In our Prayers of the People, we pray “for the good earth which God has given us, and for the wisdom and will to conserve it”. We’ve included here some of the ways that St. Hugh’s members do what they can to care for “this fragile earth, our island home”. While these may seem like small things, they could make a real difference with many people doing them.
Landscaping with native plants reduces pollution and provides habitat for pollinators. Click here for more information and to see examples of native plants in the gardens of St. Hugh members.
The most sustainable way to obtain the nutrition we need is to consume plants rather than meat and dairy. Click here for a collection of easy, tasty, affordable plant-based recipes.
Household tips from St. Hugh members for reducing harm to environment
Tissue substitute – cut up old sheets and t-shirts to use instead of tissues; wash as needed and re-use.
Sponge substitute – cut up old towels to use for dish-washing and cleaning.
Use fabric napkins – you will probably find that you won’t need to change them daily, so 2 or 3 per person will suffice with weekly washing.
Produce bags can be saved and reused the next time you go to the store – and they are easier to open!
Compost produce scraps and egg shells – it could be in just a small enclosure or pile -- even if you never turn it or use it, it will naturally decompose and disappear.