"VALUES AND COMMITMENTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION" - 1st SPANISH CONFERENCE OF ECOETICS

The Chair of Environmental Ethics "Fundación Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno-Universidad de Alcalá" organized the 1st Spanish Conference of Environmental Ethics. The conference wanted to promote reflection on the values and motivations of environmental conservation and the commitments that they bring, in the management of companies and administrations, as well as in the individual consumer habits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The conference was open to all professionals interested in the central themes of the event, including humanistic, social as well as biophysical disciplines. It was held at the University of Alcalá, on October 19th and 20th, 2017. The conference was organized in collaboration with the XI Congress of the Spanish Association of Bioethics and Medical Ethics, sharing the second day of the event (Summary of de Conference) (Conference website)

 

"ETHICS IS NOT ONLY A SET OF CONVICTIONS, IT IS DIRECTLY INVOLVED WITH THE MANAGEMENT"

In this way spoke Eduardo De Miguel (Director of the Global Nature Foundation), on February 7 at the lecture "Ethical Aspects and Social Responsibility in the activities of Ecologist NGOs: Global Nature Foundation", within the Cycle of Seminars on Environmental Ethics. More information.

 

THE SUSTAINABILITY OF INFRASTRUCTURES: KEY TO OUR FUTURE

Last December 20th we had the opportunity to listen to Cristina Contreras, from the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructures (Harvard University), whose mission is to develop and promote methods, processes and tools that quantify the sustainability of construction projects of any type of infrastructure. Its objective is to facilitate sustainable solutions for projects and to expand knowledge about what sustainable infrastructure should be. Read more.

 

ARTICLE ON THE GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR PARISHES

The November edition of the magazine Palabra published an article on the guide to good practices for parishes "Following the Laudate Si: Suggestions for the Ecological Conversion of Catholic Parishes". It can be downloaded at the following link.

 

 

PUBLICATION IN NATURE ON THE TORRECIUDAD DECLARATION

The journal Nature has published a communication on the Declaration of Torreciudad, about the collaboration between science and religion for the conservation of the environment. More information.

 

 

 

ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE WORLDVIEWS MAGAZINE

The article "Impacts of Religious Beliefs on Environmental Indicators" has recently been published in the WorldViews magazine, based on research conducted by this chair.

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INTERNATION SCIENTIST AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS WORKING TOGHETHER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

On June 20 and 21 took place the International Seminar on Science and Religion cooperation for Environmental Care (ISSREC), organized by the Environmental Ethics Chair "Tatiana Perez de Guzman el Bueno Foundation-Universidad de Alcalá" and the “Foundation Social Promotion of Culture”, in which international scientists and leaders of the major religions met to discuss the conservation of the planet.

The seminar was held at the Catholic Shrine of Torreciudad (Huesca), and discussed the Laudato Si ', in the first anniversary of its publication. More information.

 

"THE FOREST SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN WORKING SUCCESSFULLY IN NORTHERN EUROPE FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS"

Odile Rodriguez De la Fuente explains the principles and basis of this innovative outdoor education system for infant stage (3-6 years), implemented by the Foundation Felix Rodriguez De la Fuente in Spain. More information.

 

"BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY REQUIRES A DEEP CHANGE IN PEOPLE"

"We can not achieve sustainability in businesses without profound changes in people who run them." So expressed Cristina Garcia-Orcoyen - Ontological Coaching expert - in the Cycle of Seminars on Environmental Ethics. More information.

 

THE MORAL CONSIDERATION OF ANIMALS: FUNDAMENTALS AND CONFLICTS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

"Nonhuman animals are used routinely, systematically and institutionalized, as resources at our disposal for multiple purposes. They range from entertainment and use in laboratories to clothing production and especially culinary products production. This is something in which most humans are involved and that it is rarely questioned"(Conference of Oscar Horta, 3/10/2016). More information.

 

 

SUMMER COURSE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS 2016

The fourth summer course organized by the Chair of Environmental Ethics took place between July 18th and 20th at the National Environmental Education Center (CENEAM), located in the Segovian town of Valsaín. Read more.

 

SUMMER COURSE "ETHICAL DIMENSIONS IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE"

The guesthouse of the Monastery of Santa María de Poblet hosted the third edition of the summer course of the Environmental Ethics Chair "Tatiana Perez de Guzman el Bueno Foundation-University of Alcalá" (More information).

 

 

 

Next Activities

 
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF FOOD

 

Together with the Water Observatory of the Botín Foundation, we are organizing the Seminar "Environmental Impact Indicators on food products", which will take place next December 12th.

 

 

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SUMMER COURSE 2017

 

This year our summer course took place in Ávila between 28th and 30th of June. More information.

 
INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON SCIENCE, RELIGION AND ENVIRONMENT

 

Between June 20th and 21th 2016 we held the seminar "Rethinking Laudato si': International seminar on Science and Religion cooperation for Environmental Care (ISSREC)", with the participation of international scientists and religious leaders who addressed the current relationship between humans and nature, as well as between science and religion, to tackle the major environmental and climate challenges of our time.

 

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PUBLICATION OF ARTICLE

The following link leads to the article "Impact of Religious Affiliation on Ethical Values of Spanish Environmental Activists", recently published in the journal Religions.

 
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES WITH SCHOOLS

 

In April we continued with the activities of ethical and environmental education with schools of Alcala de Henares. Monitors of the Territorios Vivos association told us about the Rivers Project and showed the students how to test water quality in the river Henares (more information).

 
CONFERENCE ON ART AND ECOLOGY

 

On March 10th we were in Las Tablas de Daimiel participating in the First Conference on Art, Ecology and Public Use in Protected Areas, with the lecture "Environmental Ethics, protected areas and rivers."

 

 

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STUDY ON ETHICAL VALUES OF SPANISH ENVIRONMENTALISTS

 

The report contains the results of the study including a survey of people involved in conservationists NGOs and also a working session with several Spanish environmental organizations conducted at the University of Alcalá in November 2013 (more information).

 

ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES IN SPANISH HIGHSCHOOL EDUCATION TEXTBOOKS

 

The second volume of the Environmental Ethics Essays series promoted by this Chair is dedicated to analyse the treatment of environmental issues in textbooks of Spanish Highschool Education (Presentation) (download).

 

 

"ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AND BUSINESS"

 

In the following link you can read this recently published article about the incorporation of certain ethic principles in the business.

 

 

LAUDATO SI' ENYCLICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE

The journal Palabra has published an article of the director of this Chair which analyzes the contribution of the encyclical Laudato si' to the debate on climate change as well as the conclusions of the UN climate summit in Paris.

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BOOK "CARING FOR THE EARTH. REASONS TO PRESERVE NATURE”.

 

The following link contains a summary of the presentation of the book "Caring for the Earth. Reasons to preserve nature", authored by Chuvieco Emilio and Maria Angeles Martin, which took place last year on July 2th at the headquarters of the "Tatiana Perez de Guzmán el Bueno" Foundation

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En la sección Documentos puedes descargar más archivos de interés.

 

More files of interest available for download in the Documents section.