Your 2024 Dream for Ecology!

As a Salesian how can we instill care for our planet? Don Bosco used to take his boys regularly on treks and nature trails. He loved nature and in his early childhood years worked on the farm. Jesus and our blessed Mother spoke to him in his dreams using different animals of nature. We see a deep connection with nature and creation in all his works from care for his poor boys, to taking them on nature treks and spending time outdoors. Don Bosco understood that we are not just part of creation but are one with the Creator and creation.

How can we then go forward with benevolence and without doubt that all created things come from God and must go back to Him for His praise, reverence and service. We must value all the gifts and carry gratitude in our hearts for all God’s creation and the created things we have received from his bounty. This is the attitude we must carry in every Salesian home. We must ask our beloved Blessed Mother to guide our efforts so that we can offer all our labour back to our creator who has bestowed all his blessings upon us.

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

ECO LENT 2024

In the words of Pope Francis - Nothing unites us to God more than an act of mercy, for it is by mercy that the Lord forgives our sins and gives us the grace to practice acts of mercy in his name.

As a spiritual work of mercy, care for our common home calls for a “grateful contemplation of God’s world” which “allows us to discover in each thing a teaching which God wishes to hand on to us”. As a corporal work of mercy, care for our common home requires “simple daily gestures which break with the logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness” and “makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world”

Follow us on social media - dbgreenalliance - to journey with us during this Eco Lent 2024 campaign!

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.

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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...

Priority Areas

Member Activities & Contributions

Parade by the Salesian Scout Movement in Chubut, Argentina

The Battalion 35 of the Salesian Scout Movement in Chubut, Argentina held a parade for the anniversary of their beloved town of Esquel.The movement stated on Instagram: “We dream of continuing to be fireworks of our community, caring for and defending our common home.”

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The Future is Green - Don Bosco Training Center of Naga, Inc., Philippines

Don Bosco Training Center of Naga, Inc. in Naga City, Philippines integrates solar installation training in their Electrical Installation and Maintenance NCII course. This forward-thinking approach equips students with practical skills related to electrical systems while also emphasizing sustainable energy solutions through solar technology.

If you're interested in pursuing a career in electrical installation and maintenance, Don Bosco Training Center of Naga, Inc. could be an excellent choice. Their commitment to providing quality education aligns with the growing demand for skilled professionals in renewable energy fields. 🌞🔌


For more information, you can directly contact them on the details below:

Contact No.: +63 917 7109 686 / +63 917 7010 291 / 871-5792

Email: dbtcnaga@one-bosco.org

Facebook: Don Bosco Training Center of Naga, Inc.


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Promoting Green Campus and Growing Vegetation in Don Bosco Nazareth-Anisakan, Myanmar

Approximately 150 children and youth (mostly displaced due to various socio-economic circumstances) housed in Don Bosco-Nazareth, Anisakan, Myanmar, were taught to maintain a green campus, to engage growing sustainable farming and educate the positive impacts they have contributed to food security and climate change resilience in the community.

Have a look at it in this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP4L9WTPMxg

Don Bosco School of Theology Presents: LENTEN rECO - A Journey of Reflection and Renewal

As we embark on the solemn season of Lent, Don Bosco School of Theology (Philippines) is delighted to announce an enriching online Lenten recollection series titled “LENTEN rECO”. This unique program, rooted in the spirit of reflection and renewal, intertwines the sacred observance of Lent with the urgent call for ecological stewardship encapsulated in the seven Laudato Si’ goals.

Led by the esteemed facilitator, Fr. Francis Gustilo, SDB, LENTEN rECO will feature a lineup of distinguished speakers who will delve into various aspects of environmental sustainability and spiritual growth. Each session promises profound insights and practical guidance, aiming to inspire participants to embrace a more mindful and eco-conscious lifestyle.

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Introducing the Don Bosco School of Theology’s “LENTEN ECOFAST” Initiative

In the spirit of Lenten reflection and commitment to environmental stewardship, the Don Bosco School of Theology (DBST) (Philippines) is proud to unveil its latest initiative: the “LENTEN ECOFAST”. Spearheaded by the dedicated efforts of the ITF Student Council and supported by the Vice- Dean for Student Affairs, this project aims to engage the entire DBST community in a collective effort to protect our planet.

The “LENTEN ECOFAST” initiative is a holistic approach to fasting, focusing on four essential elements: fire, air, water, and earth. Each element represents a critical aspect of our environment, and through mindful actions, we seek to reduce our ecological footprint and promote sustainability.

For fire (energy conservation), the DBST community has committed to a simple yet impactful change: refraining from using air conditioning in classrooms during the last hour of classes. By minimizing energy consumption, we are taking a proactive step towards reducing our reliance on non-renewable resources.

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Don Bosco College, Yelagiri Hills, India organized a Green Hands Workshop - Surabi

Don Bosco College, Yelagiri Hills in India strives to promote environmental consciousness and sustainability among students. Each of the five eco clubs – AYUSH, Dense Forest, Green Hills, Clean Hills, and Blue Cross – plays a vital role in contributing to the overall goal of creating a more environmentally friendly campus.

The animation by Fr. Arokiya Dass SDB from Surabi served as an informative and engaging introduction to the importance of environmental consciousness and sustainability. After the animation, it's wonderful that each eco club had the opportunity to showcase their activities and initiatives.

Animation:

Fr. Arokiya Dass SDB animated a presentation for students on the theme "Journey towards a greener future." The focus was on educating students about the importance of environmental protection and sustainability. Through the use of animation, students were actively engaged, attentively watching and learning about ways to contribute to a more eco-friendly future. The presentation aimed to inspire awareness and action among students regarding environmental issues.

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Benzina Zero is an Australian Company founded by Ben Silver and Joe D'Ercole just a few years ago. After successful business careers, they had both decided to retire early, go off-grid, spend time with family and community.

But again, in tandem, with concerns for the environment and their young children, they began Benzina Zero, No Petrol, designing and producing electric scooters and mopeds.  

What is an Eco Youth Encounter?

The "Eco Youth Encounter" is a monthly webinar series designed for youth aged 13 to 25 who are passionate about environmental sustainability and climate action. The Laudato Si’ Movement and the Don Bosco Green Alliance have partnered to launch this initiative.  Through this initiative, young people can connect with like-minded peers, gain valuable insights into environmental issues, and develop the skills and knowledge needed to effect positive change in their communities and beyond. 

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. 

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