Upcoming Programs in 2022


Mercy Ecology
BioBlitz

Saturday, June 18th 2022
We'll start the day with the Rutland County Audubon birding group at 7:30 a.m. and end it with moth scouting with JoAnne Russo at 9:30 p.m. The full schedule will be released soon, but join us for one or all events of the day!
Lunch included


Participate in Mercy Ecology’s BioBlitz, a field study to record all the living species within the land. This will be a second BioBlitz, building on the one conducted in the spring of 2017, to provide an extended picture and count of the plants, animals, and other organisms that live on the land of Mercy Ecospirituality Center in Benson, VT. It is a community event where naturalists and volunteers explore and take inventory to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity. There will be fun activities for kids and adults alike!

Location: Mercy Ecospirituality Center, Benson VT
Cost: Free

To let us know you'd like to come, please register by clicking the button below. You can also contact us at (802) 537-4531 or by emailing [email protected]

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Program Series:
We Are All One and Share Kinship With All of Creation

Learn, Be Inspired and Act Through The Following Two Virtual Programs
Co-Sponsored with
the Sisters of Mercy Institute Justice Team

Eating Together Faithfully

November 9th, 2021
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
*this program was recorded and is available for viewing below

Our approach to eating can be part of a spiritual practice embracing the connectedness of creation. Eating with God's intentions for all creation can help us lean into the relationships we have with all our neighbors and work towards a more just and flourishing life for all. Life Around the Table, whose mission is “Equipping Christian communities to participate in the flourishing of all creation by cultivating practices of faithful eating and Sabbath delight” will present.

Presenters: Jimmy McKinnell, Ministry Engagement Coordinator for Life Around the Table, is from Tallahassee, Florida and studied at Florida State University, earning a BA in Environmental Science and Spanish. Jimmy received his Masters in Divinity at Duke Divinity School, and has experience in community gardening and working at local farms. Rev. Laura Hamrick, Ministry Engagement Coordinator for Life Around the Table, is a graduate of U-Chapel Hill and Wesley Theological Seminary. She is ordained as an Elder in full connection in the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church.

To view the recording, please follow the link below and enter the passcode when prompted:

Click Here for Recording
Passcode: 4d6vRQ?9

This program was free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

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Planet or Plastics

November 16th, 2021
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
*this program was recorded and is available for viewing below

Sea birds are dying because their bellies are full of plastic trash. Microplastic particles are in the air we breathe, the water we drink and some of the food we eat. Plastic recycling has been an epic failure and plastic production contributes to climate change and major pollution in low-income communities and communities of color. Learn about these issues and what you can do to help us move beyond plastic.

Presenter: Judith Enck, Environmental Policy Expert, and founder of Beyond Plastics, an effort to end plastic pollution through education, advocacy, and institutional change. She teaches classes on plastic pollution as a Senior Fellow and visiting faculty member at Bennington College.

To view the recording, please follow the link below and enter the passcode when prompted:

Click Here for Recording
Passcode: 4Ki#8k9p

This program was free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

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