USA - GIAN Workshop on Ecology
The GIAN Workshop on Ecology was held at Loyola University (Chicago, USA) from 28th to 31st October where 8 members participated. During the last 2 years, the network carried out a detailed mapping of Jesuit institutions that are working in environmental issues and who would be interested in committing themselves on advocacy initiatives. The mapping has shown a real constellation of initiatives ranging from community lifestyle to projects of water and forest management by local communities. The network also prepared a plan for the next two years centered on 'water' as an issue that touches life in a very direct way. The network will promote awareness among Jesuits and friends about this crucial issue of water while identifying opportunities for advocacy for access to clean water and to avoid water becoming a commodity.