Civic Ecology and the Laudato Si’ Action Platform

Aquinas College is pleased to partner with our friends from the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan and Kent District Library on this event that is hosted by the Ada Branch Library.

Thursday, September 29
“Civic Ecology and the Laudato Si’ Action Platform”
Presenter: Sr. Damien Marie Savino, PhD. | Dean of Science and Sustainability at Aquinas College
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Amy van Andel Library
7215 Headley St. SE
Ada, MI 49301
Free and Open to the Public ~ All are Welcome

Sister Damien Marie Savino, F.S.E., Ph.D., and dean of Science and Sustainability at Aquinas College, will discuss the Laudato Si' Action Platform, and how it relates to civic ecology and engagement. It will address that question in light of the notion of integral ecology, which is at the core of Laudato Si', Pope Francis' document on creation care. Integral ecology refers to the mutual relationship between natural and human ecology. The Laudato Si' Action Platform highlights seven goals for implementing integral ecology in a way that is a win-win for both natural and human ecology. This talk will explore how working toward these mutual goals could be an effective way of promoting civic ecology in our local organizations and communities.

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