Laudato Si’ Action Platform Update

Written on: March 30, 2023

At our February 17th meeting, Grey Nun Associate Pam Oakley gave a wonderful presentation on the ins and outs of recycling. Keys to recycling plastic are to look for the chasing arrows symbol and the numbers 1,2 and 5 (For Philly folks, you’ll recognize the most common area code in Philadelphia 215!). #2– Hi-density polyethylene is recyclable and reusable– a rarity in plastics.

When we gather on April 17, our special guest will be Suzette Munley. Ms Munley is the Director of the Board of Directors for Penn Future. Suzette is Climate Reality Leader certified, expanding the “A-Z Impacts of Plastic” program across Pennsylvania.  Read more about Ms Munley below in Meet Suzette Munley.

We celebrate Earth Day on April 22. There are many good programs for prayer and reflection on the environment. Catholic Climate Covenant has a program suitable for groups>> click here.

We hope you are continuing with your reading and praying with Laudato Si’ Chapter 6.

Suzette Munley will be our guest speaker on April 17 for our next quarterly LSAP gathering. Please come to welcome this valued partner in our efforts to eliminate single use plastics.

Meet Suzette Munley!

Suzette Munley has been a restaurateur for 20+ years in Philadelphia, where she had a front-row view of the growing presence of plastic in the hospitality industry. As Chief Operating Officer, she was able to steer her own business away from this path and onto more sustainable methods. She developed a Waste Reduction Program centered on reuse and collaborated with suppliers to reduce plastic packaging.

Currently, Suzette serves as Board President of the Center City Business Association. She also serves on the Board of PennFuture working to transition Pennsylvania to a clean energy economy and is a certified Climate Reality Leader. In 2022, Suzette completed Beyond Plastics’ Plastic Pollution course, after which she activated her township Environmental Advisory Council to introduce a single-use plastic bag ban and joined forces with a coalition of 30+ townships driving bans across Pennsylvania. She became a part of the Volunteer Speakers’ Bureau as a next step in education and outreach.

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