Transformation Through Preservation

Using an innovative approach, the Sisters of Saint Joseph are working to improve water quality on their campus and ultimately on Long island. Based in their land Ethic adopted on 2015, the congregation nis working to establish a sustainable relationship with the land which they hold in sacred trust. Nitrogen pollution and runoff from failing cesspool and septic systems played a role in decimating the Great South Bay’s once-vibrant fishing industry over three decades ago and still afflicts the quality of the region’s ground water and aquifers. Realizing that they could make a difference on this vital issue, the Sisters have taken several innovative steps to ensure that their complex would help work toward the resolution of the problem. Click here to read more.