Changing Habits – Josephites Focus on Soft Plastics

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart and Sisters of St Joseph Lochinvar present the next stage of their Explore-Embrace-Embody Laudato Si’ Action Plan – a focus on Soft Plastics – raising awareness and inspiring action to reduce the use of soft plastics and advocate for better recycling at an individual, local, state and national level.

The Soft Plastics campaign is being promoted through a series of eight topics every month. The topics are:

P  –  Plastics Paralysis

L  –  Lightbulb Moments

A  –  Asking for Change

S  –  Shopping Tips

T  –  Taking Action

I  –  I Can, I Will

C  –  Changing Habits

S  –  Showing Off

“Each topic will include a threefold invitation to action – Contemplative Action; Community Action; and a Call to Advocacy; plus links to inspirational Eco-Hero stories from the Josephite community; sample advocacy letters, spiritual support, and online resources and ideas for change,” says Sr Mary-Ann Casanova who is leading the campaign.

“We acknowledge that the problem of soft plastics is complex and universal. It engulfs Earth – every waterway, every habitat, every species and ultimately every food chain. It is a crisis of human-making, one which disproportionately affects the lives of those who are made poor.

“By the end of this campaign, the Josephite community hopes to have reached as many people as possible – to educate, inspire and support everyone on their journey to personal and communal conversion. All Josephite supporters are invited to be involved in this first step of the Explore- Embrace-Embody Laudato Si’ Action Plan. Each of us has the capacity to be that one person to restore hope. While we can’t do everything, we can do something.”

Click on the Soft Plastics Campaign pod below to view our topic of the month.