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Thursday, January 4, 2018

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As we began to think about New Year's Resolutions, we found ourselves focusing on one simple concept: waste. Millions of pounds of waste are transported, buried, and burned in the United States every day. Many people recycle with good intentions, but recycled goods often end up in landfills. Methane gas from landfills...

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Friday, April 22, 2016

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One year ago, the Dominican Sisters of Hope (in committed collaboration with four other Dominican communities, also known as OPSCC) officially committed to work on climate change impacts. The initiative, which took the form of a corporate stance, was as important as it was heady: the group acknowledged the negative impacts of...

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Friday, August 14, 2015

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"It's a beautiful tomato," Josh Arcaro coos just outside of the kitchen at Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center. "I would cut this up into sixths or eighths, leave it raw, drizzle it with extra-virgin olive oil."

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Monday, June 15, 2015

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Hope Community gardeners at Mariandale

The Garden at Mariandale was put to bed for the winter. As I stand before the seventeen raised beds, now seeded with winter rye to bring fresh nourishment for the spring, I am caught in a kind of reverie.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

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Earth Day is every day, yet it takes on a new and deeper meaning here at Mariandale this year. This Retreat and Conference Center, and those of us who live, work and visit here, recently welcomed two hives of honeybees. Concerned as we Dominican Sisters of Hope are with climate change and its many unprecedented...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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“Our school just received a wonderful prize,” wrote Dominican Sister of Hope John Christian McCabe, OP, in a letter to the Dominican Sisters earlier this week.

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