White Violet Center Blog
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
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
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
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
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
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
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