Tips For Reducing Your Impact
Adopt an Earth-Friendly Diet
Choosing to go meatless one day a week will make a big impact on your carbon footprint. Meat and dairy production generate large amounts of greenhouse gases. Explore vegetarian dining options once a week to delight your tastebuds and shrink your footprint.
What You Can Do
See this helpful resource, What You Can Do, from the Catholic Climate Change Justice and Health Initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB).
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The Challenge of Consumption
The disparities between human beings who live in desperate poverty and those who have everything money can buy are glaring in a world brought closer together through amazing advances in communication. This great disparity denies social justice, leads to ecological tragedy, and most of all creates a misperception of what the good life really is, which ultimately makes excessive consumption a religious question.
How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
“Take ACTION! Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: Care for God’s Creation and Poor People” handout contains a list of activities and action steps to help fulfill the ACTION part of the St. Francis Pledge.