Mercy Tips to Care for Earth

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas have set an ambitious goal to significantly reduce the Institute’s emissions of greenhouse gases by the year 2040.   

While leadership and staff work toward this institutional goal, the Justice Team and the Climate and Sustainability Director are offering suggestions for how individual sisters, associates and companions, co-workers, volunteers and friends can limit their environmental footprint on Earth, our Common Home. 

If you have any examples to share of how you are living more sustainably, please contact We welcome photos as well as written descriptions. 

Going Paperless: Reducing your mail
Air Filters
Sourcing local food
Returning to practice of sharing cars
Rain gardens in your own backyard