On April 19, 2023, members of the Notre Dame global community will respond to Laudato Si's call to respond to the global challenges of climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and ecological sustainability. In South Bend, Notre Dame International (NDI) staff will host a variety of community volunteer events and partner with Cultivate Food Rescue, Good Shepherd Montessori's Urban Farm, and Rebuilding Together St. Joseph County.
Notre Dame’s global locations will host a variety of events, including visits with indigenous communities in Guatemala, the launch of an after-school program serving vulnerable immigrant communities in Chile, city and campus-wide clean-ups in Jerusalem, student meetings with local leaders on public policy and access to safer drinking water in Sāo Paulo, the launch of a local kitchen garden and sustainable student cookbook in Dublin, and student presentations focused on local action to protect the environment as well as a virtual bingo competition in South Bend. In addition, the study abroad team will launch a podcast episode featuring two NDI Global Sustainability Fellows in Rome.
The Global Day of Action is part of a week-long festival on campus celebrating Earth Week (April 17 - April 21) in partnership with the Office of Sustainability.