“Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan,
it is a requirement of our faith” (USCCB, 1998)
The Seventh Principle of Catholic Social Teaching is the Care for God’s Creation. The Sheil Green Team seeks to deepen our understanding of Catholic faith as it relates to our responsibility of being Stewards of Creation. We encourage Sheil staff, students and associates to cherish the Earth by trying new behaviors that express our commitment to this mission.
Current Green Team activities include:
Organic garden: students and associates come together to plant organic vegetables for meals at Sheil, while developing a close relationship with the earth. Our Garden has over 26 varieties of herbs and vegetables. Please Watch Our Garden Grow!
- Responsible materials: replacing petroleum-based plastic cups for compostable plastic cups made of corn.
- Recycling: proper disposal of Sheil’s paper, plastic, electronics, used cooking oil and composting.
Evanston Interreligious Sustainability Circle: we are active members of the Circle and help promote activities that impact not only Sheil but the wider Evanston community.
To learn more or get involved, contact Tim Higgins.