Class leaders from Colégio Salesiano, Aracaju, Brazil, accompanied by the teaching team and biology teachers, took part in the initiative.
The students collected plastic, glass and other improperly discarded waste from the beach. The clean-up effort was very important to reaffirm the importance of leaving only footprints on the beach and not litter.
The Catholic church is a global family with over 1.3 billion Catholics worldwide. At World Youth Day, this vast global family was personified not just in numbers but by its love for Mother Church. Although I personally missed out on the 'Days in the Diocese' experience, I gathered stories from my friends about the warm hospitality they received. This made me realise that we belong to a larger family that has a tangible presence.
I can recount the moments when injustice was done to me. Deep down, these experiences make us believe that we will not always be treated with fairness and justice. They get us used to unjust situations and often leave us feeling helpless.
After such experiences, I began to question whether restoration is possible. We can't turn back time to erase those negative experiences; sometimes, the memories linger, altering our perceptions and beliefs about the world.
An intertidal walk is a unique and educational activity that can provide a fun way to learn about the ocean and the intertidal zone, which is the area that is exposed during low tide and covered by water during high tide.
During an intertidal walk, participants can explore the rocky shorelines, sandy beaches, or mudflats and observe the diverse plant and animal life that inhabit these areas. Some common intertidal organisms include crabs, mussels, sea stars, anemones, and seaweeds.
"What are we doing with our lives, and how do we envision our lives?". It is a very broad and open-ended question that allows each of us to express our dreams and aspirations.
As a starting point, let us share our individual goals and dreams for a better future. It could be related to our personal lives, our careers, our community, society, or even the environment.