The Carondelet Earth Committee was started by members from the Albany, St. Louis, and Los Angeles provinces while attending the 2018 Sisters of Earth Conference in Cincinnati, OH. We have since been joined by members of the St. Paul province to work together on issues related to our Earth and climate crises. We meet about once a month by Zoom to plan and implement congregation-wide campaigns and to hear about progress on various province and JPIC projects.
We initiated a successful campaign to offset our carbon footprint from travel to all province and congregational chapters of 2018-2019. In response to the 2019 Congregational chapter directional statement on the crisis of Earth and global warming, we organized a congregation-wide project to reduce our individual carbon footprints. We supported the JPIC committee as they developed and promulgated Congregational Environmental Guidelines. We have worked with the Congregational Leadership Team and CSSJ Federation on a joint project for Laudato Si week, and helped S. Patty Johnson of the CLT to produce materials for the month-long Season of Creation.
The committee continues to grow as additional members of the CSJ community, sisters, ACOF, and partners become interested in working together to address the crisis of Earth and global warming.
Innovation Committee materials have been moved to the Governance Discernment Process page.
This group is made up of members of the congregation who were under age 62 in 2013 and those currently in formation.
2019 Gathering: January 11-14, Los Angeles
Our Congregational Chapter 2013 committed us to act with urgency to protect Earth’s stability and integrity. To guide us in fleshing out that commitment, the Ad Hoc group on Communion within the Earth Community is inviting us to form discussion/prayer groups to help us move to action on behalf of Earth.
Committee Members: Danielle Bonetti, Liz Kerwin, Toni Nash, Lin Neil, Cathy Steffens, and Jeanene Yackey
Below are the modules released by the committee.
Letter to all sisters and ACOF (August 2016) English
Thank you to those who participated in our survey as we began our work. Compiled Survey Results