Most people are trying to follow the reduce, reuse, and recycle message these days. Municipalities and individuals are implementing programs that reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills around the world, some are turning waste into energy, and many families are making the commitment to live a more sustainable lifestyle. But at the Cuvilly Arts & Earth Center, a beautiful little farm in Ipswich, Massachusetts, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are doing more than just choosing to live a sustainable life. They are teaching the next generation to love the earth, to respect all life, and to work hard for a better tomorrow. And you can help them by donating your car. A step that will help you turn your desire to take care of the earth into the opportunity for children to learn and grow.
A Natural Classroom
The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who have made education their mission in America since 1840, utilize the farm as both a classroom and teacher for their Preschool and Kindergarten programs. Through hands on experiences with organic gardening, animal husbandry, and active involvement in the natural world around them the Sisters are teaching students their one guiding principle: “All of life is sacred and the diversity of life is essential for the well being of the planet.”
Hard Work and Willing Hands
Throught their hard work and the generous donations of others the sisters have been able to reuse a post and beam barn, built in 1856, as an education center complete with a diversity of animals; a garden project where they are training new farmers and supporting local farm to school food programs; and a renewable energy initiative complete with photovoltaic and wind energy. All of these projects are centered around a fundamental belief that a happy and healthy life is grounded in a healthy earth, and that every member of a community is responsible to help maintain it.
Throughout the summer they offer classes for 5-7 year olds that focuses on local eating and sustainability, giving the students the opportunity to consider what their life would be like if they only ate what they could get within a 50 to 100 mile radius of their own home.
Turn Your Old Car Into a New Future
If you are looking for a way to recycle your old vehicle, a way that will not just get it out of your way but actually make the world a better place, consider donating your car to help the Cuvilly Arts & Earth Center. Your donation goes a long way towards helping the next generation and creating a healthy environment.