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.
THE FRANCISCAN PEACE CENTER
Greening Your Holidays
Check out our seasonal brochure that is loaded
with tips, suggestions and links to resources for a more peaceful and
sustainable holiday season.
Greening Your Wardrobe
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!)