Carol Coston, OP is the founding Director of NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby in Washington, D.C., and founding Director of Partners for the Common Good, an award-winning alternative investment fund that attracted more than $11 million in investments from religious institutes. She also served as Co-Director of Santaurio Sisterfarm, a sanctuary in the Texas Hill Country cultivating bio-diversity and cultural diversity. In 2001, in recognition of a lifetime of service to the common good, Carol received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Clinton. She also was awarded the Alexandrine Medal from the College of St. Catherine for her leadership and contributions to social justice, women, and economic equity. Carol is the author of numerous articles and chapters in books, as well as of Permaculture: Finding Our Own Vines And Fig Trees. Carol is currently creating a new Office of Permaculture for her congregation, The Adrian Dominican Sisters at their motherhouse inAdrian,MI.