Every year October 4 signifies the Feast of Saint Francis and world animal day, but in 2014, it also marked the 10th anniversary of the Eco-Justice Center. We've been blessed by many opportunities to educate and expand awareness of environmental justice issues.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Eco-Justice Center, we have created a video highlighting the accomplishments, events, and activities at the Center. We'd like to thank the Racine Community Foundation for the funds to produce this video.
This year the Eco-Justice Center is celebrating 10 years of service to the community and the environment. We are choosing to focus on reducing the use of plastics in the community. Check out our list of 10 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use.
Significant EJC Happenings
- Oct. 4, 2004 – Sisters of St. Dominic purchased a 15-acre site from Dennis & Marian Kornwolf
- May 5, 2005 – Alpacas arrived at the Eco-J
- May 8, 2005 – The Eco-Justice Center is dedicated
- Sept. 26, 2006 – July, 2007 House addition is constructed
- June 24, 2007 – Rain garden is created
- May 2008 - Education Station is completed
- March 2008 – First bee hives are installed
- March 2010 - Hermitage is opened for use
- June 2010 – Medicine Wheel is dedicated
- Sept. 22, 2010 – Wind turbine is commissioned
- May 2011 – New orchard is planted
- May 2012 – Vineyard is established
- Sept. 1, 2012 – Eco-Justice Center, Inc. becomes an independent 501 (c) 3 nonprofit
- Jan. 3, 2013 – “Casey,” Farmall 35 tractor is delivered
- June 2014 – Tree House construction is started