At Earth Ministry's 20th Anniversary Celebration on April 19, 2013, the Rising Star award in 2013 was awarded to the St. Mary’s Parish Youth Group. This wonderful group of young people, led by Yolanda Quiroga, established a strong recycling program at St. Mary’s and has supported their program with a trash-free dinner (for 100+ people) for the last five years.
This group of enthusiastic and talented youth wrote, produced, directed, and acted in four professional-quality videos about sustainability. The links are below, along with one in which they talk about why they did this and what they learned. As part of this project, the St. Mary’s Youth made 20 presentations to community groups in the Central District and other neighborhoods near St. Mary’s, mostly in Spanish, on the need for safe consumer products and reducing waste.
Enjoy these videos!