Sylvania Franciscan Village Annual Zero-Waste Day

Category: Misc. & Special Interest

Event Date:

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Franciscan Center of Lourdes University
6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, OH 43560

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Laurie Bertke




[email protected]

Event Details:

In its effort to model environmental sustainability and demonstrate the Franciscan commitment to respect the gift of all creation, the Sylvania Franciscan Village hosts the 8th Annual Zero-Waste Lunch for its member organizations on Wednesday, October 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania.

The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania will join employees of Sylvania Franciscan Ministries and Lourdes University students, faculty and staff for a delicious lunch and festivities. Students from St. Joseph School of Sylvania and others from the wider community will participate as well.

The goal of the zero-waste luncheon is to create as little waste as possible, beginning with the preparation of the food. Accompanying service ware is completely compostable and environmentally friendly, with composting services provided by Hirzel Farms of Luckey, Ohio. Guests are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles for refreshments. In past years, this entire event has generated less than a pound of landfill waste.

Along with lunch, participants have the opportunity to win raffle prizes and take part in a Zero-Waste Shopping Challenge to learn how to make more sustainable choices at the grocery store.

“The Zero Waste Lunch educates and empowers individuals of all ages to be better stewards. As a community, we look forward to this event each year,” says Sophia Lloyd, Sylvania Franciscan Village Director.

For more information, contact Laurie Bertke at [email protected] or 419-824-3515.

Sylvania Franciscan Village

Formally established in 2009, the Sylvania Franciscan Village (SFV) is comprised of the Sisters of St. Francis and all of their ministries.  The SFV was formed to harness energies for the greater good and benefit of those who share the Franciscan mission. Visit for more information. To learn more about this and future events, contact Sophia Lloyd at [email protected], 419-824-3533 or visit

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