LAWN CONVERSION PROJECT at ST. WILLIAM
We replaced the strip of lawn along El Monte on the St. William campus with colorful, drought-tolerant, low maintenance plants to conserve water, save money, and add beauty. The project was conceived by the Green Team and supported by Fr. John and the staff.
The project is one way that we are caring for creation, as Pope Francis has encouraged in his encyclical, Laudato Si’. Click below to find out all the details of this project , including a complete list of plants.
About the Green Team
Inspired by Pope Francis’ 2015 letter on the care of creation and principles of Catholic Social Teaching, the Green Team seeks ways to save energy, manage waste, and consume less. The first project is the new waste bins in sets of three: compost, recycle, and landfill. If you would like to participate in these efforts contact Karen Shea-Daley at email@example.com
Church Documents on Care for Our Common Home
- Laudato Si’ – Encyclical by Pope Francis
- God Calls Us All to Care for our Common Home – A Pastoral Letter by the Bishops of California
- Statement by Bishop Oscar Cantu’ on Laudato Si’
Season of Creation 2021
Commentary and Resources
- Laudato Si’ Action Platform
- Article on California Bishop’s Pastoral Letter
- Reconciling God, Creation and Humanity – An Ignatian Examen
- Canticle of the Sun (Video)
- Understanding Laudato Si’ by Daniel Horan OFM