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Restoring Communities of Land and People

The Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is an environmental education community in the Catholic tradition. In Mary's hope-filled spirit, we preserve and act in communion with the land and educate other communities in sustainability through ecology-based simple living, social justice and spirituality.

The Mount St. John Nature Preserve was named an Ohio Natural Landmark by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 1988, recognizing it as "an outstanding environmental education area possessing exceptional value in illustrating and interpreting the natural heritage of Ohio." MEEC won the 2005 Creation Care Award from the National Religious Partnership for the Environment for our restoration and education work.


On Monday, the day before Pope Francis arrives in the U.S., Sr. Leanne will appear at a press conference with Nuns on the Bus in Columbus to highlight Francis' recent environmental encyclical and to push for better energy policy in our state. Read the press announcement here.  If you're in Columbus, join us at the event!

The Catholic Climate Covenant is providing materials for parishes and faith communities to host educational and reflective gatherings on Pope Francis' environmental encyclical Laudato Si.  Contact MEEC to host an event for your group.

Upcoming events

Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis on October 3 from 1-4 p.m. at a special seed collection event in the Bro. Don Geiger Prairie at Mount St. John.

Join us at the University of Dayton for a livestream of Cardinal Peter Turkson's remarks on Pope Francis' environmental encyclical, Laudato Si, on Monday, November 2. Event starts at 6:46 in Sears Auditorium.  Information from OSU available here.

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