Composting Christmas cleanup

Posted by Spalding Hurst

December 14, 2019

Nazareth employees celebrated the Christmas season in the Motherhouse Dining Room using compostable plates, utensils, and cups. The cups and utensils are made of corn and will biodegrade when put in a compost pile. The plates are made of 100% recycled paper and were also headed for the campus compost pile.

This effort is part of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s commitment to move towards the elimination of single-use plastic, one of the General Assembly directives which call Sisters to “intensify efforts across the Congregation to address the destruction of natural resources and the ecological and environmental crisis.”


  1. Sr. Roberta Feil

    I would love to know where you get your compostable items from. I’d like for the SCNJ’S to be “copy cats” and use your good example.

    Can you forward me the information of where you purchase and the cost.

    Sr. Roberta

  2. Rosemarie Kirwan

    What a wonderful achievement! May we all follow suit in working for this goal. Special hurrahs for those in the purchasing department who have researched suppliers that can provide these items.

  3. sarita Manavalan

    Good initiative!

  4. Mary Anne Burkardt

    Thanks for sharing!!! When are all of us going to use them? 🙂 Great example and a great way to say our Mission Statement accomplished as we profess to ‘care for the earth!’ Hope you all had a great party—you surely deserve it for all the wonderful work you do for all of us here at Nazareth!! —“inside and out!” May you each have a beautiful Christmas celebration with your families! Love, gratitude, blessings to all1

  5. Amrita

    Truly caring for the earth. An example set for all of us to follow. Thank you.


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