LAUDATO SI' MOVEMENT ON WASTE MANAGEMENT AT DBST
“We can not evangelize without putting that evangelization concern to the healing of the earth towards a sound environment”. - Father Francis Gustilo, President of Don Bosco School of Theology
The Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability supported the launching of the Laudato Si' Movement on the Principles and Good Practice of Waste Management last August 22 at Don Bosco School of Theology led by Fr. Francis Gustilo SDG.
Laudato Si’ is an encyclical of Pope Francis published in May 2015. It focuses on care for the natural environment and all people, as well as broader questions of the relationship between God, humans, and the Earth. The Laudato Si is also one of the pivotal mission of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conference (FABC) and one of the major initiatives ecological evangelization Don Bosco Green Alliance whose aim is 2025 reduce almost to zero the use of fossil fuel.
During the launch Fr. Gustilo asked their professors to reflect their courses and see how creation and ecology must be part of all our courses. “Its not a subject, but a mentality,” said Fr. Gustilo.
PARMS will continue to support and monitor the waste management efforts of DBST in their commitment to promote this program not only in the school but in the surrounding communities so that many will answer the urgent call of healing the earth.