ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Although he was wearing brown, Br. Kevin Kriso, O.F.M., and three SBU students were welcomed at a Buffalo youth convention to share why “Catholics Go Green.”
Br. Kevin was joined by St. Bonaventure students Morgan Beacker, Tony Zambito and Zack Domes at the Diocesan Youth Convention in Buffalo Feb. 13. The group led the discussion “Catholics Go Green” during a breakout section offered to the 700 Catholic high school students attending the three-day event.
Br. Kevin said the SBU team discussed why good science and Catholic/Franciscan approaches are important when it comes to the environment.
“The care of the environment is the care of the poor. For instance, pollution. The people who suffer from pollution the most would be the poor,” he said.
“All of our actions have justice dimensions to them,” said Br. Kevin.
The group also gave the high school students suggestions on how to be more environmentally friendly, and they debunked some common excuses given by teens who are not yet committed to “going green.”