Composting your yard and kitchen scraps reduces greenhouse gases that build up in landfills.
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Treating and pumping water costs energy. In fact, 3% of our nation’s energy is used for water, and producing energy creates greenhouse gases. Installing low-flow appliances and switching off the faucet will reduce your impact.
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.
Generating the power required to heat and air condition your home leads to climate change. When you leave home or go to bed, turn your thermostat to a more neutral temperature. A programmable thermostat makes this easy, and will pay for itself in savings.
If your destination is close, consider walking or biking instead of driving. Every mile you travel with foot power instead of petrol power saves one pound of carbon.
Our Feast of Saint Francis program, “Creating a Climate for Solidarity: From St. Francis to Pope Francis to You,” helps your parish, college, or small study group explore how climate change affects the world’s poor. Through this dynamic multi-media presentation, your group will dig in deeply on questions of Creation care and social justice. We provide all the materials you need to make your program a success, free of charge. Please register. You’ll receive an email within a few hours with links to these thought-provoking resources.
The Chairs of the Domestic and International Committees of the U.S. Catholic bishops, Archbishop Wenski and Bishop Pates, respectively, voiced support for a national standard limiting carbon pollution from power plants in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The bishops urged national leaders to act on climate change and to prioritize the wellbeing of the poor both internationally and domestically. They closed their letter by saying: We welcome the EPA’s proposal of a national standard to reduce significantly carbon pollution and call upon our leaders in government and industry to act responsibly, justly and rapidly to implement such a standard.