Sun 22 Apr, 2012
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, Clyde, Dayton, Earth Day, Prairie Lands, Solar Energy, Tucson, Wind Energy
Furry friend stops by the pond at our Clyde monastery
Every day is Earth Day for Benedictines. Taking care of God’s earth, doing our part to preserve its beauty and its resources for future generations, is very important to us.
Over the years, we have been fortunate to engage in many earth-friendly practices at our monasteries, such as….
Restoring several hundreds of acres of prairie grass
Installing solar panels
Using a water tank to collect rainfall
Hosting a wind turbine
In addition, we drive hybrid cars and installed a geothermal heating/cooling system in our Clyde monastery. Our Dayton Sisters endeavor to maintain the beauty of the natural landscape at San Benito, a retreat space with the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains as a peaceful backdrop.
It is our responsibility to take care of all that God gives us, to help others realize the impact they make and how they can work WITH our planet rather than against it.
We pray that all understand their place as good stewards of the earth. Just by starting small – recycling or composting – can make a big difference. So let today be the start of something great for all of us!
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