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Brentwood JPIC Update

JPIC in the Room!      On Monday, February 11th S. Susan Wilcox, JPIC Coordinator, attended the Legislative Hearing On Replacement of Gas Power Plants at NYC City Hall Council Chambers. She was there with 350.org and other advocacy groups to show support for NYC Bill #1318 to examine replacing gas filled peaker plants with battery storage, citing the environmental and health risks…

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The Latest From New Hour – An Hour Children Afflilate

Catch up with the latest happenings with our neighbors at New Hour in their latest newsletter: You can read more about their visit with the Suffolk County Sheriff to the children’s center and nursery at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility coordinated by Hour Children. New Hour offices are located in the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Brentwood Academy Building, but their good…

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Nuns and Nones Gathering

The first Nuns & Nones gathering in the New York area took place on Sunday, February 10th at St. Joseph High School, Downtown Brooklyn. The CSJ Young Adult Outreach Ministry and the St. Joseph Worker Program collaborated to make what is hoped to be the first of many gatherings. Young millennials came from the NYC area and beyond to meet…

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Sisters of St. Joseph Awarded Urban Forestry Grant

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced $2.24 million in grants for urban forestry projects to protect air quality, water quality and natural resources across the state. The grants are part of DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, which helps communities develop and implement comprehensive tree planting, management, maintenance, and education to create healthy…

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Educational Signs in Brentwood

In response to our Land Ethic statement we implemented new initiatives and continued ecological projects that were already in place on our Brentwood campus.  Many new initiatives were brought to fruition with the support of the Long Island Community Foundation, The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County Department of Environmental Planning, our generous benefactors, and capital funds.  In our…

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St. Joseph College Students Provide Day of Service to the Sisters of St. Joseph

Nearly 200 St. Joseph College students participated in this year’s Day of Service on October 17, 2018 on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY.  Students gave service by helping to plant bulbs at the rain garden, helping to clear the woodlands of debris, visiting in Maria Regina Skilled Nursing Facility and helping at the Garden Ministry.

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Island Harvest Food Bank Inaugurates 1.8-Acre Giving Garden to Bring More Nutritious Produce to Food Insecure Long Islanders

Island Harvest Food Bank Inaugurates 1.8-Acre Giving Garden to Bring More Nutritious Produce to Food Insecure Long Islanders

Island Harvest Food Bank Food Bank was joined by local hunger-relief advocates, elected officials, and community leaders on October 23, 2018 in celebrating a 1.8-acre parcel that will be used to grow fresh fruits and vegetables to help address the issue of nutrition and food insecurity in our local communities. The land, located on a 212-acre parcel in Brentwood, is owned…

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