by Len Heckwolf
Environmental Justice Subcommittee Chair
Member, Pastoral Council
Periodically, the St. Ignatius Justice and Peace Environmental Justice Subcommittee will feature parishioners inspiring others with their commitment to our common home. This week we feature Tracie Allen.
Tracie Allen has worked at St. Ignatius for over ten years, but lately there is something new and exciting on her daily commute! Driving 17 miles each day from Glen Burnie, Tracie doesn’t create any harmful emissions or greenhouse gases. Her new all-electric Nissan Leaf can make the trip with zero carbon emissions and, with its range of 240 miles, Tracie can drive all week without needing to recharge her batteries. By doing this, nine tons of harmful carbon and other pollutants are not released into the skies over Baltimore each year.
Tracie believes each of us should do our part wherever possible to improve the environment. She is a living example of Pope Francis’ appeal in Laudato Si that each of us “…shift to a more sustainable approach… my thanks go to all who are already working on this.”
With her husband Carson, the couple is also installing a solar system to power their home and provide electricity for their Nissan Leaf. Thank you, Tracie, for walking the walk![/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]