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Sustainability and social change

Posted on December 4, 2016 at 5:16 am by

Isabelle grew up riding horses in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but she didn’t really enjoy it. Her favorite part came after the lesson, when she would care for the horses. Her love of caring for animals is part of what lead her to apply for the internship. Continue reading

From fashion to fiber arts

Posted on December 2, 2016 at 5:17 am by

As a child, Sadie spent much of her time doodling and sketching clothes. She felt it was the only thing she could imagine herself doing, and thus pursued it in college. An introductory textile art class inspired her to follow her current path. Continue reading

Easy meat alternatives for the holidays

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 5:12 am by

The holidays are upon us, friends, which means it’s time to plan your holiday dinner menus! Honestly, what better topic is there to think about other than food? Continue reading

Join the movement and help us reach our dream of a cool van

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 5:03 am by

Today is a global day of giving called Giving Tuesday. This first Tuesday after Thanksgiving kicks off the charitable season.

We’d love for you to join the movement by donating to a project that will help White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, expand their reach of getting certified organic vegetables grown at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, to restaurants, grocery stores, caterers and college food service programs throughout Indiana. The staff, interns and volunteers are already delivering on a small scale, but they want to grow! Continue reading

A year of alpacas and peppers for this intern

Posted on November 20, 2016 at 5:06 am by

Erin Barnett’s 12 month internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice is winding down. Read about how she witnessed the birth of an alpaca last summer and what she’s doing post internship. Continue reading

Sister has life changing trip to Standing Rock Sioux Nation

Posted on November 6, 2016 at 4:47 am by

Sister of Providence Joni Luna recently traveled from Indiana to stand with the Native Americans keeping vigil of sacred burial ground on the high plains of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota.
They call themselves water protectors not protestors, as they peacefully protest the North Dakota Access pipeline. Continue reading

Passionate about food and nutrition

Posted on November 4, 2016 at 4:55 am by

White Violet Center intern Destiny James is a junior at Johnson and Wales University in Miami, Florida. “I think it’s important, before we ever cook food, to know where it comes from.” she said. Continue reading

From uncomfortable to comfortable

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

Five students from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, spent their fall break at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice giving service and learning more about sustainable living this week.
“You have to get out of your comfort zone. It really allows you to experience things that help you grow as an individual,” Ameer Chughtai said. Continue reading

The cat’s meow

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 5:22 am by

It all started with mouse droppings. When Lorrie Heber took over leadership of White Violet Center in March of 2014, she noticed evidence of some unwelcomed visitors in the center. Several traps later, the culprits had not been caught. It was jokingly suggested that Lorrie get a barn cat. Continue reading

Justice and chocolate and coffee, oh my!

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 5:02 am by

The fourth annual Choctoberfest went off without a hitch last Thursday night. The event was sponsored by the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) campus ministry, and boasted live music, an educational PowerPoint and literature on the importance of Fair Trade practices, and free samples of fair trade chocolates and coffees. Continue reading

Fall in love with these Mother Theodore quotes

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 5:05 am by

As we transition into the first days of autumn, I thought it would be fun to share seven of my favorite nature related quotes from Mother Theodore’s journals. Continue reading

Hoosier Green Light Award

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 5:13 am by

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice received a Hoosier Green Light Award presented by Sustainable Indiana 2016, an Earth Charter Indiana initiative, and was inducted into the Bicentennial Green Legacy Hall of Fame last night during a ceremony at the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute. Continue reading

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