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Greening Your Religion: Eco-Convents, Eco-Synagogues And Stewardship

03/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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."

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