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 effectively promote civic ecology in our local organizations and communities.
This program is part two of the Communities by Design series in partnership with Kent District Library.