Just before Lent, the sisters, associates and staffs of the SNDdeN-Ohio Province were
invited to attend a Zoom presentation with Dr. Kimberly Cameron, a trained member of the
speakers bureau from Beyond Plastics. This Zoom presented in simple terms why we must
ban single-use convenience plastics in our world. Dr Cameron spoke about the toxicity of
the many additives in plastic and how they can affect our health. She connected the
production of plastics, now mostly done through ethane cracker plants, to climate
change. If the production of plastic was a country, it would be the 5th largest CO2 emitter in the world.
After the presentation, we shared what the plastic taskforce of the Dorothy Stang Initiative
is inviting all to engage in education on how we personally use plastic and advocacy to change how plastic is used on a societal level. Personal behaviors are important. Changing
systems is critical and difficult. Check out BeyondPlastics.org and stay tuned
for more actions you can take.
Here are the states in which SNDdeN-Ohio Province sisters live. Find your elected officials at these links:
AZ: Representative & Senator
CA: Representative & Senator
IL: Alderman, Rep & Senator
KY: Representative & Senator (enter your address into the search bar on the map.)
MA: Representative & Senator
MD: All elected Officials (Click “Look Up”)
NY: Assembly & Senator
If I missed someone, let me know. I can help you find your people.