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 weekly 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome photos as well as written descriptions.
- January 16 – Choosing Your Next Car, Jason Giovannettone
- January 23 – Aiming for Zero-Waste Meetings, Carolyn McDonnell
- January 30 – Making the Most of Your Mileage, Mike Poulin
- February 6 – Disposing of and Charging EV Batteries, Jason Giovannettone
- February 13 – The Importance of Native Plants, Marianne Comfort
- February 20 – Turn Down the Thermostat for Lent, Mike Poulin
- February 27 -Selecting Sustainable and Eco-friendly Table Linens, Jason Giovannettone
- March 6 – Fast from Palm Oil, Sister Karen Donahue
- March 13 – Fast from Bottled Water, Mike Poulin
- March 20 – Reducing Plastic: Bottled Drinks, Jason Giovannettone
- March 27 – Fast from Food Waste, Sister Karen Donahue
- April 3 – Fast from Restaurant Waste, Mike Poulin
- April 10 – Native Plants: Milkweed & Monarch Butterflies, Jason Giovannettone
- April 17 – St. Joseph Mercy Hospital herbal garden, Sister Anna Regina Gakuhi
- April 24 – Fast Track Your Sustainability Journey, Mike Poulin
- May 1 – The Importance of Native Plants: Birds, Jason Giovannettone
- May 8 – Buy second-hand clothing, Sister Rose Marie Tresp
- May 15 – Resisting Consumerism, Mike Poulin
- May 22 – Buy Less, Resisting Capitalism, Mike Poulin