In this season of Thanksgiving, may we consider ways to give thanks for the creation around us. May we practice gratitude for the abundance given to us in the created world.
We commit, individually and communally, to recognizing how our decisions impact the Earth community; to raising our awareness and changing behaviors; to acting with urgency to protect Earth’s stability and integrity; and to celebrating her beauty wherever we are.
Considering your own paper product usage, what might you change right now? Think about which products you could use less of, use a different quality or even do without.
The Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet in collaboration with the Fe y Alegría (Faith and Joy) School in Tacna, Peru have created a tree-planting program in this desert area: Trees for Tacna.
We often think about what food we eat and the effects it might have on the health of our bodies. We also need to be aware the effects our food has on the health of our planet. Our food has a lifecycle: production, sale, consumption and disposal.
As a congregation, we join with people around the world to recognize Plastic Free July. How far can you go to reduce your single-use plastic purchases?
Developing an enforceable global treaty that sets standards can make a huge impact. The United Nations has committed to developing such a treaty by 2024.
On November 11, 2021, our congregation publicly committed to join Pope Francis and the universal Catholic Church on a seven-year journey to ecological conversion through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. Efforts towards this commitment have been in the works since 1997, and the journey continues.
One small area where individuals can make a big impact is in their choices about how they do laundry. Quick, cost-saving changes you can make today include using cold water and line drying.