Madrid, 9 July 2021. The 6th International Congress of Scholas Chairs in Madrid ended with the plantation of a symbolic olive tree of peace by the Apostolic Nuncio to Spain, Mgr Bernardito Auza; the President of the San Pablo CEU University, Dr Alfonso Bullón de Mendoza y Gómez de Valugera; the President of the Hispanic-Jewish Foundation, David Hatchwell; the President of the Pontifical Scholas Occurrentes Foundation, José María del Corral; and Cardinal Carlos Osoro, Archbishop of Madrid.
The statement by Scholas Occurrentes’ president, José María del Corral, was made during an international meeting of Israeli companies with universities and government officials in Latin America and the Caribbean about the future of water challenges in the region.
June 2nd, 2021 – Pontifical organization Scholas Occurrentes, founded by Pope Francis to build the “Culture of Encounter” and active in 190 countries, has launched the “Year of the Water” to be marked by activities and events in all continents to encourage finding solutions to water challenges. / Read More
A type of algae, Sargassum leads to heartbreak for the many tourists who expect to enjoy white beaches and a clear ocean but instead endure the reek and filth of the decomposing seaweed. The famous beaches of the Caribbean nations, badly struck in recent years due to the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt, which stretches each summer from the Gulf of Mexico to the West Coast of Africa, will enjoy massive improvement thanks to an Israeli innovation.

The Jerusalem Report / By HAGAY HACOHEN / DECEMBER 29, 2020 13:45 / Read More

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Rapid Changes

Our common home, the planet we share, is changing rapidly. Technological progress over the last decades has contributed to dramatic growth, production and consumption, while simultaneously exhausting Earth’s capacity to accommodate humanity’s expanding needs. We have created an unprecedented effect on our environment, pushing nature to the brink and depleting Earth’s energy resources. Urban and industrial waste pollute our soil and water sources, and carbon emissions affect our climate and the quality of the air we breathe.

Our common home, the planet we share, is changing rapidly. Technological progress over the last decades has contributed to dramatic growth, production and consumption, while simultaneously exhausting Earth’s capacity to accommodate humanity’s expanding needs. We have created an unprecedented effect on our environment, pushing nature to the brink and depleting Earth’s energy resources. Urban and industrial waste pollute our soil and water sources, and carbon emissions affect our climate and the quality of the air we breathe.

Major Effects

So powerful and extreme is the effect on our fragile ecosystems that it has destabilized the socio-economic fabric of entire communities, leaving them weakened, marginalized and vulnerable.

Human Made Actions

Human impact on the environment  includes changes to biophysical environments and ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources, caused directly or indirectly by humans. Humans impact the physical environment in many ways: overpopulation, pollution, burning fossil fuels, and deforestation. Changes like these have triggered climate change, soil erosion, poor air quality, and undrinkable water.

  • Changing the perception on consumption early on from childhood.
  • Identifying specific needs in specific territories; understanding the local and cultural challenges.
  • Creating tailor-made solutions for each area, based on an informed combination of both existing and new technologies to maximize circularity.
  • Harnessing regulation to create the necessary legal infrastructure and protect processes of change.
  • Creating financial sustainability – designing smart models that would finance operations long after initial investments are made.

Human impact on the environment  includes changes to biophysical environments and ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources, caused directly or indirectly by humans. Humans impact the physical environment in many ways: overpopulation, pollution, burning fossil fuels, and deforestation. Changes like these have triggered climate change, soil erosion, poor air quality, and undrinkable water.

  • Changing the perception on consumption early on from childhood.
  • Identifying specific needs in specific territories; understanding the local and cultural challenges.
  • Creating tailor-made solutions for each area, based on an informed combination of both existing and new technologies to maximize circularity.
  • Harnessing regulation to create the necessary legal infrastructure and protect processes of change.
  • Creating financial sustainability – designing smart models that would finance operations long after initial investments are made.

Joint Forces

Scholas Occurrentes and Y.A. MAOF have joined forces to promote a bold far-reaching vision which underpins a balanced connection between humanity and its habitat, through the creation of academic, educational and business initiatives that support green energy worldwide.

We specialize in the TTO (TechTransfer) process, turning innovative visionary ideas and technology into living projects. We invite business and academic initiatives to come together and take steps into wider collaboration.

Circular Economy

Circular economy is not a new concept; indeed, it has been extensively discussed and hailed in the last few years. Yet in most industrial settings its principles have not been internalized or implemented. We believe that there are a number of key actions that can lead to the desired outcome:

  • Changing the perception on consumption early on from childhood.
  • Identifying specific needs in specific territories; understanding the local and culturalchallenges.
  • Creating tailor-made solutions for each area, based on an informed combination of both existing and new technologies to maximize circularity.
  • Harnessing regulation to create the necessary legal infrastructure and protect processes of change.
  • Creating financial sustainability – designing smart models that would finance operations long after initial investments are made.

Smart Waste Management

We dedicate our efforts to smart waste management and the creation of new energy sources from it. We constantly invest in analyzing different types of waste sources to design a process that would create maximum energy and zero waste.

Educating the Next Generations

In line with Pope Francis and LAUDATO SI’, we see our world as one interconnected ecosystem. It is our responsibility today to take bold measures to protect this Common Home for the benefit of the entire human race, and equally important, the astonishing diversity of species we share this planet with. Education is one of the core pillars in our agenda. We acknowledge that real change and progress occur in incremental steps but take a wide perspective. Scholas and Maof share the values of education, and the development of new perceptions on the way we live, work, produce, consume and treat what we leave behind.

We specialize in the Technology Transfer process, turning visionary innovative ideas and technology into living projects.
We invite academic initiatives to join us, embrace our international ‘Bridge Plan’ and take steps into wider and fruitful collaboration.

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