Plastic Free July

This July, over two million people around the world are choosing to be part of ‘Plastic Free July Challenge’, reducing their consumption of single-use plastics in July and beyond.

Starting as a small, local campaign for individuals to raise awareness and change behavior, the campaign has grown to include businesses, community groups, schools and industry inviting them to be part of the solution to the growing environmental issue of plastic waste.

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Stewarding the Earth at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (Americas)

Following the Mercy tradition of caring for Earth, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine supports a broad cross-section of sustainability efforts and has integrated these Mercy values into the curriculum and campus life. Each of the College’s 1,000 students must enroll in the core course Environmental Science 300: Ecology and the Environmental Challenge. This course teaches basic ecological principles, the major environmental challenges facing the planet, and potential solutions to these challenges.

Learn more about how Saint Joseph's College is fostering care for the Earth here.