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The School Sisters of Notre Dame are active in a wide variety of ministries including education, health care, social outreach and pastoral ministry.

 

Green Habit Campaign

Alert to rapidly evolving conditions in a changing society, we discern which world conditions we are called to address … and what the urgent educational needs of our times are …”

You Are Sent, Constitution of the School Sisters of Notre Dame

SSND Green Habit Campaign logoPromoting Sustainability – Making a Difference

The Green Habit Campaign is an initiative of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Green Team to recognize and promote sustainable living practices. The basics of the campaign are very simple – to identify our existing green habits, hold them up so we may inspire each other, and see what a difference we can make together! 

Consumption Consequences/Sustainable Solutions

Here you’ll find the background behind the campaign.  You will learn about unsustainable consumption and the impact it is having on people and our environment.  For example, did you know that if everyone in the world consumed like we do in the United State we would need up to five Earths worth of resources to support these habits? You’ll also learn how pursuing sustainable living can really make a difference!

Our Green Habits

Next, check out our “Green Habits.”  No, the sisters aren’t wearing green head gear these days. By green habits, we mean the things sisters, and others who have joined the campaign, are doing to promote sustainable living, i.e., the things they are doing at home or work that reflect care for our planet and each other. Perhaps they may inspire new habits for you.

Green Resources

There are lots of resources available to learn more about sustainable living (going green) at home and work.  Be sure to check out our Green Resources and our e-newsletter, The Green Sheet, for helpful tips and interesting facts.  You can even request a speaker for your group!

Join Us – Take the Pledge!

Individuals and groups can join the sisters in the Green Habit Campaign by taking the Green Habit Pledge.  Are you ready to commit to pursuing a sustainable lifestyle?

Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and  the joyful celebration of life.

The Earth Charter: “The Way Forward”

 

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