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

Member Activities 

Casa Pío IX, Argentina recognized with Environmental Award

Casa Pío IX in Buenos Aires, Argentina had the joy of being recognized by ACUMAR as a school committed to the watershed.

In an Environmental Education meeting organized by the Matanza Riachuelo Basin Authority (ACUMAR), teachers Sol Damatto and Alejandra Fernandez received recognition as a school committed to the basin on behalf of the Pastoral Educational Community of Pío IX.

The actions that we were able to support during this last year were the result of the work of the teachers and the environmental referents of the Student Center.

Let's keep growing and creating bonds with the community and its environment!

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T Shirt Painting Competition at Don Bosco Lonavla

As part of the Season of Creation, the aspirants at Don Bosco Lonavla, India painted ecological themes on T-shirts. This creative activity helped them to appreciate nature and our role in conserving and living in sync with it.

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Sustainable Kitchen - Students get involved in sustainable cooking!

On September 15, Colégio Salesiano Alberto Monteiro De Carvalho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil held the Sustainable Salê Project - an exhibition of work done by the Early Years Primary School teachers (from 1st to 5th grade).

One of the classes worked on "SUSTAINABLE KITCHEN", combining knowledge about healthy food and the reuse of almost all parts of food, such as peels and stalks. The students produced various cakes, jams and a Brazilian sweet called brigadeiro with banana peels. Brazil is one of the world's leading food producers, but it is also one of the countries with the highest rate of food waste. (Source: Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and United Nations Agency (FAO))

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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. 🌱🥦

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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. 

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"The Future is Europe": "Volunteers for sustainability" from all over Europe in Venice

The "Volunteers for sustainability" seminar was the fourth and last scheduled activity of the  "The Future is Europe" partnership project of the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 programme. This project, put forward by Don Bosco Youth-Net, the European network of Salesian youth organisations, has encouraged young people to work together to come up with a vision of volunteering for the coming years, setting long-term goals and helping all partner organisations to develop concrete actions.

 The experience, held in Venice from 31 August to 3 September 2023, brought together ten Salesian youth organisations from all over Europe, including the host organisation TGS Eurogroup, an association for social promotion promoted by the Salesian St Mark's Province in Northeastern Italy.

 On Thursday, 31 August, 25 young volunteers from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands and Spain were welcomed in Venice at the Domus Civica student house. A first team building session was followed by a moment of sharing and reflection on Sustainable Development Goals, with particular reference to Goal 12, "Responsible consumption and production", designed to guarantee sustainable models of production and consumption, to conclude with a festive evening of cultural exchange.

 On the morning of Friday, 1 September, after an exciting Salesian “good morning” inside St Mark's Basilica, seminar participants went to the top floor of the Procuratie Vecchie in St Mark's Square as guests of the The Human Safety Net Foundation for the introductory session of Volunteers for Sustainability": a moment of dialogue and exchange between young volunteers from all over Europe, local institutions and Venetian youth organizations. 

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Blog Articles

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.  Read 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. Read More

"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.  Read More...

This Easter season, 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? Read More...

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. 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.  Read More

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.   Read More

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. Read More

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.  Read More

Recover Together, Recover Stronger—this is the theme of this year’s G20 summit currently taking place in Indonesia.  It is also an urgent call for the Indonesian government to address the alarming issue of increasing numbers of indigenous peoples being left behind in the wake of Indonesia’s many natural disasters because of its geographical location in the Pacific Ring of Fire and an exacerbated climate crisis.  Read More

Few feasts can beat the simple magic of Christmas! Imagine celebrating the birth of the child of nondescript couple in a manger in Bethlehem. This baby, later named Jesus, was born 2000 yrs ago to Mary the wife of a carpenter named Joseph.  In the birth of Jesus, the son of God become man, the gap if any between God and man was bridged once and for all. Read More