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World Environment Day, Don Bosco Green Alliance, an international collective of young people from the Salesian Family institutions, who contribute to global environmental action, thought and policy, launched a new campaign ‘Rethink, Reconnect, Renew’. This campaign will be run throughout the ongoing Laudato’

Father Savio Silveira-Convener Don Bosco Green Alliance addressed a letter on the launch of the new campaign to the Alliance Members.

The text of his letter is reproduced below:

“I am happy to introduce you to a new campaign being launched by our alliance on World Environment Day 2020, as part of the Laudato Si Year, and I invite you to participate actively in the same. Rethink. Reconnect. Renew.

The Covid-19 Pandemic, which has thrown the world into turmoil, is challenging us to Rethink our priorities, our choices and our lifestyles. As Pope Francis said in his message to the world on 27 March 2020: ”We have gone ahead at breakneck speed, feeling powerful and able to do anything. Greedy for profit, we let ourselves get caught up in things, and lured away by haste. We were not shaken awake by wars or injustice across the world, nor did we listen to the cry of the poor or of our ailing planet. We carried on regardless, thinking we would stay healthy in a world that was sick”. The global pandemic we are all suffering has made us realize how wrong we were! It has made us realize that we need to urgently rethink the path our lives and our world need to take!