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

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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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Blog Articles

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.  Read More...

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.   Read More...

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. 

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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