The Dominican Sisters of Hope launch a new composting initiative at Mariandale

In partnership with FLIK Hospitality and CRP Sanitation, and in commitment to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, we’re excited to announce the start of commercial composting in the dining room at The Center at Mariandale! We launched the program on February 1, the Feast Day of St. Brigid of Kildare, matron saint of Ireland, and a “patroness of those who have a care for the earth.”

Did you know?

In the U.S., food is the single largest category of material placed in landfills. [Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency (2023) “Sustainable Management of Food Basics” https://www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food/sustainable-management-food-basics#conserving

The carbon footprint of U.S. food waste is greater than that of the airline industry, and globally, wasted food accounts for about 8 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. [Source: Kaplan, S. (2021, February 25) “A third of all food in the U.S. gets wasted: Fixing that could help fight climate change.” The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/2021/02/25/climate-curious-food-waste/]

Read more about the composting journey of our sisters and staff here and here.

Do you compost? Are you compost-curious? Let us know in your comments below!