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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

  • 50% GHG Reduction by 2030 is Doable
    Sun, Jun 13
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9142714797
    Jun 13, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9142714797
    A hopeful message. We are privileged to have noted Utopus Insights CEO and Cure100 Board Member, Chandu Visweswariah, walk us through the findings from a recent study by the think tank, RethinkX, Rethinking Energy 2020-2030, 100% Solar, Wind, and Batteries is just the beginning.
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Contact HNM Care for Creation Ministry

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

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Resources

50% GHG Reduction by 2030 is Doable

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

We are privileged to have noted Utopus Insights CEO and CURE100 Board Member, Chandu Visweswariah, who will walk us through the findings  from a recent study by the think tank RethinkX, “Rethinking Energy 2020-2030, 100% Solar, Wind and Batteries is just the beginning”

Climate Stressed Kids

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

Emerging scientific evidence corroborates what many of us already know: the threat of climate change is having a serious impact on the mental health of young people (and indeed people of all ages), causing feelings of anxiety, sadness, anger, & despair.  This webinar will review those impacts on the young, present ideas for talking with them about the climate crisis, and share ideas for helping them to cope and respond with meaningful activities.

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.

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Recycle Right

March 14, 2021

A Sustainable Sundays presentation by Eva Thaddeus and Sean O'Rourke discussing how and what to recycle.

What's on the Menu?

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

The impact of our food choices on the health of the Earth.  Dr. Julie Sinistore, director of the Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change team at WSP is the speaker.  A recording of the presentation is found below.

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

Metro New York Catholic Climate Movement has made these resources available.  To download these resources use the download link below.

  

How Green is Our Village?

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

 Discuss the environmental issues facing Croton today. We think we are forward thinking but are we? A panel of knowledgeable locals will inform the discussion.  Presentation materials can be found at these links:  link1, link2, link3, link4link5. and link6.

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.

Presented to the Care for Creation Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series in December 2020.

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

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

Learn from local activists about the fight against the proposed 600 MW Danskammer gas-fueled generating plant near the heart of Newburgh, NY.

Storing Renewable Energy

Sustainable Sunday Speaker Series presentation by Tom Theis

Batteries are the key to going fully renewable, accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels in our buildings and transportation.

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

Key Regional Project Drawdown officials describe the project and mission

Presented via Zoom to the Care for Creation Sustainable Sunday series on Sunday, July 12, 2020.

MEET Equal Exchange

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

It started with an idea:  what if food could be traded in a way that is honest and fair, a way that empowers both farmers and consumers?  In 1986, the founders started with fairly traded coffee from Nicaragua and didn't look back.  Equal Exchange now ethically sources organic products including cacao, tea, olive oil, nuts, fruit and more from over 40 farmer cooperatives in 20 countries.

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

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

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Sustainable Stock Fund Report

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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

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Rebuilding St. John, USVI

Lessons in Recovery and Rebuilding for Resilience after Natural Disasters

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Dandelion Energy

A presentation on ground source heat pumps

Presented to Care for Creation Sustainable Sunday, March 2020

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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.

February 2020 presentation at Holy Name of Mary Sustainable Sunday in Croton.

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.

Presentation by Chandu Visweswariah to the Care for Creation Sustainable Sunday - January 12, 2020.

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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

Br. Cawley's views on climate change, recent UN meetings and action, the IPCC report, and how Laudato Si informs us.

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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.

Presentation to Holy Name of Mary Sustainable Sunday in Croton-on-Hudson, NY

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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.

A presentation made to Holy Name of Mary's Sustainable Sunday Series, August 2019

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Intro to EVs and Chargers

November 16, 2019 presentation at the Croton Municipal Building

Helpful materials for the process of choosing an EV and the financial benefits that ensue.

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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

A presentation to the Holy Name of Mary Sustainable Sunday Series, July 2019.

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

Br. Jack Rathschmidt, OFM Cap.,

Br. Jack challenges us to reimagine our relationship with our Sister, Earth.

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Practical Vegetarianism:  A Presentation on Climate Conscious Cooking

Teresa Jankovic discusses healthy holiday eating and climate conscious cooking

Presetation from December 2018 to Holy Name of Mary Sustainable Sunday in Croton-on-Hudson, NY

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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.

A presentation made to the Holy Name of Mary, Care for Creation, Sustainable Sunday Series in September 2018.

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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.

Discuss the environmental issues facing Croton today. We think we are forward thinking but are we? A panel of knowledgeable locals will inform the discussion.