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About

Holy Name of Mary’s Care for Creation group is a ministry of our Catholic community in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.  Our mission is to integrate Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si (Praise be to you) into our daily lives.


Our ministry began in 2017 in response to the Pope’s appeal to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path.  We do this through talks and events once a month related to raising awareness of global warming and its effects on our sister Earth.  We welcome concerned participants from all religious traditions and denominations as well as those with no religious affiliation.

 
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Recent Activities

Making A Difference

 
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Sustainable Sunday Presentations

Informing The Community

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Personal Action to Combat Global Warming

Croton Climate March

Increase Awareness to Croton-on-Hudson

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"We have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor."

Pope Francis

 
 

Upcoming Events

  • Croton's Food Scrap Recycling Program
    Sat, Jan 07
    Croton-on-Hudson
    Jan 07, 2023, 7:00 PM – Jun 24, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Croton-on-Hudson, Croton–Harmon Train Station, Veterans Plaza, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520, USA
    Croton’s Food Scrap Recycling Program Starts January 2023! Croton will soon be running a 6-month food scrap recycling program that converts scraps into compost. All materials and equipment will be provided at no charge. The program is limited to 40 Croton village residents so sign up now!

Contact HNM Care for Creation Ministry

114 Grand St
Croton-On-Hudson, Westchester County 10520
USA

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Resources

Invasive Species are Rampant in our Neighborhoods!

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series

Best Management Practices for Common Invasive Plants in the Lower Hudson Valley

There is a “knowing-doing gap” in invasive species control, where research into best management practices often does not inform on-the-ground practices of land managers. We hope these factsheets will help address this gap in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Up in Smoke! (2)

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series

Up in Smoke!

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series

COP26 Report and Why is Croton Trading her Trees for Solar Fields

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series

Solar Buddy

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series

The Laudato Si Movement

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series

GHG Reduction by 2030 is Doable

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series.

50% GHG Reduction by 2030 is Doable

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series.

Climate Stressed Kids

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series.

Fair Trade Products Ordering Information

Holy Name of Mary has supported the Equal Exchange effort for many years.  If you are interested in purchasing Fair Trade products to provide a fair price to farmers press the button below to download ordering information.

Recycle Right

March 14, 2021

What's on the Menu?

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sundays Speaker Series

Lenten Resources from the Metro New York Catholic Climate Movement

Multiple climate inspired resources to guide you through Lent along with general Laudato Si resources

How Green is Our Village?

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sundays Speaker Series

The Power of Faith Communities to Inspire Change

A presentation by Dr. Erin Lothes, St. Elizabeth University, examining the climate crisis as a moral responsibility of everyone.

Danskammer ... A New Fossil Fuel Plant, an Old Climate Justice Issue

A presentation by Jess Mullen, Tamsin Hollo, and Shay O'Reilly.

Storing Renewable Energy

Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series presentation by Tom Theis

Project Drawdown:  July 12, 2020 Zoom Recording of Sustainable Sunday Presentation

Key Regional Project Drawdown officials describe the project and mission

MEET Equal Exchange

A presentation as part of the HNM Care for Creation Ministry's Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series.

Climate Change and the US Elections - What's at Stake

YouTube recording of a presentation by the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns

Sustainable Stock Fund Report

Ladauto Si 5th Anniversary Webinar: Everything is Connected

June 14th webinar on the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si' "Everything is Connected," by St. Francis Xavier Environmental Ministry and the Metro NY Catholic Climate Movement

Rebuilding St. John, USVI

Lessons in Recovery and Rebuilding for Resilience after Natural Disasters

Dandelion Energy

A presentation on ground source heat pumps

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Riverkeeper Presentation:  Repairing America's First River

Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeeper, tells of the campaign to bring the Hudson back to life.

Croton100 Overview

Croton100 is a community-based grass-roots not-for-profit; we will target 100% of the emissions, 100% of the people, 100% of local businesses, 100% of public spaces in zip code 10520.

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Metro NY Catholic Climate Movement End of 2019 Letter

2019 activity summary of bringing Laudato Si to life in the NY Metro area

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Global Catholic Climate Movement Update on UN Meetings

Summary of results from the Madrid meetings

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The Sister Kathleen Deignan, CND Institute for Earth and Spirit

The Deignan Institute for Earth and Spirit is committed to fostering an integral and peaceful Earth community in the light of religious faith, evolutionary cosmology, environmental science, and comprehensive justice.

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Crisis in the Natural World - Faith Responds

A presentation by Br. Kevin Cawley, Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue

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Food Waste Presentation:  Reducing Food Waste for Real Climate Impact

Martha Elder, Executive Director of Second Chance Foods, describes her mission of food rescue.

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How to Shrink your Carbon Footprint

Lindsay Audin, Chair of Croton's Sustainability Committee, discusses what we can do in our everyday lives to shrink our carbon footprint.

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Intro to EVs and Chargers

November 16, 2019 presentation at the Croton Municipal Building

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The Ethical Investor

Sonia Ingram, President of Permanent Sol, and Christina Alfandary, Gabelli Asset Management Co., present Responsible Divestment and ESG Investing

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Laudato Si:  Mining the Gold of the Pope's Climate Letter

Br. Jack Rathschmidt, OFM Cap.,

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Practical Vegetarianism:  A Presentation on Climate Conscious Cooking

Teresa Jankovic discusses healthy holiday eating and climate conscious cooking

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Saving our Imperiled Planet

Change Visweswariah, CEO of Utopus Insights, discusses how we save our planet for the impacts of climate change.

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Solar Power vs. Trees:  A Westchester Dilemma

A presentation discussing the balance of removing healthy trees to install rooftop solar arrays by Tim Dinger.