Green Team Spotlight | Food Waste

The Green Team would like to spotlight food waste for the next few weeks. Recent articles in National Geographic and the Washington Post have brought this issue to the forefront. While the facts may seem overwhelming, this is a problem on which we can have great impact both individually and as a faith community. After reading our problem statement, please share your ideas with us via email. We will work together over the coming weeks to address food waste in our community.

“…whenever food is thrown out it is as if it were stolen from the table of the poor.”

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ (On Care for our Common Home)

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Green Team Updates

LAUDATO SI’

Conversation on “Care of Our Common Home” is today, March 13, 3:30 PM, at the Washington Fire Hall. Please join us in this important event. The third conversation will be held April 10.

HELP THE MONARCHS

It’s spring, and we will soon have the Monarch butterflies returning. You can help these important creatures by planting milkweed for their caterpillar stage.

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Pope Francis and Environmental Responsibility

“A sense of deep communion with the rest of nature cannot be real if our hearts lack tenderness, compassion and concern for our fellow human beings.” -Pope Francis, Laudato Si’

Pope Francis is in Washington D.C., and one of his main goals is to push for a stronger response to the ever-growing threats of climate change and environmental destruction.

While we might not have formal ties with the See of Rome, we can certainly take many an inspiration from his recent activism. See what all the buzz is about – click here for the (English!) text of “On Care for our Common Home.”