11 Don Bosco Green Alliance - Karen Laurie

posted Apr 19, 2018, 9:18 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Apr 19, 2018, 9:19 AM ]
At a time when headlines of major news organisations focus on air pollution, the Great Pacific garbage patch, the Pacific trash vortex and the collapsing glaciers, there comes news of hope, and the Salesians of Don Bosco are leading the way in fostering this hope by adding a touch of green to a global picture being sullied by shades of grey.

An initiative by Salesian India - the Don Bosco Green Alliance - is leading the way to teach a generation of young people from Don Bosco institutions and organisations throughout the world, to use our God-given natural resources in a responsible manner, in a bid to foster hope for future generations.

The Alliance powered its global web portal www.dbgreen.in on April 1, 2018, in a bid to streamline its effort to push the green agenda and to garner more support for its eco-friendly initiatives, not just in India, but on foreign shores.

The user-friendly web presence paints a pretty picture of our planet. Users will now have access to a wealth of 'green' information at the click of a button. Pictures of youth, the main stakeholders in the Alliance, are clearly apparent on the website, pointing to, and underlining in no uncertain terms, the urgent need to work together for a brighter and a cleaner future.

"Young people take up the challenge," reads the first-deck header that welcomes web-users. Below is text that encapsulates the mission: "We are working to create an environment that is safe and caring for all life on the planet while building up a new generation of environmentally committed citizens and leaders."

For those seeking more information, the 'Who are we' tab leads you to a picture of Fr Angel Fernandez Artime, the Rector Major walking amongst thousands of youth. The text below sums up the main priority of the Alliance.