Two of our sisters, Eileen McCann and Yoli Arribasplata, joined over a million people in attending World Youth Day in Portugal this August. They met with other pilgrims from all over the world and shared the joy of our charism and mission.
These are the latest items about events, initiatives and stories that involve our entire international community.
Our September Eco-Challenge is all about eliminating food waste. We are examining our habits related to planning meals, purchasing food and consuming leftovers.
There are resources enough to take care of the world’s needs. Those resources just aren’t in the right places. This was the premise when Sisters Patty Johnson of St. Louis, Judy Molosky and Suzanne Jabro of Los Angeles and Irene O’Neill of St. Paul got to chatting. Together, they agreed that sisters working on the ground likely understand the root causes of the poverty around them and what’s needed to address them.
The dryer is one of the biggest energy users in your home or apartment. You can reduce your carbon footprint by an average of 2,400 lbs. per year by hang drying instead.
As our congregation has implemented various changes to reduce our plastic consumption and carbon footprint, we’ve been building bridges throughout the congregation, within our sponsored ministries, alongside other organizations and even globally with the United Nations.
Better than recycling, we can help by reducing our plastic consumption in the first place. Swap out some of the products that come into your home in single-use plastic packaging for more sustainable options.
We encourage everyone to contact their country’s lead negotiator for the plastics treaty. Urge them to continue pushing for meaningful systemic change.
The Congregations of Sisters of St. Joseph Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) attended the United Nations’ second Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-2) on Plastic Pollution in Paris from May 29 – June 2.
Our sisters support the Biden Administration’s new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that will restrict carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.