The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.

Goal 7 is "Affordable and Clean Energy." As the UN puts it: "Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity."

This series includes stories of sisters working to improve energy accessibility and sustainability. 

Preserving trees by making charcoal from paper litter

Wisconsin religious order doubles down on commitment to renewable energy

Congregations seek sustainability through goals to reduce waste, go organic

Catholic groups disagree with Trump EPA 'Affordable Clean Energy' rule