We are an international collective of young people from Salesian Institutions & Organizations who are passionate about the welfare of our only planet.

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)

The Letter

A message for our Earth

“We see what is happening, and the worst thing is that we are becoming used to it. This ‘becoming used to’ is a terrible illness.” – Pope Francis.

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.

Featuring:

  • Pope Francis;

  • Cardinal Cantalamessa, the Preacher to the Papal Household;

  • Cacique Dadá, Leader of the Novo Lugar community of the Borarí people (Voice of the Indigenous)

  • Arouna Kandé, a climate refugee hailing from the Kolda region of Senegal (Voice of the Poor)

  • Ridhima Pandey, a young climate activist from Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India (Voice of the Youth)

  • Greg Asner and Robin Martin, marine biologists from Hawaii, United States of America (Voice of Wildlife)

  • Lorna Gold, president of Laudato Si’ Movement.

About Us

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...

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Member Activities & Contributions

Workshop on Mushroom Cultivation (Oyster Mushrooms, Pleurotus ostreatus)

Don Bosco Cares for our Common Home (DBCCH) conducted a Workshop on Mushroom cultivation on campus for the students. The workshop’s main objective is to learn about the process of mushroom cultivation and the pros and cons of mushroom cultivation.

Students were very enthusiastic to learn the process of Mushroom Cultivation and do it in the Mushroom shed, on campus. The following processes were carried out for the Mushroom Cultivation. The paddy straws were cut and soaked in water for 12 hours; then, it was boiled and shade dried. After which, the bagging was done with the mushroom seeds and paddy straw and hung in the mushroom shed. Students were very happy to learn and execute mushroom cultivation and become an entrepreneur. Learn More

Workshop On Biogas Production

Don Bosco Cares for our Common Home (DBCCH), Don Bosco College (Co-Ed), Yelagiri Hills has done an awareness programme on waste management, as a part of it, students started the Biogas plant for an experiment in the college. Degradable waste like cow dung, agricultural waste and food waste was added as a source of biogas plant and the effluent can be used as a fertilizer. Students were very interested in doing this Biogas plant as it converts waste into energy. Students have learnt about the biogas plant, its benefits, working principle and process of the plant. Since the biogas plant utilizes waste as wealth and reduces waste, students were very interested in learning about and implementing the biogas plant in their homes. Learn More

TLS Past Pupils Promotes “Don Bosco Hadomi Ambiente” in a Clean-up Drive

The Don Bosco Past Pupil in Timor-Leste organized general cleaning that was held in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste. The cleaning activities were carried out on the seaside of Arbiru Hotel to the front side of Motael Parish Church and the seaside of Bidau Santa Ana to Motael.

This general cleaning was realized as a contribution to lessening the escalating global warming that day after day threatens our common home. At the same time as a re-awakening activity to the people in contributing towards a healthy environment.

The Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis, the Laudato Si, inspires this environmental activity. This encyclical is a response to the climatical emergency that is caused by human negligence to the environment where they lived-in. The encyclical is using Catholic Social Teaching’s way of looking at things, the so-called “See-Judge-Act.” There are many proposals presented in this encyclical in order to take care of our common home and make it a beautiful place for today’s and tomorrow’s generation. Pope Francis encouraged every human being for a changing of lifestyle that starts with the conversion of conscience.

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Álex, a young dreamer among many minors of "Don Bosco Farm" in Ambato

Álex Guache is 17 years old and has been living at the "Don Bosco Farm" in Ambato, Ecuador, for three years. The Salesian centre takes in minors subject to court orders to promote their family reunification or, when not possible, adoption. Most of the minors living there suffered domestic violence; living on the streets and did not attend school. However, with the Sons of Don Bosco, they discover their talents, learn a trade, and dream of a future full of opportunities. "I’ll be the first graduate in the family," Álex says with satisfaction.

"Working and taking care of animals," is what Álex assures he has dedicated his entire life to. "I’m the youngest of four siblings. My mother lived outside the house. I never knew my father, although I know who he is, and my grandmother was the one with us, but she beat us a lot," the young man recalls. "We’re poor. Our house is made of dirt, bricks, and tiles."

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One thousand trees planted, biomass heating... in Farnières, investment made in caring for nature and the planet

Located in the middle of a forest, between Vielsalm and Trois-Ponts, in the hills above Grand-Halleux, in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes, the Domaine de Farnières is an enchanting place naturally deputed to hospitality, retreats, group meetings, and animation. Two religious communities - the Salesians of Don Bosco and the "Notre-Dame au Bois" house of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians - reside there and contribute, along with their lay collaborators and several volunteers, to welcoming hundreds of groups each year. Read More

Forest Man of India joins Scouts and Guides at 14th National Boscoree

The Forest Man of India, Padma Shri Mr Jadav "Molai" Payeng joined the scouts and guides on New Year’s Day of 2023 for the plantation drive wherein over 3500 saplings were planted in the Assam Don Bosco University, Tapesia campus, Guwahati, Assam. This was to give the participants of the 14th National Boscoree an impetus of working towards a closer relationship with mother earth. Padma Shri Mr Jadav "Molai" Payeng joined more than 3000 scouts and guides on New Year’s Day of 2023 for the plantation drive at the ADBU campus. Mr Payeng has planted and tended the Molai forest near Kokilamukh of Jorhat, which encompasses an area of about 1,360 acres / 550 hectares. Read More

The cries of the forests and air, water, land, and the poor are the focus of the latest issues of Promotio Iustitiae (PI), a journal published by the Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology (SJES) of the Society of Jesus since 1977 ana available online in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

The UN Biodiversity COP15 is vastly similar to UNFCCC COP27. Many delegates from countries all over the world attended this conference held from 7th – 19th December 2022 in Montreal, Canada.

The birth of Jesus took place in a very modest setting. Under a shed in a manger filled with hay in the company of cattle. The starlight sky and chill in the air. Visit of the Magi from far away countries. The choirs of angels sang in joy and shepherds kept watch of the special day. Heavens came down and filled the earth.

The impulse that provoked me to write this text was my visit to the supermarket. I wanted to buy a Christmas decoration to create an atmosphere that would help me experience the upcoming Christmas. However, a visit to the supermarket left me with ambivalent feelings.

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