The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth were recognized in the Catholic Climate Covenant’s July newsletter for their work in ecological sustainability, specifically their attention to environmental considerations while planning the Run with a Mission Nazareth 5k this June. The feature appeared under “Sisters Act”, a feature designed to highlight and honor the leadership of women religious within the church’s response to global climate change.
Read the story below. Catholic Climate Covenant’s newsletter and originally-printed feature can be found here.
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth hosted a zero waste, eco-conscious Run with Mission 5K in June, supporting their mission to Care for Earth. This event was intentionally zero waste – 100% of the materials used for the race were either compostable, recyclable, or reusable such as snacks of fresh fruit, compostable water cups, and Tyvex race bibs that will go back to the manufacturer to be recycled. Further, the race course featured sustainability and conservation-focused initiatives at Nazareth, such as fields converted to pollinator habitat, planted with native grasses and wildflowers; a bioswale to manage rainwater more sustainably; buildings with green roofs and solar panels; and natural areas the Sisters are managing for wildlife habitat and carbon sequestration.
What a well written account! We are soooo blest with ‘green beauty’ and wild-life here at Nazareth KY. Thanks to all who contribute to keeping it all lovely purpose-ful.