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Renewable Energy Key to Sustainability Efforts

January 3, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – The use of renewable energy is one of the key components of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ sustainability efforts, Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Director of the Office of Sustainability, told the Energy News Network. In a January 2, 2019 article, Sister Corinne and Joel Henricks, Director of Facilities and Grounds, describe the efforts of the Adrian Dominican Congregation to live sustainably at the Motherhouse Campus. The efforts are in response to the 2016 General Chapter Enactment to “sacrifice to mitigate significantly our impact on climate change and ecological degradation.” 

Read the entire article by Andy Balaskovitz.

Feature photo: Ice storage tanks installed in 2018 are part of the Adrian Dominican Congregation’s sustainability efforts. The tanks store ice created during off-peak hours and are used to cool the buildings on the Motherhouse Campus.

Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Speaks of Permaculture as aspect of Sustainability

December 12, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – The Adrian Dominican Sisters, with sustainability efforts and Permaculture areas on campus, was one of three Congregations of Sisters showcased by The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report for their environmental efforts. In the article, Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Director of the Office of Sustainability, speaks of the Congregation’s six-year practice of permaculture – a design principle that works in harmony with nature in agriculture – and other ways in which the Congregation in working to reduce its ecological footprint. Read the article by reporter Dan Stockman. For the section on Adrian Dominican Sisters, scroll down about halfway through the article. 



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