August 18, 2023, Detroit – Women religious have been at the forefront of the Catholic Church’s efforts to advocate for clean air and a healthy environment. That was part of the message of Adrian Dominican Sister Virginia “Ginny” King, OP, during “We Can’t Breathe,” an event focused on preventing air pollution by restricting carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. The event was held at the end of July at the Motherhouse of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM Sisters) in Monroe, Michigan. The Adrian Dominican Sisters “have worked hard to love Earth as a gift from God,” Sister Ginny said, noting that recent efforts on the Motherhouse Campus in Adrian have resulted in a 28% reduction in electricity use. She also spoke of the many benefits of the collaboration in environmental work between the IHM Sisters and the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Read the entire article by Amy Ketner for The National Catholic Reporter’s Earthbeat project.