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Eco-friendly palms?

Just curious. Did anyone's parish offer eco-friendly palms this Palm Sunday? Ours looked the same as they always have. Do we really have to evaluate the environmental impact of absolutely everything?


Barb, sfo said…
If they did, no one mentioned it. But frankly, I wouldn't be surprised. One of our priests is a bit of an eco-nut; he even told us that Global Warming is to blame for Hurricane Katrina. He is very funny, very prayerful and a great teacher when it comes to Scripture and Bible history--but he does push the enviro-stuff a little too far sometimes.
Milehimama said…
I don't know if we had eco-firendly palms or not, as I missed it! The three littlest ones had fevers.

However, I live near Charleston, SC (The Palmetto State!) A traditional activity for children is to take palm leaves and wind them into roses and sell them to tourists. This is something that started almost 200 years ago, I guess, and became a way for freed slaves and the Gullah people to make a living post Civil War. Last year the mayor and city council passed an ordinance requiring the rose makers (we're talking 12 year old kids) to get only City Approved palms that were left over from the parks and rec. cleanups. Seems the environmentalists were afraid they'd strip the palms and kill them. (After 200 years, don't you think we'd have noticed an ecodisaster related to palm removal?)
Michelle said…
We actually didn't have palms. Even though they were odered months in advance, when someone called to check, they were told that the delivery date was set for sometime in July. Because, of course, that's when everybody wants palms, right?
Michelle said…
That would be ordered...
Ebeth said…

Look at this! A friend of mine is involved in the RCIA program here in NC. She blogged about this the other day and emailed this morning.

CCD programs for our children should be severely screened by the bishops of all dioceses.


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