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CLA Sustainability, Health & Well-being Research Cluster Launch Event

This cluster aims to address how sustainable development can affect people’s health and well-being. Sustainable development refers to practices “that meet the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” These practices can be related to environmental sustainability, social sustainability and economic sustainability. In response to social development goal number 3 of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages, this cluster aims to develop academic, research and social engagement activities that can respond to SDG 3. Guided by the Lasallian values of faith, and zeal for communion in mission, the CLA faculty in collaboration with the students, and institutional partners will specifically aim for (1) engaging in a new course development about sustainability, health and well-being, (2) crafting research on how different types of sustainable development impact the health and well-being of individuals; and, (3) forge a partnership with a community affected by climate change and create a program that can help them in their health and well-being concerns.

Dr. John Jamir Benzon Aruta, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; and Dr. Marlon DL. Era, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Behavioral Sciences, will serve as speakers for this event.