Laudato Si’ Environmental Center

Story By: Georgene Quilaton-Tambiga | Photos By Meryl Molina

In a solemn and profound ceremony, Thomasian administrators and faculty members blessed and dedicated the newly established Laudato Si’ Environmental Center (LEC), September 30, 2021. The event commemorates the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “Season of Creation” and the 2021 Philippine Science Month.

ARCORES International (Augustinian Recollect International Solidarity Network) supports the LEC by funding the Jardin de La Salud (Garden of Health), an organic in-campus vegetable garden built with recycled materials, and the Materials Recovery Facility 2 (MRF).

Jardin de La Salud

The Jardin began as an empty patch of land near the students’ kiosks that have been left idle after the school lock down. Vegetables in the garden are local species used as ingredients in Filipino