Franciscan Spotlight

June 5, 2024

What a waste! Exploring sustainable ways to handle food disposal

Imagine a world where every carrot gets its chance to shine and every banana fulfills its destiny.  That’s the magic of composting: the parts that are left of the food we eat can become nutrient-rich compost that grows healthy new food.  The alternative is a terrible waste.
May 10, 2024

A Sacrament of Awe

It was much colder than we had anticipated one day in mid-March but that did not slow our resolve as we entered the Manhattan Marsh Preserve. My companion and I were on the fifth in a series of adventures created to provide full-sensed experiences through nature, music, and the arts. In the marsh, our hope was to find music in nature and allow for moments of awe, wonder and calm.
May 6, 2024

Defining “Sustainability”

Sustainability. It’s an ordinary practical word that holds the keys to a healthy planet. But, what does it mean? Sustainability Coordinator Sara Grunberg begins a many-month series that takes a deeper look into ecological terms, what they mean, and how we can apply them to our campus and daily life.