Our Lady of Waste Management: Parish-based environmentalism
Parishes are finding that reducing their carbon footprint is not only an environmental issue but a spiritual one, too.
Parishioners at Mary Immaculate Church in East Los Angeles meet monthly in convivencias, or town hall meetings, to discuss parish initiatives. Last autumn, when they learned that 38 million water bottles annually are sent to U.S. landfills, their vote on what the parish should do wasn't even close. Plastic water bottles are now banned from the campus.