|Zero waste lunch honors St. Francis|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 28 September 2012 09:54|
SYLVANIA -Each year on Oct. 4, the Sylvania Franciscan Village (comprised of the Sisters of St. Francis, Lourdes University, and Sylvania Franciscan Health) gathers to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis, in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Known as Sylvania Franciscan Village Day, this year's celebration includes a zero waste lunch, a Mass in Queen of Peace Chapel, and an award-winning documentary on climate change.
The lunch supports the Village's Care for Creation proclamation, which calls for members of the community to live in a way that does not negatively impact God's creation on Earth. With that call to action in mind, the goal of the luncheon will be to create as little waste as possible throughout the entire event, from the preparation of the food to the end of the lunch.
The menu includes sweet potato chips, fresh fruit, and a dual main course of either barbecue chicken or grilled vegetable sandwiches. To cut down on waste, packaging will be minimized and reusable dinnerware will be used. Additionally, leftover food, napkins, and utensils will be collected and composted by a company based out of Detroit.
The day also features showings of the film "Sun Come Up," a documentary about the Carteret Islands of Papua New Guinea and its residents, who as a result of climate change, are losing the land they call home.
The public is invited to attend.
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