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Carbon Reduction Fund

Photo by Lillian Moskeland

The Loretto Community Carbon Reduction Fund receives donations from anyone who wishes to support projects within Loretto or projects connected to Loretto which help heal and balance Earth’s natural ecosystems.

The fund was established in honor of Sister Anthony Mary Sartorius who, throughout her years as Motherhouse service coordinator, planted countless trees, bushes and flowers at Loretto Motherhouse. 

How will the funds be used?

Five people, two on the roof of a one-story building and three on the ground, hoist a solar panel up to be installed on the roof.
Teamwork is the key as Del Price, SVBHC Board President, and Monica Robinson, Executive Director of the Center, prepare to pass a solar panel up to the crew on the roof of Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Center.
Photo by Jeff Heie

Donations to the Carbon Reduction Fund will be used for Loretto or Loretto-related projects which:

1. Prevent the output of greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions into the atmosphere (e.g. the installation of solar panels, or a charging station for an electric car),

2. replenish Earth by sequestering ghg emissions from the atmosphere (e.g. the planting of trees and deep-rooted plants and grasses),

3. provide education on carbon emission / ghg reduction and prevention,

4. secure infrastructure, equipment, and support needed for the health of plantings (e.g. irrigation, fencing, tools, an arborist, etc.)

Woman in a mask stand in the back of a pick-up truck with crates of saplings.
Photo submitted to Loretto Carbon Reduction Fund by Fondo Quetzal, Guatemala

To contribute, click the “Donate” button below and select “Loretto Carbon Reduction Fund” from the dropdown menu on the following page.

To read more about carbon emissions, how to prevent them, and recommended donations, click the topics below.

For questions or more information, please use the form below to contact the Loretto Coordinator for Earth Advocacy and Education.

Our misuse of Earth’s generosity, while improving conditions for many, is not improving them for all and is fraying the web of life. The most vulnerable among us, those least responsible for this global threat, suffer the impacts of a warming climate unfairly and unjustly.
COP23 (UN Climate Change Conference) Interfaith Statement