We are an international collective of young people from Salesian Institutions & Organizations who are passionate about the welfare of our only planet.
World Environment Day 2023 is a reminder that people’s actions on plastic pollution matter. The steps governments and businesses are taking to tackle plastic pollution are the consequence of this action. Speaking out and pushing for change has sparked policy milestones, like plastic bag bans, innovations in alternatives to single-use plastic packaging, mobilized finance for sustainability, and led to the push for a global agreement to end plastic pollution.
“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
“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.
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.
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
Laudato Si Week Celebration - National Spiritual Retreat, El Salvador
On Sunday, June 4, a national spiritual retreat was held in San Salvador, which summoned the different centers of El Salvador: Don Bosco, Don Pedro Ricaldone, Santa Cecilia, María Auxiliadora and Don Miguel Rua. During the retreat, the film, “the Letter” was shown in order to sensitize the brothers and sisters about the urgency of promoting ecological conversion on a personal level and as an association, in synergy with the position of the Salesians of Don Bosco on the way to a world sustainable for integral ecology. View More...
Laudato Si Week Celebration - Universidad Don Bosco, El Salvador
On May 28, there was a screening and discussion of the film la carta, organized by the Department of University Pastoral Care and the Department of Social Projection of the Universidad Don Bosco, Soyapango, San Salvador within the framework of Laudato Si´ week 2023. An awareness-raising space through which the Laudato Si' Don Bosco Green Alliance Circle was created as a community of eco-spiritual animation on campus. View More...
Laudato Si Week Celebration, Don Bosco Tech Africa
To celebrate the 8th anniversary of this encyclical on the care of creation that Pope Francis made, the Green Club of Luanda, Mabubas had the screening of the film “Laudato Si: a Letter”.
The film was screened twice and it attracted over 100 young people who enjoyed watching it.
As a way of promoting renewable energy, the Green Mobile Vehicle in Angola has been fitted with solar panels on its roof. Therefore, this solar energy was used to screen the film in the courtyard of Don Bosco Mabubas Professional Training Center. Read More...
Activities at Salesian School Ángela Segovia de Serrano in Mexico State
The institutional project of Salesian School Ángela Segovia de Serrano in Mexico State began 5 years ago wherein they got to know Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Sí” and also the 2030 Agenda from ONU, and complemented them both with each other.
This year they are undertaking a couple of things that are very important - the first is to recycle PET bottles in order to take it to the community center and in exchange the students receive a plant or food, if it´s food, students give it to the people of the neighborhood.
Also there is a heart shaped structure installed in the school for which students collect bottle caps and these bottle caps are given to help children with the terrible disease of cancer. This school year, they are helping a little girl called Gracen who is only 2 years old. Read More...
Catemu Salesian Agricultural School, Chile implements use of photovoltaic panels
Since 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, the Catemu Salesian Agricultural School is operating with photovoltaic panels, thus covering 70% of the energy expenditure of both the school and our farm, a transcendental milestone in our journey through a greener world.
In the words of our rector, Miss Nataly Araya, "it is a concrete act in reducing the carbon footprint and the realization of a dream for the community." With this implementation, we not only reduce the institution's energy consumption, but we also adhere to country goals within the plan presented by Enel Chile "Roadmap for the Energy Transition in Chile"; we also become a living example for our commune.
This step demonstrates, once again, the commitment of the Regional Agro Ecological Center that was founded in this school, which aspires to train our youth with a strong sense of sustainability, thus allowing the perpetuation of human development in their environment. View More...
Promoting Clean Energy at the Salesian Industrial School San Ramón, La Serena, Chile
The curricular updating of the school's secondary technical-professional education (EMTP) has been aligned with the requirements of Chilean industry and at the same time with global challenges such as the reduction of polluting gases through the use of clean energies. In this sense, the Salesian Industrial School San Ramón seeks to be at the forefront and therefore has promoted the use of clean energy such as solar energy with the implementation of a photovoltaic plant. At the same time, wind energy is promoted, which is very present in the region in parks with turbines driven by the wind. With the same objective, an electromobility workshop was added in 2023 with an electric car that does not emit polluting gases, which provides new skills to present and future technicians, who thus assume a responsible attitude towards the environment in their work.
This has also facilitated the certification of specialties, which provides more opportunities for graduates. View More...
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.
This Easter, let us contemplate the meaning of Christ’s resurrection with respect to ecology. After His resurrection, Christ commissioned his disciples to “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all of creation” What is this good news?
Lent is a wonderful time of the year! A time to take stock of one’s life. A time of healing or making a new beginning. It is a time of repentance and resolutions. It is a time for honesty, a time to make amends, a time to make life changing decisions.