Asia Pacific – Building the Philippines’ first eco-friendly school

Ateneo de Davao University is building a new campus for its senior high school that is being touted as the first environmentally responsible school in the Philippines. The campus has been designed to create a contemporary, sustainable and transformative learning environment following Pope Francis’ environmental directives in his encyclical, Laudato Si’. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on February 15 and the school is expected to be completed in May 2019. Fr Joel E. Tabora SJ, President of Ateneo de Davao University, said that the new school’s facilities “will help mould its students to become environmentally aware and ecologically responsible learners”. Read more…