The increase in the number of natural disasters and the reports of many scientists calling for significant change make us aware of the urgent need to act in order to save the planet.
Closer to home, many Quebec personalities, including several artists, have taken an ecological "pact for transition" initiative and have invited citizens to get involved.
This Pact for Transition project has two objectives:
At the beginning of the year, Radio-Canada contributed to the debate and reflection by offering a program reminding us of the need to act quickly because it is "one minute before midnight for the planet".(Video in French)
Right from the outset, a pointed question was asked of everyone: "What behavior(s) are you willing to change for the planet?” This is a serious question that speaks to our responsibility as citizens of the earth.
The members of the Leadership Team of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary of Quebec did not wait for these calls before taking action. They invited individual sisters, community groups and SNJM associates to choose a concrete everyday commitment in line with the 5 R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle, reinvent, and repair.