Greening Your Religion: Eco-Convents, Eco-Synagogues And Stewardship
BKSK is no stranger to this field; the firm has also designed a new green building at the Queens Botanical Garden and is drawing up plans for what will potentially be a new "eco-synagogue," the Sephardic Synagogue, in Gravesend, Brooklyn.
Now it is the sisters' turn to go an even deeper shade of green, which raises the question: Why would a community of nuns, devoted as they presumably are to spiritual matters, take the relatively unusual step of embracing environmentalism so energetically?
"It's a question of stewardship," said Sister Faith Margaret, a Staten Island native. "Of responsibility."