Chair: Frank Murphy
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Goals for 2020-2021
- To support the “Keep Norfolk Beautiful” Adopt-A-Street program on a quarterly basis, have ministry volunteer groups clean Sacred Heart’s designated portion of W. Princess Anne Road during the 2020-2021 Church year. Participate in an Earth Day event in April 2021.
- To support programs that would reduce waste while implementing additional resource saving programs. Reduce the parish’s overall paper usage by 25% during the 2020-2021 Church year.
- To inform the parish membership on how to reduce waste, reuse products, and recycle; publish a relevant bulletin note at least once/month; use social media to further educate the parish during the 2020-2021 Church year
- To conduct at least two youth/ family programs that emphasize waste reduction, recycling, and environmental stewardship during the 2020-2021 Church year
- To collaborate and obtain resources to enhance the Care for Creation Ministry by cooperation with other organizations. This includes: Social Ministry, Diocese of Richmond; other local parishes; Keep Norfolk Beautiful; Climate Catholic Covenant; and other organizations in the Eastern Vicariate.
10 Things You Can Do To Take Better Care Of God’s Creation
Recycle and appropriately dispose of toxic waste like batteries and medications with the help of your local recycling facility. Donate items you are not using thereby decluttering your life, helping others and saving the energy it would take to produce a new item.
Use real dishes instead of paper. If you have to use disposable dishes opt for biodegradable options.
When shopping look for quality rather than quantity. The “best deal” is likely not the best deal for our planet. When looking to replace appliances research energy efficient options (look for the energy star label). Invest in things that will last.