The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers received Westchester County’s Department of Environmental Facilities 2022 Eco Award in recognition for “outstanding contributions to the environment and sustainability.”
The award ceremony, hosted by Westchester County Executive George Lattimer, took place at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle on Earth Day, April 22. Timothy McCreight, manager of mission advancement direct marketing, accepted the award on behalf of Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.
Last year, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers installed 2,184 solar panels mounted on six canopies over two parking lots on their property in the Town of Ossining.
“People often think that the sole focus of people of faith is the world to come,” said Father Timothy O. Kilkelly, M.M., Maryknoll assistant general, in a statement.
“This understanding is incomplete. People of faith take seriously this world as well, seeking to be healers of people and the wider environment. Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers’ new solar canopy is a sign of our commitment both to be responsible stewards of God’s creation and to the local community in Ossining.”
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