About EarthConnection

Mission Statement

EarthConnection, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, is a center for learning and reflection about living lightly on Earth. Aware of the interconnectedness of all of Creation, we seek to integrate spirituality and sustainability through programs in sustainable agriculture, alternative energies, ecojustice, and eco-spirituality.

Short History           

EarthConnection was built in 1991 to address the adverse ecological effects of our consumer society. It was founded by Sister Paula Gonzalez, SC, Ph.D., a biologist, nationally recognized lecturer, author, and retreat leader. The facility was made possible by many groups of volunteers who converted an oversized four-car garage into a 3,900 square-foot meeting and office space building. 

Features of the facility include an experimental solar heating system, solar electricity, natural lighting, super-insulated walls and windows, floor tiles made of waste glass, a wall made of aluminum cans, and carpeting constructed from recycled plastic bottles. 

Located on the west side of Cincinnati in Delhi Township, the EarthConnection building is available at reasonable rates for small and medium-size groups planning days of reflection, seminars, office meetings, and gatherings. 



Two minute video on the beginning of EarthConnection and some of the latest projects by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati as they lessen their global footprint.