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"(We will) care for our earth by practicing and promoting conservation, mindful consumption,and by working toward a sustainable way of living."
-from the 2008 Chapter Commitment Statement
As Franciscans, we are committed to care of the earth. Francis saw all creation as brother and sister - all one in the family of God. Today it is more important than ever that we learn from Francis' example and live in ways that sustain and not drain our earth. This connectedness with creation is integral to our Franciscan lifestyle.
Caring for creation involves working to reduce our carbon foot print by pursuing Alternative Energy
sources, building awareness for and addressing the needs of Climate Change
, concern for Food
We invite you to get involved with the Clinton Franciscans on these important issues. Find out how you make a difference in our Join Us section.
RECENT RESOURCES FROM Greening Your Wardrobe
THE CENTER FOR ACTIVE NONVIOLENCE AND PEACEMAKING
What we wear has a carbon footprint that might surprise you. Learn how the clothing choices that we make affect the planet.Plastic Bag Fast
Giving up chocolate for Lent is one thing, but giving up plastic bags is definitely more "green." Find out what is involved in making and recycling plastic bags and how YOU can make a difference!Global Warming
Whether you call it "global warming" or "climate change" we need do something about it. Learn what is causing global warming, the effects it is having on life on our planet, and what we can and must do to alter the devastating direction we are headed.Recycling 101
Recycling is a whole lot more than tossing your empty bottles into that specially-marked bin. This presentation takes a look at how long certain items take to decompose, how things are recycled and the incredible variety of items that actually recyclable (e.g. keys, trophies and even surfboards!)