Sisters of St. Francis
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812-934-2475
Mailing Address:
Sisters of St. Francis
P.O. Box 100
22143 Main Street
Oldenburg, IN 47036

S. Claire Whalen, Environmentalist

S. Claire Whalen was among the 10 Hoosier Resilience Heroes honored on Earth Day 2019 by the Environmental Resilience Institute founded as part of Indiana University’s Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative.

S. Claire was recognized for her efforts in “working to make the state more resilient in the face of environmental changes that are happening now and will continue to happen in the future.”

The long-time environmentalist was recognized for her “strong desire to help people in her area of the state (southeast Indiana) understand the climate crisis and ways they can work to lessen the impacts.

S. Claire’s efforts include establishing the Oldenburg Renewable Energy Commission which will study how the village can reduce its carbon footprint through conducting a greenhouse gas inventory this summer.

Sisters of St. Francis
Contact Us
812-934-2475
Mailing Address:
Sisters of St. Francis
P.O. Box 100
22143 Main Street
Oldenburg, IN 47036