OPJCC Priority Issue: Earth
EarthConnection, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, is a center for learning and reflection about living lightly on Earth. Aware of the interconnectedness of all of Creation, we seek to integrate spirituality and sustainability through programs in sustainable agriculture, alternative energies, ecojustice and ecospirituality.
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A Green Spot is a Motherhouse or Mother Margaret Hall office, department, work area, or Sisters’ living area that practice at least three “acts of green.”
Each department and Sisters’ living areas received a form listing several ways individuals and groups are sustainable and Earth-friendly. In most cases, employees and Sisters checked off more than the required three ways they practice “acts of green.” And, many added their own green practices if not found on the list. Participants then received a Green Spot certificate to proudly display.
Sisters in the Motherhouse and Mother Margaret Hall live the mission of caring for all creation, every day. And employees support that mission every day too! There are 160 Green Spot certificates displayed throughout the building. This does not go unnoticed.
Visitors have commented about the Green Spots they have seen. They appreciate knowing that Sisters and employees do not take our shared Earth for granted. After inquiring about our Green Spots, one visitor was inspired to do three “acts of green” in her home. Three Sisters from other congregations have asked for assistance in adopting and adapting our Green Spot initiative to their congregations. And, by displaying their Green Spot, our employees show our Sisters, and each other, that they honor the Sisters of Charity mission of caring for creation.