Hanley Sustainability Institute

Through the Hanley Sustainability Institute, the University’s sustainability efforts are being extended campus-wide and into this community. Our distinctive, highly integrated approach prepares students to meet the growing demand for sustainability skills in the workplace. Leveraging existing programs, degrees and courses, such as the Environmental Biology and Geology degrees, the master’s degree in Renewable and Clean Energy, and an undergraduate minor in Sustainability, Energy and Environment (SEE), the Institute is making enormous strides to become a leader in sustainability education.

Website: https://udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/hsi/

The Compassionary

The Compassionary Group is dedicated to engaging in projects that range build an economy of compassion. The latest project is the Harvest for Hope Community Garden in North Dayton.

An inner space,
A state of mind,
A volume of actions . . .
. . . working together as a community to build an economy of compassion.

The Compassionary is a project of the Unitarian Fellowship for World Peace.

Contact: Jean Berry via email at thecompassionary@gmail.com

The Compassionary Projects considered

#1 Compassionary LEAD Dayton, modeled after the Point’s of Light Youth Leadership Training Institute.
Project Leader: Erin Cole

#2 Free Hugs Campaign (part of The Touch Project)
Project Leader: London Coe

#3 Neighborhood Harvesting Initiative
Project Leader: Colleen Quinlan Saxen

#4 Homicide Prayer Vigils / Ohio to Stop Executions (OTSE)
Project Leader: Tom Bensman

#5 Empathy Cycles: Exploring the Skills of Empathy
Project Leader: Gabriela Pickett

#6 Bee Compassionate Dayton
Project Leaders: Colleen & Glen Penquite

#7 V-Prayer Project
Project Leader: Jean Berry

#8 Miami Valley Positives 4 Positives: Fundraising
Project leader: Rodney Veal

#9 Grieving and Healing through Dia de los Muertos
Project Leader: Gabriela Pickett

#10 Interfaith Network Development
Project Leader: Jean Berry

 

Catholic Social Action – Dayton

The Catholic Social Action Office and Commission empower Catholics in the Archdiocese to celebrate and live out the Gospel call for life, human dignity, and care for God’s creation through Catholic Social Teaching formation, organized social ministries, and opportunities for public advocacy and action. We have organized ministries for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Rural Life Conference as well as for such current issues as respect life, immigration, care for God’s creation, poverty, international peace, and more. The office also coordinates and provides staff support to regional justice collaborative networks of parishes and other Catholic organizations: the Cincinnati-area Advocates for Justice Parish Collaborative, Dayton-area Weavers of Justice, and the Springfield Catholic Social Action Committee. The office also serves as an initial point of contact for ecumenical and interfaith relations for the Archdiocese.

Pam Long
Regional Director
Catholic Social Action Office
Archbishop Pilarczyk Center
1436 Needmore Road
Dayton, Ohio 45414
Office: 937-224-3026 ext. 5018

Roaring Brook Farm

Proprietors Anita and Dale Lewis have created a farm dedicated to peace and sustainability. Located in Bellbrook, Ohio, the farm has many animals and is being created as a center for green technology and agriculture. In 2014, the Farm was the location of the First Caring Citizens’ Congress of Wilmington, Ohio, charter application to affiliate with the Empathy Surplus Project was accepted December 2, 2014. A charter ceremony took place at Roaring Brook Farm on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC)

The Center is a Marianist environmental education community in the Catholic tradition. In Mary’s hope-filled spirit, we preserve and act in communion with the land and educate other communities in sustainability through ecology-based simple living, social justice and spirituality.

Restoring Communities of Land & People

Each year, MEEC hosts a Labyrinth Walk. In 2015, the Miami Valley’s Five Rivers Chautauqua planted a Peace Tree on the grounds of Mount St. John.

St. Joseph Hall, Mount St. John
4435 East Patterson Rd.
Dayton, OH 45430-1095

Website: meec.udayton.edufacebook.com/marianistenvironmentaleducationcenter

Coordinator

Leanne M. Jablonski FMI, PhD

Scholar for Faith & Environment

Hanley Sustainability Institute, University of Dayton
udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/hsi

Coordinator

Sustainability, Energy Environment (SEE) Integrated Learning-Living Community (LLC)
udayton.edu/artssciences/see