Home Events - Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Events at Tau Center Franciscans For Earth Eco-Series Jan 9 FFE Eco-Speaker Jean Ponzi IN-PERSON AT TAU CENTER: “Climate Change-Culture Change”

Jan 9 FFE Eco-Speaker Jean Ponzi IN-PERSON AT TAU CENTER: “Climate Change-Culture Change”

Jean Ponzi, to speak on “Climate Change–Culture Change” at Tau Center January 9th at 6:30

Register today to join the Franciscan Sisters and one of their most popular speakers, plant ally Jean Ponzi of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 6:30 in the evening. The first Franciscans For Earth Eco-Series Event of 2024 will take place in the Assisi Room at Tau Center in Kirkwood, MO. Gather with St Louis community members as the Sisters welcome Jean and her live presentation of “Climate Change–Culture Change.”

Jean will explain how facts, myths, and opportunities related to Earth’s climate and our species include key concepts of weather and climate, greenhouse gases, carbon footprints, and policy options. She will share how perspective on human patterns of environmental and social impacts can show paths to just, responsible action, and she has many local examples that offer courage to engage and persist in change-making. Discussion will follow.

Jean serves as Green Resources Manager at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis. A 28-year veteran of the Garden’s EarthWays Center team, Green Jean currently applies her sustainability expertise as manager of the St Louis Green Business Challenge, operator of the Garden’s Green Resources Info Service, and on the leadership team for the regional initiative BiodiverseCity St Louis. Her enviro-interview show Earthworms has logged over 33 years of conversations through KDHX St Louis Independent Media — part of her volunteer community service. Jean is in demand as a speaker, writer, and media spokesperson, offering her audiences both practical options and ecological inspiration.

Scroll down to begin the registration process to attend in-person at Tau Center:
Franciscan Sisters-OLPH
335 South Kirkwood Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Tau Center is directly behind the PNC Bank building along Kirkwood Road. The offices back up to South Clay between KinderCare and the American Legion Hall. Turn off Kirkwood Rd between the bank drive-thru and Starbucks (across the street from Mod Pizza). Parking surrounds Tau Center and all who are able are invited to enter through the covered entry porch facing the back lot of the PNC Bank building. If you cannot climb stairs, there is handicap parking and a stairless entry door on the southwest side of the building. This door is usually locked, so please call (314) 965-3700 from the parking lot when you arrive, and someone will welcome you.

Upon registration, watch for an email response with the option to download a receipt. (Note that since there is no cost to attend, the receipt can be considered a reminder for your bulletin board or refrigerator!) We try to email a reminder one day before and one hour before each event, but we understand there are sometimes issues. We recommend you save the registration response for the date, time and directions. Should you have questions, please call Tau Center during business hours (Mon-Thur, 8am to 4pm). You may also leave a voicemail for Sister Cheryl at 314-965-3700 or email info@fsolph.org.

The Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help created a Franciscans For Earth (FFE) movement years ago to educate, advocate and collaborate on behalf of our Common Home and all its inhabitants. To learn about future free, monthly, FFE Eco-Series events, view the Events page on our website at www.fsolph.org/events, follow the Sisters on Facebook at FranciscanSistersOLPH or on YouTube at FSOLPH1, or sign up to receive the Franciscan Spirit newsletter. The Sisters publish a print edition twice a year and post it to the website. Supplemental online editions and those containing pdf files of the print edition can also be delivered to your inbox throughout the year–call Sister Cheryl to be added to the list.