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Environmental and Ocean Sciences

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Where Sustainability Meets Catholic Social Thought

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A trip to the Dominican Republic gave University of San Diego faculty members the chance to explore principles of Catholic social teaching and their relevance to efforts toward sustainability and economic justice.

The travel immersion seminar, sponsored by USD’s Center for Catholic Thought and Culture in January, culminated in a presentation Monday by professors from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Business Administration.

Faculty presentations examined the principles of Catholic social teaching and their relevance to the natural environment and applied reconstructed concepts to environmental problems and solutions underway in the Dominican Republic, where low-income residents in rural communities are looking for ways to balance economic growth with environmental protection. (Full Story Inside USD)

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